RLCS Worlds has only recently wrapped up, but already Rocket League pros are gearing up for the new Season. Team BDS may have taken home the trophy, but slighted teams like Moist Esports and G2 Esports will be looking to set the record straight.
Let's take a look at what's coming up in the new season of the Rocket League Championship Series, following the release of Season 8 in-game.
When is the next Rocket League Tournament?
Rocket League competitive seasons are known to follow a pattern. As last year, we can expect the new season to kick off before the year is out, with likely a shorter break than usual.
The first Rocket League event of the year will be the NA Open, with the EU open the following week. The fall split will then culminate in an international major, kicking off on December the 8th.
If you only want to see your favourite teams compete, the big names will be in the EU and NA invitationals, on November the 11th and 4th respectively. Then all qualified teams will represent their region in the Major.
If you want to get a team together and compete with the best, the RLCS Open Qualifiers are coming up soon.
For the upcoming Fall Split, here are the roster lock dates:
APAC, MENA, NA, and OCE: September 25 by 11:59 p.m. local time.
EU, SAM, SSA: October 3 by 11:59 p.m. local time.
Anything can happen in qualifiers, so don't be afraid to try your hand in the biggest Rocket League event on the planet.
RLCS Format for 2022-23
One thing we can safely assume is that following its revamp last year, the format of this year of the Rocket League Championship Series will follow the pattern we are now used to.
Therefore we can assume the year will be divided into Fall, Winter, and Spring, with each season featuring a regional qualifier, and a regional knockout stage. These will then feed into 3 Major international events.
Points from Placing in these international events will then be tallied up and used to decide who will attend the main tournament, RLCS World Championships at the end of the year.
For Rocket League fans, keep an eye out for event announcements, as Team BDS will look to defend their title. Challengers such as G2 Esports and Faze Clan, who narrowly missed out, will also be anxious to set the record straight.