RLCS 2021-22 Fall Regional Events hint an action packed season ahead
The Rocket League Championship Series 2021-22 (RLCS 2021-22) is the game’s largest esports series for the title. The new season comes with a fresh new format, and plenty more action packed spinny goals then you would expect. Additional regional coverage, and a unified ruleset makes Rocket League a pure joy to watch, regardless of region and team.
Lets dig into the Fall portion of this season, and what RL news are coming our way.
RLCS 2021-22 – Fall: Regionals Format
Many Rocket League fans were sceptical of what to expect from the new format initially. Fortunately, as far as series go, it’s still the classic best-of-five for each match. The difference is in the league format itself, where it consists of a Swiss Stage between sixteen teams.
The top eight teams proceed to the Playoffs, where teams will play single-elimination playoffs bracket. Points are distributed according to the placings, alongside some prize pool rewards.
The RLCS 2021-22 promotes consistency and commitment with phases of regional events. Hence, performing well in the Regional Event 1 only, will not be enough to secure a spot in the Fall Major 2021.
RLCS 2021-22 – Fall: Regional Event 1 Teams
The RLCS 2021-22 – Fall: Regional Event 1 is held across nine regions, with sixteen teams in each. Several regions have already concluded their Regional Event 1 days ago, giving us an early look at how the matches will play out. For instance, FaZe Clan and The General NRG were top seeds in North America.
Renegades and Ground Zero Gaming dominated the Oceania region, while Sandrock Gaming and The Ultimates secured top two in Middle East & North Africa region. Whereas Alke and Azure Esports performed well to become top seeds in Asia-Pacific South.
RLCS 2021-22 – Fall: Regional Event 1 Favorites
Besides the aforementioned regional winners, the next talk of the town is the European regional favorites. Notably, Dignitas and Team Vitality are the fan favorites heading into this as former RLCS Season 9 champions and first runner-up respectively.
However, it’s crucial to note that Dignitas had their roster shuffle recently, where Kyle “Scrub Killa” Robertson replaced Jos “ViolentPanda” van Meurs’ place. Both players are established enough, so there’s no doubting Scrub Killa’s potential to deliver outstanding results too. Whereas ViolentPanda left to join The Flying Dutchman, the full-Dutch squad.
Of course, we can never count out the other Invitational Qualifier teams, especially those in the top eight. Namely, Team BDS, featuring Evan “M0nkey M00n” Rogez, the French prodigy. Evil Geniuses, on the other hand, features a fresh team of young guns, in hopes of becoming the next RLCS 2021-22 powerhouse themselves.
Over at the South American Regional, we can expect FURIA Esports to be the top dogs, being the seasoned Brazilian team they are.
As for Asia Pacific North and Sub-Saharan Africa, it’s anyone game for these new regions introduced for the RLCS 2021-22 season.
Where to watch RLCS 2021-22
We hope you’re sold on the whole RLCS 2021-22 bandwagon because it’s a leap from the average Rocket League tournament. With the entire circuit spanning for a year, and each major lasting approximately three months, here’s how you want to keep up with the RLCS 2021-22 shenanigans.
The Europe Regional Event kickstarts on Oct 22, where you can watch live matches on Rocket League Twitch channel for English broadcast. Alternatively, participating teams are also having their Twitch stream for their matches.
The official Rocket League Twitter also tweets highlights and updates related to RLCS 2021-22 timely.
Betting on RLCS 2021-22
Rocket League Esports matches are plausibly very fun to watch, and even merrier with Rocket League betting. The diverse betting markets on Rocket League make the betting experience more insightful and analytical as well.
And rest assured, for an Esports of this calibre, there are many secure Esports betting sites offering safe Rocket League betting. Rocket League betting is a topic worthy of its own article, so do consider checking out our in-depth Rocket League Betting guide.
Conflict of Interest between EG and Wolves
Weeks ago, there was a conflict of interest between Evil Geniuses and Wolves Esports, due to ownership ties. Since the possibilities of foul play could occur if the two teams do meet each other during the RLCS 2021-22.
Nevertheless, Psyonix has amended their RLCS rulebook for the matter, and EG and Wolves can participate independently. Moreover, don’t expect an EG vs Wolves scenario anytime soon, not in the Regional Event 1 since Wolves isn’t participating.