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Rocket League Championship Series

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[e][h]Rocket League Championship Series
Series Information
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Start Date:
2016-04-30
Cumulative Prize Pool:
$24,958,947 USD
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The Rocket League Championship Series, also known as the RLCS, is the Psyonix funded Rocket League league. The competition began in Spring 2016 with its inaugural season giving an opportunity for the top North American and European teams to fight for their share of the $75,000 USD prize pool. The first World Championship was hosted in Los Angeles, California, with its reappearance during the Season 3 World Championship, between the first Finals taking place in Europe, held in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Season 3 of the RLCS introduced the 3rd region to join the league, Oceania. This therefore extended the number of spots for the World Championship from 8 teams to 10. The Oceania region League Play was managed by Throwdown Esports.

Rocket League Rival Series has been created prior to the start of Season 4 of RLCS as a second division of the series. This promoted a widely requested structure of the championship series, firstly giving a chance for RLCS teams to stay and secure their spot in the next season of the competition by their performance, and secondly supporting the lower tier teams aside from RLCS to give them an opportunity of being promoted to the top tier division by their efforts and accomplishments.

As of Season 5, the RLCS is managed by Psyonix, instead of Twitch.[1]

Since the RLCS kicked off in 2016, the community played a big part in extending the prize pool of the competition. By Season 8, the prize pool was higher than Season 1 by $985,000 USD.

Season 7 of the Rocket League Championship Series introduced a 4th region to the division - South America[2]. The appearance of this very region was hugely requested and anticipated by the community and showcased worldwide prior to the announcement, such as during the World Showdown of Esports 4 and the 4-month course of the Rocket Street Grind Series in late 2018 - sponsored by Psyonix - which was intended to be the South American version of the Renegade Cup.

Season 7 marked the start of a partnership between Psyonix and ELEAGUE featuring 'wide-ranging' content including a multi-part feature series on the RLCS on TBS Television.[3]

Gfinity Esports Australia took over as the host of the Oceanic RLCS division in Season 7 with the Gfinity Rocket League Oceanic Masters after Throwdown Esports hosted it since Season 3.[4]

In Season 8, Epic Games has acquired Psyonix - the developer of Rocket League.[5] The Rival Series went through minor changes in Season 8, as the number of teams per region has extended from 8 to 10.[6] Because of this, a new stage has been added to the division with the Regional Playoffs. The Top 4 teams from League Play play in a double elimination Page Playoff Bracket to decide the Top 2 teams from RLRS to advanced to the Promotion Playoffs. The eliminated teams along with the teams finishing 5th and 6th in League Play retain a spot in the next season of the division leaving the bottom 4 being forced to requalify.

The host of the Oceanic division for Season 8 was transferred to LetsPlay.Live after Gfinity Esports Australia in Season 7.[7]

From Season 9 onwards of the RLCS, the top tier division hosts 10 teams per North America and Europe, expanding from 8.

Season 9 went through an uncontrollable situation as the World Championship was forced to be cancelled due to fears of the Coronavirus outbreak at the time of League Play.[8] This was the first season to be played entirely online.

In Season X, RLCS moved away from the League Play format and bi-annual seasons. Instead, it turned into an open event-based circuit format that culminates in an annual Rocket League World Championship.[9] The season introduced 3 different splits: Fall, Winter, Spring. With that, the Rocket League Rival Series was discontinued.

RLCS 2021-22 is the second RLCS season in 2021, crossing over into 2022. This season introduces the most major changes to the RLCS system yet with more regions and an updated format. 3 splits - Fall, Winter, Spring - each have 3 regional events leading into an international major. Within all these events, each team collects points that will determine whether they will qualify for the World Championship or World Championship Wildcard.

RLCS 2022-23 is the twelfth season of the Rocket League Championship Series. This season is a follow-up from the inaugural annual circuit with region expansions and international majors that occured in RLCS 2021-22. 3 splits - Fall, Winter, Spring - each have 3 regional events leading into an international major. Within all these events, each team collects points that determine whether they will qualify for the World Championship or World Championship Wildcard.

History[edit]

Season 1 (Los Angeles, USA)[edit]

RLCS Season 1 was Rocket League's biggest tournament at the time, and there was a lot of hype surrounding many of the teams. FlipSid3 Tactics and Northern Gaming had come out on top in the two EU qualifiers, while iBUYPOWER and Kings of Urban took home the NA qualifiers.

The first round would see an even split between NA and EU, with underdog team The Flying Dutchmen, who barely made it to the finals at all after Supersonic Avengers came close to stealing their spot, managed to upset the NA #1 seed Kings of Urban. Meanwhile, iBP, who were playing with substitute 0ver Zer0 instead of star player Gambit, managed to overcome F3. Elsewhere, Exodus took down Mock-It in a 3-0 sweep while Northern Gaming also managed to sweep Genesis.

This would pit KoU against F3, where KoU would crash out in last place with a 3-1 defeat. Meanwhile, Northern Gaming and iBuyPower progressed to the upper bracket finals, with iBP taking a 4-2 victory. NG were unable to recover and were beaten 4-1 by a F3 team on a mission to power through the lower bracket and into the grand finals. When they arrived, they faced iBP once again. In an incredibly close series, iBP managed to close out a 4-2 victory and win the first season of the RLCS.

Season 2 (Amsterdam, Netherlands)[edit]

Europe saw many of the same teams qualify once again, and with one single league play instead of the two qualifiers NG and F3 would take the top two spots (amid some controversy surrounding the rules of tiebreakers) and leave Mock-It, Precision Z, Red Eye and REUNITED (who were the former Supersonic Avengers squad), to battle for the remaining two spots. In stage one of the playoffs, Precision Z and Mock-It would qualify for LAN, while Doomsee, Snaski and ELMP would once again be watching from the sidelines.

North America saw the world champions (now under G2 Esports and with 0ver Zer0 as a starter) struggle in league play, and they would eventually miss out on the playoffs altogether. Exodus (now under Orbit eSports) would take first place, with Kings of Urban (Now under NRG eSports) taking second. Genesis and Take 3 would take the two remaining LAN spots and would end up meeting again for the third-place playoff, where Genesis took the win while NRG beat Orbit to take first seed for North America once again

The European teams would come out fighting as they took all four series' in the upper bracket, including an incredible reverse sweep from Mock-It against Orbit, who would then crash out of the tournament against Take 3. Another victory for Mock-It over F3 meant that they had to play against Take 3 again, who they then dispatched with a 3-0 sweep. After this series, F3 had another Lower Bracket Final against Northern Gaming, which they won again to put them up against Mock-It. In the Grand Finals, F3 managed to win back-to-back series' to take home the title of Season 2.

Season 3 (Los Angeles, USA)[edit]

Season 3 saw the first inclusion of teams from Oceania, with the top two teams from the Throwdown Rocket League Challenge joining the 8 teams from NA and EU. These teams ended up being Alpha Sydney and JAM Gaming. They would be joined by an all-new Mock-It squad, a Flipsid3 team who barely edged past an inconsistent Resonant Esports, the surprise team of The Leftovers and Northern Gaming, who were heading to LA with their sub Turbopolsa as Maestro was busy with exams. The North American teams were NRG, who became the three-time NA regional champions, Rogue, who had signed the Atelier squad after finishing 2nd, Selfless Gaming and Denial Esports, who had knocked out fan favorites G2 Esports to secure their LAN spot.

As Alpha Sydney made history by winning their first series against Denial and NRG swept Northern Gaming to send them to the lower bracket, things started heating up as NG and The Leftovers began to make their lower bracket runs. After The Leftovers had knocked out F3 and Northern Gaming swept Rogue, the two teams met and Northern Gaming came away with a clean sweep. After this they moved on to face NRG in the lower bracket finals, in order to determine who would face Mock-It in the grand finals. NG would take the series 4-1, leaving them with the task of getting the bracket reset against Mock-It, which happened once again as NG won two tight series' in order to become the world champions of Season 3.

Season 4 (Washington D.C., USA)[edit]

Season 4 saw the introduction of the RLRS, and was the final season in which teams could qualify directly to RLCS through the brutal play-in bracket. Notable teams who dropped to the new second division included Fibeon eSports and The Leftovers, who were upset by Emotion (soon-to-be Allegiance) and Aeriality (soon-to-be Team Secret) respectively. In North America, the passionate Ghost Gaming surprised everyone by qualifying for the World Championship, sweeping FlyQuest in the playoffs to secure their spot. Elsewhere, NRG Esports also swept their playoff opponents, their victims being Rogue. However, the bigger news was that - at long last - G2 Esports had finally qualified for LAN, with Kronovi making his first appearance since his Season 1 victory. However, after finishing second in league play G2 were heavily beaten by first Ghost and then NRG, and therefore went to Washington as 4th seed. At the other end of the table, a disappointing Renegades side joined Allegiance in the bottom two. Renegades won both of their matches with relative ease, securing their spot in Season 5, while Allegiance was sent to the Rival Series, not by the Fibeon side who they had upset previously, but former world champion Lachinio's Out of Style, who secured his return to the RLCS after two seasons away.

Over in Europe, it was upsets galore as Method and PSG Esports started to run away from the rest of the European teams such as Gale Force eSports, as both teams would end up in the top 2, qualifying for LAN. exceL eSports, after struggling in Season 3 and replacing Danzhizzle with ex-PENTA player Pwndx, also surprised everyone as they avoided finishing in the bottom two. However, by far the biggest surprise was world champions Team Envy, having replaced Maestro with their former player gReazymeister, finishing in the bottom two, with their Week 5 victory over PSG (who were looking to become the first-ever team to go 7-0) only serving as a consolation. In the Promotion Tournament, Envy ended up surviving, with Team Secret being replaced by the Fnatic (ex-Leftovers) side who they had knocked into the Rival Series while still playing as Aeriality.

Heading into the World Championship, Chiefs eSports Club (the former Alpha Sydney roster) as well as new boys Pale Horse eSports would join the European and North American teams, and this time the region would take their first major upset as Chiefs upset NRG and sent the North American veterans home in last place, while Pale Horse failed to win a single game at LAN. In the upper bracket PSG and Method built on their strong seasons by defeating Cloud9 and NRG respectively, before Method took home a tight series to set up yet another big matchup with their rivals, Gale Force. This series proved to be one to remember, with Method keeping themselves alive by winning a lengthy game 6 overtime before Gale Force took game 7 by a single goal. Elsewhere, in the lower bracket, no teams managed to make a huge lower bracket run, with C9's three-match win streak being ended by Method in the lower bracket finals (despite Squishy scoring an incredible ceiling shot), and G2 taking two series before falling to C9 and finishing 4th place. This set up a rematch between Gale Force and Method, however, Method was beginning to show signs of fatigue, and Gale Force rolled over them in a 4-0 sweep, making them World Champions and giving Turbopolsa the title of the first player to win RLCS twice, as well as the first player to win it back-to-back.

Season 5 (London, UK)[edit]

Season 5 was the first season of the RLCS without Twitch Esports running the series alongside Psyonix, as well as being the first season without direct qualification into the RLCS.

In North America, the Big Three had begun to emerge as NRG, G2 and Cloud9 easily secured the first three LAN spots, with their biggest challenger ending up being Evil Geniuses. They ended up taking the fourth LAN spot by defeating Rogue 4-2 in the playoffs, seeing Chrome make his World Championship debut despite having played in every single season of the RLCS up to that point. Over at the other end of the table, Out of Style nearly broke Team Secret's unwanted record by going 7-21 in games, and they were relegated along with fan favourites Counter Logic Gaming. They were replaced in the RLCS by FlyQuest, after a strong debut season from Ayyjayy, and Allegiance who fought back from their previous relegation to defeat CLG in the final qualification match.

Across the Atlantic, Europe saw a resurgence from the previously-struggling Team EnVyUs as they ended up qualifying for LAN with their new star Eyeignite, however, the popular trios of PSG Esports and FlipSid3 Tactics missed out after losing in the playoffs. Gale Force eSports once again took home the first seed for EU, and they were joined at LAN by the offensive powerhouses of Renault Vitality and compLexity Gaming, all with unchanged rosters from the previous season. In the Promotion Tournament, exceL Esports' run in the RLCS came to an end, and Team Secret was sent back to the Rival Series once again after one of the most exciting series in the history of Rocket League Esports, after which Servette Geneva eSports managed to sneak into the RLCS after two intense final games. Secret looked to have run out of steam as in the following series they were annihilated by Fnatic.

After a long period of waiting, Psyonix eventually announced that the World Championship would be heading to the Copper Box Arena in London, to the excitement of many. What followed was one of Rocket League's most exciting events. The NA and EU teams were joined (once again) by the Chiefs, as well as a Tainted Minds squad looking to go one better than last time around (when they were still under Pale Horse). Team Dignitas had also bought out the heavy favorites Gale Force eSports prior to the tournament. The grudge matches started immediately, with Chiefs taking out EG in a close five-game series. The rest of day one had plenty of big upsets too, as compLexity swept both TM and G2 to head into Day 2, and the hot streak of Renault Vitality was brought to an end by C9 after they were easily swatted aside. NRG knocked Dignitas down to the lower bracket in a huge victory for the North American side, and compLexity marched into the Top 3 after taking out C9. In the lower bracket, Vitality's woes continued as they were beaten by EG and sent home in last place. Tainted Minds came so close to pulling off an unthinkable upset against Team Envy before they threw away a 3 goal lead in Game 4 and then lost Game 5 to lose the series 3-2. EG's run of upsets continued as they took down G2 in a passionate Game 5 Overtime, and Team Envy's Oceanic problems continued as they were swept by the Chiefs - the first time that an Oceanian team had made it to Day 3. On Day 3, Dignitas started to mount a lower bracket run as they swept EG and C9. The day seemed to be going by remarkably quickly as NRG also swept compLexity in the Upper Bracket Final before Dignitas would secure a rematch by beating compLexity 4-2, knocking the Scandinavians out in third place. The grand final saw Dignitas storm into a 4-1 victory (and a bracket reset), and it looked like it was over when the Europeans went 3-1 up in the second series. However, thanks to some stunning goals by every NRG player they managed to take it to Game 7. What followed was truly incredible.

With 10 seconds left the scores were tied at 2-2. After a goalmouth scramble Team Dignitas looked to have scored the championship-winning goal. North America sat in silence. After a big clearance from ViolentPanda, NRG had to carry the ball across the entire field without it hitting the ground. After a series of passes, the ball eventually fell to the rookie jstn, who blasted it into the back of the net prompting the roar of Team 104 and the rest of the crowd. Despite all of that, NRG still couldn't win in the end as Turbopolsa scored in Overtime to ensure that he became the first player to win RLCS three times.

Season 6 (Las Vegas, USA)[edit]

NA's sixth season of League Play was business as usual, with the Big Three easily reaching the World Championship. They were joined once again by Evil Geniuses, with the only real surprise being Rogue's relegation to the RLRS after losing to Splyce and Bread in the Promotion Tournament.

Over in Europe, things weren't so consistent, with Team Dignitas continuing their total dominance over the region. compLexity Gaming were relegated just one season after finishing third in the World Championship, FlipSid3 Tactics made their long-awaited return to LAN and Fnatic's Promotion Tournament luck ran out as Red Reserve and Savage! rose through the ranks to take their place among the top eight of Europe.

The World Championship kicked off with upsets galore, as Evil Geniuses picked up NA's only victory against the Chiefs. Evil Geniuses picked up another top-six finish, whilst the Chiefs made history once again by being the first non-NA or EU side to reach the top four of the World Championship. In the lower bracket, Cloud9 began to mount a FlipSid3 Tactics-esque run, including a victory over F3 (despite an incredible pinch from kuxir97). Eventually, they reached the grand final against Dignitas, where they won in a dominant bracket reset victory, returning the RLCS trophy to NA for the first time since iBUYPOWER in Season 1.

Events[edit]

Season 1[edit]

S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Aug 6 - 7, 2016
$55,000
United States Los Angeles
8 participants
Jun 26 - Jul 10, 2016
$5,000
Europe Europe
8 participants
Jun 25 - Jul 9, 2016
$5,000
North America North America
8 participants
Jun 12 - 19, 2016
 
Europe Europe
1,204 participants
 
TBD
 
TBD
May 1 - 22, 2016
$5,000
Europe Europe
8 participants
Apr 30 - May 21, 2016
$5,000
North America North America
8 participants
May 1, 2016
 
Europe Europe
2,643 participants
 
TBD
 
TBD


Season 2[edit]

S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Dec 3 - 4, 2016
$125,000
Netherlands Amsterdam
8 participants
Sep 25 - Nov 13, 2016
$53,000
Europe Europe
8 participants
Sep 24 - Nov 12, 2016
$53,000
North America North America
8 participants
Oct 9, 2016
$10,000
Europe Europe
8 participants
Oct 8, 2016
$10,000
North America North America
8 participants
Sep 11 - 18, 2016
 
Europe Europe
2,867 participants
 
TBD
 
TBD
Sep 10 - 17, 2016
 
North America North America
3,378 participants
 
TBD
 
TBD


Season 3[edit]

S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Jun 2 - 4, 2017
$150,000
United States Los Angeles
10 participants
Mar 19 - May 7, 2017
$53,000
Europe Europe
8 participants
Mar 18 - May 6, 2017
$53,000
North America North America
8 participants
Apr 9, 2017
$10,000
Europe Europe
8 participants
Apr 8, 2017
$10,000
North America North America
8 participants
Mar 5 - 12, 2017
 
Europe Europe
2,995 participants
 
TBD
 
TBD
Mar 4 - 11, 2017
 
North America North America
3,218 participants
 
TBD
 
TBD

Throwdown Oceania[edit]

S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
May 20, 2017
$8,085
Australia Australia
4 participants
Apr 9 - 23, 2017
$1,617
Oceania Oceania
8 participants
Apr 2, 2017
 
Oceania Oceania
102 participants
 
TBD
 
TBD


Season 3 Offseason[edit]

S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Aug 6, 2017
$6,000
North America North America
8 participants
Jul 9, 2017
$6,000
Europe Europe
8 participants
Jun 25, 2017
$6,000
North America North America
8 participants


Season 4[edit]

S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Nov 10 - 12, 2017
$150,000
United States Washington D.C.
10 participants
Sep 10 - Oct 15, 2017
$83,000
Europe Europe
8 participants
Sep 9 - Oct 14, 2017
$83,000
North America North America
8 participants
Sep 3, 2017
 
Europe Europe
128 participants
 
TBD
 
TBD
Sep 2, 2017
 
North America North America
128 participants
 
TBD
 
TBD

Throwdown Oceania[edit]

S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Oct 29, 2017
$19,500
Australia Melbourne
4 participants
Sep 17 - Oct 15, 2017
$5,500
Australia Australia
8 participants


Season 5[edit]

S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Jun 8 - 10, 2018
$250,000
United Kingdom London
10 participants
Mar 18 - Apr 22, 2018
$109,000
Europe Europe
8 participants
Mar 17 - Apr 21, 2018
$109,000
North America North America
8 participants
Mar 11, 2018
 
Europe Europe
128 participants
 
TBD
 
TBD
Mar 10, 2018
 
North America North America
128 participants
 
TBD
 
TBD

Throwdown Oceania[edit]

S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Apr 29, 2018
$19,500
Oceania Oceania
4 participants
Mar 18 - Apr 22, 2018
$5,500
Oceania Oceania
8 participants


Season 6[edit]

S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Nov 9 - 11, 2018
$500,000
United States Las Vegas
10 participants
Sep 9 - Oct 14, 2018
$214,250
Europe Europe
8 participants
Sep 8 - Oct 13, 2018
$214,250
North America North America
8 participants
Sep 2, 2018
 
Europe Europe
128 participants
 
TBD
Sep 1, 2018
 
North America North America
128 participants
 
TBD
 
TBD

Throwdown Oceania[edit]

S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Oct 14, 2018
$34,500
Oceania Oceania
4 participants
Sep 9 - Oct 7, 2018
$15,500
Oceania Oceania
8 participants


Season 7[edit]

S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Jun 21 - 23, 2019
$529,500
United States Newark
12 participants
Apr 7 - May 12, 2019
$214,250
Europe Europe
8 participants
Apr 6 - May 11, 2019
$214,250
North America North America
8 participants

Rocket League Oceanic Masters[edit]

S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Apr 14 - May 12, 2019
$15,500
Oceania Oceania
8 participants

Grand Series South America[edit]

S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Apr 7 - May 12, 2019
$25,000
 South America
8 participants
Mar 30 - 31, 2019
 
 South America
16 participants
 
TBD
 
TBD
Mar 23, 2019
 
 South America
16 participants
 
TBD
Mar 16, 2019
 
 South America
16 participants
 
TBD
Mar 9, 2019
 
 South America
16 participants
 
TBD
Mar 2, 2019
 
 South America
16 participants
 
TBD


Season 8[edit]

S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Dec 13 - 15, 2019
$529,500
Spain Madrid
12 participants
Oct 6 - Nov 17, 2019
$214,250
Europe Europe
8 participants
Oct 5 - Nov 16, 2019
$214,250
North America North America
8 participants

Rocket League Oceanic Championship[edit]

Grand Series South America[edit]

S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Oct 6 - Nov 17, 2019
$25,000
 South America
8 participants
Sep 28 - 29, 2019
 
 South America
16 participants
 
TBD
 
TBD
Sep 22, 2019
 
 South America
16 participants
 
TBD
Sep 21, 2019
 
 South America
16 participants
 
TBD
Sep 15, 2019
 
 South America
16 participants
 
TBD
Sep 14, 2019
 
 South America
16 participants
 
TBD


Season 9[edit]

S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Feb 9 - Mar 29, 2020
$413,973.60
Europe Europe
10 participants
Feb 8 - Mar 28, 2020
$413,973.60
North America North America
10 participants

Rocket League Oceanic Championship[edit]

Grand Series South America[edit]

S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Feb 16 - Mar 22, 2020
$60,000
 South America
8 participants
Feb 1 - 9, 2020
 
 South America
16 participants
 
TBD
 
TBD
Jan 26, 2020
 
 South America
16 participants
 
TBD
Jan 25, 2020
 
 South America
16 participants
 
TBD
Jan 19, 2020
 
 South America
16 participants
 
TBD
Jan 18, 2020
 
 South America
16 participants
 
TBD


Season X[edit]

S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Jun 20, 2021
$100,000
Oceania Oceania
2 participants
Jun 15 - 20, 2021
$400,000
Europe Europe
6 participants
Jun 15 - 20, 2021
$400,000
North America North America
6 participants
Jun 19, 2021
$100,000
 South America
2 participants
May 22 - 23, 2021
$100,000
North America North America
10 participants
May 15 - 16, 2021
$100,000
Europe Europe
10 participants
Feb 27 - 28, 2021
$100,000
North America North America
12 participants
 
Feb 20 - 21, 2021
$100,000
Europe Europe
12 participants
Oct 18 - 25, 2020
$100,000
North America North America
16 participants
 
Oct 17 - 24, 2020
$100,000
Europe Europe
16 participants

2021-22[edit]

S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Aug 4 - 14, 2022
$2,085,000
United States Fort Worth
24 participants
Jun 29 - Jul 3, 2022
$300,000
United Kingdom London
16 participants
Mar 23 - 27, 2022
$300,000
United States Los Angeles
16 participants
Dec 8 - 12, 2021
$300,000
Sweden Stockholm
16 participants

2022-23[edit]

S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Aug 3 - 13, 2023
$2,100,000
Germany Düsseldorf
24 participants
Jul 6 - 9, 2023
$310,000
United States Boston
16 participants
Jun 18, 2023
 
North America North America
2 participants
Apr 6 - 9, 2023
$310,000
United States San Diego
16 participants
Feb 26, 2023
 
Europe Europe
3 participants
 
Feb 26, 2023
 
 South America
2 participants
Dec 8 - 11, 2022
$310,000
Netherlands Rotterdam
16 participants


2024[edit]

S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Sep 10 - 15, 2024
$1,165,500
United States Fort Worth
16 participants
 
TBD
 
TBD
Jun 20 - 23, 2024
$255,000
United Kingdom London
16 participants
 
TBD
 
TBD
Mar 28 - 31, 2024
$255,000
Denmark Copenhagen
16 participants


Prize Pool[edit]

TournamentDateWorld Championship LocationPrize Pool% Of Previous SeasonRegional AmountWorld Championship Amount
RLCS Season 1Spring/Summer 2016
2016-04-30
2016-08-07
United States Los Angeles, United States$75,000-$20,000$55,000
RLCS Season 2Fall 2016
2016-09-10
2016-12-04
Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands$251,000 1335%$106,000$125,000
RLCS Season 3Spring 2017
2017-03-08
2017-06-04
United States Los Angeles, United States$300,000 1 2120%$116,000$150,000
RLCS Season 4Fall 2017
2017-09-02
2017-11-12
United States Washington D.C, United States$350,000 2117%$191,000$150,000
RLCS Season 5Spring 2018
2018-03-10
2018-06-10
England London, England$500,000 2143%$243,000$250,000
RLCS Season 6Fall 2018
2018-09-01
2018-11-18
United States Las Vegas, United States$1,000,000 2200%$478,500$500,000
RLCS Season 7Spring 2019
2019-03-30
2019-06-23
United States Newark, United States$1,060,000 2106%$503,500$529,500
RLCS Season 8Fall/Winter 2019
2019-09-28
2019-12-15
Spain Madrid, Spain$1,060,000 2100%$503,500$529,500
RLCS Season 9Winter/Spring 2020
2020-02-08
2020-04-12
N/A$1,009,947.20 295%$1,009,947.20N/A
RLCS Season XFall 2020 - Spring 2021
2020-08-01
2021-06-20
N/A$4,500,000 2445%$3,500,000$1,000,000
RLCS 2021-22Fall 2021 - Spring 2022
2021-10-08
2022-07-31
United States Fort Worth, United States$6,000,000 2133%$4,000,000$2,000,000
RLCS 2022-23Fall 2022 - Spring 2023
2022-10-07
2023-08-13
Germany Düsseldorf, Germany$6,100,000 2100%$3,900,000$2,100,000
1 Part of the total prize pool goes toward Midseason Mayhem events.
2 Part of the total prize pool goes toward Player Accolades.

Stream Statistics[edit]

SeasonBroadcastsHours
RLCS Season 118 (+7 from stream restarts)103.96
RLCS Season 218112.77
RLCS Season 319 (+1 from stream restarts)121.53
Off Season 3320.12
RLCS Season 429 (+1 from stream restarts)155.66
RLCS Season 530150.60
RLCS Season 629 (+4 from stream restarts)156.18
RLCS Season 729 (+4 from stream restarts)128.38
RLCS Season 831163.99
RLCS Season 933 (+3 from stream restarts)166.36
RLCS Season X54780

Team Participation - Regional Stage[edit]

Up to RLCS Season 9, 128 teams have participated in the League Play stage of RLCS around the world.

From Season 1 to 3, every team was required to qualify through the open qualifier and play-ins no matter whether they participated previously or won the World Championship.
Top 2 teams in each region (as well as World Champions) in Season 3 got handed an automatic place in the next season of the championship series. From Season 4, Top 6 teams in each region earn a spot in the next season, while the bottom two teams take on the top two teams of Rocket League Rival Series to determine any promotions and relegations.

NRG Esports and G2 Esports are the only teams to have participated in 9 seasons of the RLCS. No team participated in all of them.

Note: The results are based on the aftermath of the Regional Championship, not end of the Regular Season in League Play.

Qualifying - North America[edit]

Participation spreadsheet by team

Team RLCS S1 RLCS S2 RLCS S3 RLCS S4 RLCS S5 RLCS S6 RLCS S7 RLCS S8 RLCS S9 RLCS X
NRGNRG - OQ OQ QU QU QU QU QU QU QU
G2 StrideG2 Stride - OQ OQ OQ QU QU QU QU PR QU
Cloud9Cloud9 - - - OQ QU QU QU QU PR -
Ghost GamingGhost Gaming - - - OQ QU QU QU QU QU OQ
RogueRogue - - - QU QU QU QU QU QU QU
GenesisGenesis OQ OQ OQ - - - - - - -
FlyQuestFlyQuest - - - OQ RS PR - - - -
AllegianceAllegiance - - - OQ RS PR - - - -
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses - - - - QU QU QU - - -
Spacestation GamingSpacestation Gaming - - - - - - PR QU QU QU
Orbit eSportsOrbit eSports OQ OQ - - - - - - - -
Selfless GamingSelfless Gaming OQ NQ OQ - - - - - - -
Take 3Take 3 - OQ OQ - - - - - - -
Out of StyleOut of Style - - - RS PR - - - - -
KnightsKnights - - - - - - - PR QU OQ
eUnitedeUnited - - - - - - - PR QU OQ
Kings of UrbanKings of Urban OQ - - - - - - - - -
ExodusExodus OQ1 - - - - - - - - -
iBUYPOWERiBUYPOWER OQ - - - - - - - - -
Lucky BounceLucky Bounce OQ NQ NQ NQ - - - - - -
Mock-It eSports NAMock-It eSports NA OQ - - - - - - - - -
RetrospectRetrospect OQ - - - - - - - - -
VendettaVendetta - OQ - - - - - - - -
RevivalRevival - OQ - - - - - - - -
DeceptionDeception - OQ - - - - - - - -
AtelierAtelier - - OQ - - - - - - -
Denial EsportsDenial Esports - - OQ - - - - - - -
SetToDestroyXSetToDestroyX - - OQ - - - - - - -
RenegadesRenegades - - - OQ - - - - - -
Counter Logic GamingCounter Logic Gaming - - - - PR - - - - -
SplyceSplyce - - - - - - PR - - -
SoniqsSoniqs - - - - - - - - PR OQ
FlightFlight - - - - - - - - PR -
FaZe ClanFaZe Clan - - - - - - - - - QU
Team EnvyTeam Envy - - - - - - - - - QU
TorrentTorrent - - - - - - - - - OQ
Shopify RebellionShopify Rebellion - - - - - - - - - OQ
Version1Version1 - - - - - - - - - OQ
XSETXSET - - - - - - - - - OQ
Charlotte PhoenixCharlotte Phoenix - - - - - - - PR PR OQ
Oxygen EsportsOxygen Esports - - - - - - - - - OQ
OQ Qualified through Play-ins and Open Qualifiers
PR Qualified to RLCS through the RLRS or the Promotion Playoffs stage
RS Qualified to the Rival Series
QU Automatic spot in the next RLCS season
NQ Unable to qualify through the Play-ins stage (Top 48/64)
- Didn't participate
1 VexX Gaming picks up the roster of Exodus after Qualifier 1 of RLCS Season 1.

Results by season - North America[edit]

  • NQ: Not Qualified from Play-ins (Top 48/64)
  •   -  : Not participated in the tournament
Team Best Worst Total
Ap.
S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 SX
NRGNRG 1st 3rd 9 - 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 3rd - 4th 1st
G2 StrideG2 Stride 1st 8th 9 - 7th 5th - 6th 4th 1st 2nd 3rd 8th 1st 3rd - 4th
Kings of UrbanKings of Urban 1st 1st 1 1st - - - - - - - - -
Cloud9Cloud9 1st 7th 6 - - - 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 7th 6th -
ExodusExodus 2nd 2nd 1 2nd - - - - - - - - -
Orbit eSportsOrbit eSports 2nd 9th 2 9th 2nd - - - - - - - -
AtelierAtelier 2nd 2nd 1 - - 2nd - - - - - - -
Ghost GamingGhost Gaming 2nd 12th 7 - - - 2nd 5th - 6th 5th - 6th 6th 5th 3rd - 4th 12th
KnightsKnights 2nd 14th 3 - - - - - - - 2nd 7th 14th
Spacestation GamingSpacestation Gaming 2nd 5th 4 - - - - - - 5th 3rd 2nd 2nd
iBUYPOWERiBUYPOWER 3rd 3rd 1 3rd - - - - - - - - -
GenesisGenesis 3rd 5th - 6th 3 4th 3rd 5th - 6th - - - - - - -
Selfless GamingSelfless Gaming 3rd nq 2(3) 8th nq 3rd - - - - - - -
Team EnvyTeam Envy 3rd - 4th 3rd - 4th 1 - - - - - - - - - 3rd - 4th
Take 3Take 3 4th 7th 2 - 4th 7th - - - - - - -
Denial EsportsDenial Esports 4th 4th 1 - - 4th - - - - - - -
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses 4th 7th 3 - - - - 4th 4th 7th - - -
RogueRogue 4th 8th 7 - - - 5th - 6th 5th - 6th 7th 4th 6th 8th 5th
eUnitedeUnited 4th 16th 3 - - - - - - - 4th 9th 16th
Lucky BounceLucky Bounce 5th nq 1(4) 5th nq nq nq - - - - - -
VendettaVendetta 5th 5th 1 - 5th - - - - - - - -
SoniqsSoniqs 5th 5th 2 - - - - - - - - 5th 8th
FlyQuestFlyQuest 5th - 6th 5th - 6th 2 - - - 5th - 6th - 5th - 6th - - - -
Mock-It eSports NAMock-It eSports NA 6th 6th 1 6th - - - - - - - - -
RevivalRevival 6th 6th 1 - 6th - - - - - - - -
FaZe ClanFaZe Clan 6th 6th 1 - - - - - - - - - 6th
RetrospectRetrospect 7th 7th 1 7th - - - - - - - - -
AllegianceAllegiance 7th 8th 2 - - - 7th - 8th - - - -
Counter Logic GamingCounter Logic Gaming 7th 7th 1 - - - - 7th - - - - -
Shopify RebellionShopify Rebellion 7th 7th 1 - - - - - - - - - 7th
DeceptionDeception 8th 8th 1 - 8th - - - - - - - -
SetToDestroyXSetToDestroyX 8th nq 1(2) - - 8th nq - - - - - -
RenegadesRenegades 8th 8th 1 - - - 8th - - - - - -
Out of StyleOut of Style 8th nq 1(2) - - - nq 8th - - - - -
SplyceSplyce 8th 8th 1 - - - - - - 8th - - -
TorrentTorrent 9th 9th 1 - - - - - - - - - 9th
FlightFlight 10th 10th 1 - - - - - - - - 10th -
Version1Version1 10th 10th 1 - - - - - - - - - 10th
XSETXSET 11th 11th 1 - - - - - - - - - 11th
Charlotte PhoenixCharlotte Phoenix 13th 13th 1 - - - - - - - - - 13th
Oxygen EsportsOxygen Esports 15th 15th 1 - - - - - - - - - 15th

Qualifying - Europe[edit]

Participation spreadsheet by team

Team RLCS S1 RLCS S2 RLCS S3 RLCS S4 RLCS S5 RLCS S6 RLCS S7 RLCS S8 RLCS S9 RLCS X
FlipSid3 TacticsFlipSid3 Tactics OQ OQ OQ QU QU QU - - - -
MethodMethod - - - OQ RS RS RS RS RS -
Team VitalityTeam Vitality - - - - QU QU QU QU QU QU
Mock-It eSportsMock-It eSports OQ OQ OQ OQ - - - - - -
PSG EsportsPSG Esports - - - OQ QU QU QU - - -
Complexity GamingComplexity Gaming - - - - QU QU RS PR - -
DignitasDignitas - - - - - QU QU QU QU OQ
Gale Force eSportsGale Force eSports - - OQ OQ QU - - - - -
Excel EsportsExcel Esports - - - OQ QU RS - - - -
FnaticFnatic - - - RS PR PR - - - -
Team SecretTeam Secret - - - OQ RS RS - - - -
TSMTSM - - - - - - QU QU PR -
MOUZMOUZ - - - - - PR QU PR QU -
FC BarcelonaFC Barcelona - - - - - - PR QU QU OQ
We Dem GirlzWe Dem Girlz OQ - - - - QU - - - -
Precision ZPrecision Z OQ OQ - - - - - - - -
Supersonic AvengersSupersonic Avengers OQ - - RS - - - - - -
Northern GamingNorthern Gaming - OQ OQ - - - - - - -
Team EnvyTeam Envy - - - QU PR - - - - -
Team ReciprocityTeam Reciprocity - - - - - - - QU QU -
Veloce EsportsVeloce Esports - - - - - - - PR QU -
The Flying DutchmenThe Flying Dutchmen OQ - - - - - - - - -
Ka-PowKa-Pow OQ - - - - - - - - -
Team SolidTeam Solid OQ NQ - - - - - - - -
AerialityAeriality OQ NQ - - - - - - - -
Comrade Gaming EUComrade Gaming EU OQ - - - - - - - - -
Shoot N GoalShoot N Goal OQ - - - - - - - - -
Eff0rtEff0rt OQ NQ - - - - - - - -
Red EyeRed Eye - OQ NQ - - - - - - -
REUNITEDREUNITED - OQ - - - - - - - -
OhMyDogOhMyDog - OQ - - - - - - - -
SummitSummit - OQ - - - - - - - -
The LeftoversThe Leftovers - - OQ - - - - - - -
Resonant EsportsResonant Esports - - OQ - - - - - - -
PENTA SportsPENTA Sports - NQ OQ - - - - - - -
Cow NoseCow Nose - NQ OQ - - - - - - -
The BricksThe Bricks - - - - - - QU - - -
Triple TroubleTriple Trouble - - - - - - PR - - -
Endpoint CeXEndpoint CeX - - - - - - - - PR OQ
AS Monaco EsportsAS Monaco Esports - - - - - - - - PR -
Team SingularityTeam Singularity - - - - - - - - PR OQ
Team BDSTeam BDS - - - - - - - - - QU
Top BlokesTop Blokes - - - - - - - - - QU
Team QuesoTeam Queso - - - - - - - - - QU
SolarySolary - - - - - - - - - QU
Guild EsportsGuild Esports - - - - - - - - - QU
Galaxy RacerGalaxy Racer - - - - - - - - - OQ
SK GamingSK Gaming - - - - - - - - - OQ
White DemonsWhite Demons - - - - - - - - - OQ
Rix.GGRix.GG - - - - - - - - - OQ
BS+COMPETITIONBS+COMPETITION - - - - - - - - - OQ
Team LiquidTeam Liquid - - - - - - - - - OQ
OQ Qualified through Play-ins and Open Qualifiers
PR Qualified to RLCS through the RLRS or the Promotion Playoffs stage
RS Qualified to the Rival Series
QU Automatic spot in the next RLCS season
NQ Unable to qualify through the Play-ins stage (Top 48/64)
- Didn't participate

Results by season - Europe[edit]

  • NQ: Not Qualified from Play-ins (Top 48/64)
  •   -  : Not participated in the tournament
Team Best Worst Total
Ap.
S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8 S9 SX
Gale Force eSportsGale Force eSports 1st 5th - 6th 3 - - 5th - 6th 1st 1st - - - - -
FlipSid3 TacticsFlipSid3 Tactics 1st 5th - 6th 6 2nd 1st 2nd 5th - 6th 5th - 6th 3rd - - - -
Mock-It eSportsMock-It eSports 1st 3rd 4 3rd 3rd 1st 3rd - - - - - -
We Dem GirlzWe Dem Girlz 1st 2nd 2 1st - - - - 2nd - - - -
Team VitalityTeam Vitality 1st 5th - 6th 6 - - - - 2nd 5th - 6th 1st 2nd 2nd 1st
Team ReciprocityTeam Reciprocity 1st 5th 2 - - - - - - - 1st 5th -
DignitasDignitas 1st 8th 5 - - - - - 1st 5th 4th 1st 8th
Team BDSTeam BDS 2nd 2nd 1 - - - - - - - - - 2nd
Northern GamingNorthern Gaming 2nd 4th 2 - 2nd 4th - - - - - - -
MethodMethod 2nd 2nd 1 - - - 2nd - - - - - -
FC BarcelonaFC Barcelona 2nd 23rd 4 - - - - - - 2nd 6th 3rd - 4th 23rd
The LeftoversThe Leftovers 3rd nq 1(2) - - 3rd nq - - - - - -
Team EnvyTeam Envy 3rd 7th 2 - - - 7th 3rd - - - - -
PSG EsportsPSG Esports 3rd 5th - 6th 4 - - - 4th 5th - 6th 4th 3rd - - -
Veloce EsportsVeloce Esports 3rd 6th 2 - - - - - - - 3rd 6th -
MOUZMOUZ 3rd 8th 4 - - - - - 5th - 6th 8th 5th 3rd - 4th -
Top BlokesTop Blokes 3rd - 4th 3rd - 4th 1 - - - - - - - - - 3rd - 4th
Team QuesoTeam Queso 3rd - 4th 3rd - 4th 1 - - - - - - - - - 3rd - 4th
The Flying DutchmenThe Flying Dutchmen 4th 4th 1 4th - - - - - - - - -
Precision ZPrecision Z 4th 10th 2 10th 4th - - - - - - - -
Complexity GamingComplexity Gaming 4th 8th 3 - - - - 4th 8th - 8th - -
Triple TroubleTriple Trouble 4th 4th 1 - - - - - - 4th - - -
Guild EsportsGuild Esports 5th 5th 1 - - - - - - - - - 5th
Supersonic AvengersSupersonic Avengers 5th nq 1(2) 5th - - nq - - - - - -
Red EyeRed Eye 5th nq 1(2) - 5th nq - - - - - - -
Resonant EsportsResonant Esports 5th - 6th 5th - 6th 1 - - 5th - 6th - - - - - - -
SolarySolary 6th 6th 1 - - - - - - - - - 6th
Ka-PowKa-Pow 6th 6th 1 6th - - - - - - - - -
REUNITEDREUNITED 6th 6th 1 - 6th - - - - - - - -
Excel EsportsExcel Esports 5th - 6th 7th 2 - - - 5th - 6th 7th - - - - -
TSMTSM 6th 9th 3 - - - - - - 6th 7th 9th -