Rocket League Championship Series 2022 Spring Split Major Preview
The Rocket League Championship Series Spring Major is finally upon us. Taking place from June 29th to July 3rd at London’s Copper Box Arena, this RLCS Major is the last one in 2022, and there’s a lot at stake. The event will be split up into two parts; the first one with a studio show, and the second one with a live crowd. If you want to start watching it from Day 1, it will be live-streamed on their Twitch and YouTube channels.
16 incredibly skilled teams have managed to qualify for this spectacle. The format will be the same as the RLCS Spring Split, meaning the teams will compete in double-elimination brackets. If you manage to secure a victory, you’re moving on, but if you lose twice, you’re out.
Out of all the amazing teams out there, only these sweet 16 managed to qualify so they can prove themselves even further. Check out who will we be seeing battling it out over the next five days:
- Team BDS
- Moist Esports
- Team Liquid
- Karmine Corp
Middle East & North Africa
- G2 Esports
- FaZe Clan
- Team Secret
The $300,000 prize pool is just a portion of what teams are competing for. Points and World Championship qualifications are also at stake, and this is the last chance for teams to earn qualifying points for the World Championship. The only teams that have secured their spots so far are FaZe Clan and G2 Esports, while everyone else is looking to ensure their participation.
People have been turning their eyes towards Team BDS, and rightfully so since they won last year’s Fall Major. They couldn’t repeat their success at the Winter Majors though, as the victors there were G2 Esports.
Moist Esports will want to continue their success as well, as they have won the last European regional event, defeating Team BDS in the finals. On the other hand, so will FaZe Clan, who achieved the ultimate victory in the last North American regional event, winning over G2.
Which team will be able to be skilled and synchronized enough to win it all? Thankfully, we’ll find out soon enough.
Format and Schedule
The format has been changed from the previous two Majors. This time around, there will be no pool phase. As we have briefly mentioned, the entire tournament will consist of double-elimination brackets. Every team starts in the upper bracket, from where they try to win best-of-five rounds. The upper semi-final and the final, however, will be best-of-seven, same as the lower quarter-final, semi-final, and final.
The Grand Final will also be a best-of-seven series with a bracket reset. Bracket resets are applied when a team who hasn’t lost a match up until then loses. In other words, if the winner of the upper bracket loses in The Grand Final, the bracket will reset.
Here is the schedule for the first day of the RLCS Spring Major:
G2 Esports VS Gladiators
Moist Esports VS Team Envy
Karmine Corp VS Furia
Team Secret VS Team BDS
Version1 VS Endpoint CeX
FaZe Clan VS PWR
Team Liquid VS Team Falcon
Pioneers VS Space Station
You can watch the livestream from their Twitch and YouTube channels. In case English isn’t your first language, they have got you covered:
- Brazilian Portuguese
- French (yes, the link is still “twitch.tv/rocketbaguette”)
- Latin American Spanish
Once this exciting tournament concludes, we will know much more about who is going to be competing in the upcoming World Championship. This year, it will be held in Fort Worth, Texas from August 4th to 14th. The reward for winning it will be up to $600,000, so you can best believe teams will do everything to secure themselves a spot for the World Championship in the imminent RLCS Spring Major.
Grab onto your party Topper, be ready to constantly shout “what a play!” at your screens, and let’s go!