This weekend, May 22-23, the North American regular season of the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) X concludes with the Spring Major. With two more spots for the RLCS X NA Championships still up for grabs, the pressure is mounting. Here’s who, where and how to watch this long awaited event.
As events before it, the RLCS X NA Spring Major will be split over three streams: The official Rocket League channel, Ultimate Gaming Championship (UGC) and The Rocket. That’s a lot of matches to keep track of, but the official Rocket League stream usually squad streams with the B and C streams. Alternatively, should they not include all streams in the squad, you can use this multistream.
The format, dates and times of the RLCS X NA Spring Major
The RLCS X NA Spring Major streams will start this weekend at 1 p.m. EDT. On Day 1, the group stage takes place; 10 teams have been split into two groups and will play a single round-robin system. This will eliminate one team from each group and send the other eight to the knockout bracket on Day 2.
On Day 2, a single-elimination bracket will determine who runs off with the lion’s share of the $100,000 prize pool, as well as a good amount of points towards the RLCS X Championships. Four top teams in the region have already qualified for the Championships, so the battle for the final two spots is between G2 Esports, FaZe Clan and Shopify Rebellion (formerly KC Pioneers).
Who’s playing and who to watch?
For the three aforementioned teams, a good result is vital. Just two spots remain and the three teams are incredibly close on the leaderboard. FaZe and G2 share group B with favorites NRG and SpaceStation Gaming, while Shopify Rebellion will face Rogue and Team Envy in group A. Those four opponents have already cemented their spots at the Championships.
But surviving their group will likely not be enough, as all three contenders are expected to go through to Day 2. It all comes down to how well these teams do in the knockout bracket. They may face each other, or they may face a favorite to win it all. Either way, they will have to perform at their absolute best to make it to the RLCS X NA Championships.
If you’d rather learn who to watch for the absolute best of Rocket League has to offer, look no further than the other four mentioned teams: NRG, Envy, SpaceStation Gaming and Rogue. Rogue’s Jason “firstkiller” Corral, in particular, has flashy plays and is considered a top-two player in the entire RLCS right now.
The RLCS X NA Championships is an online substitute $400K event in the absence of Worlds. This weekend will determine who goes on to earn another hefty chunk of pocket money as well as a chance to call themselves the best in North America later in the year.