Rocket League World Championship Scheduled For December

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The Rocket League Champsionship Series returns with Season 8, and is scheduled for December 13-15 in Madrid, Spain.
The Rocket League Champsionship Series returns with Season 8, and is scheduled for December 13-15 in Madrid, Spain. Psyonix

In a recent announcement made by developer Psyonix, the Rocket League Championship Series or RLCS has been officially confirmed to take place from December 13 to December 15 in the Palacio Vistalegre in Madrid, Spain.

The upcoming tournament marks the eighth competitive season for Rocket League, and the third championship to take place in Europe. Mostly held in North America, the last Rocket League Champshionship Series set in Europe was the Season 5 RLCS in London. Season 8 also boasts a $1M USD prize pool, matching the then-recordbreaking prize pool for Season 6 and then Season 7.

With the recent expansion in the game's lower-tier competitive scene, the Rocket League Rival Series, this season is expected to accomodate more teams vying for a spot in the Championship Series through the promotion and elimination tournaments. Any competitive team is welcome to participate in the tournament, provided they prove themselves over the course of Season 8 regular league, which begins on October 5.

Of course, the RLCS isn't the only major competitive platform for Rocket League. Just recently, Psyonix and Rocket League were featured alongside Street Fighter V in the Intel World Open. A momentous stage for competitive esports, the Intel World Open is a tournament planned and devised through a partnership between the ESL and the International Olympic Committee. The Intel World Open currently has a prize pool of $500,000, and will take place in July 2020 before the Summer Olympics.

Combining the mayhem of high-speed demolition derby-style mechanics with the fun, yet competitive elements of arcade soccer, Rocket League is an award-winning title that was released in 2015. Rocket League has proven itself to be an enjoyable competitive game with a fanbase of over five million and approximately 200,000 concurrent players. Its frequent content updates and thriving competitive scene have won it numerous accolades, including several nominations for Game of the Year.

What do you think about the upcoming Rocket League Championship Series? Will you be participating in this major event for Rocket League and the world of competitive esports? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!

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