Rocket League: London’s Copper Box Arena to host RLCS Spring Major
This year, Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) has concluded the Winter Major, having G2 Esports as the winner ($90,000) followed by Team Queso in second ($60,000) and Spacestation Gaming in third ($30,000).
With prominent changes to the RLCS 2021-2022’s system, additional regions, different competition formats, and major seasonal splits before finally heading to the RLCS’ international major—the competition’s Spring Major has been announced to take place from June 29 to July 3 in London, England at Copper Box Arena.
Rocket League developer Psyonix uploaded an official announcement which reads: “Watch the RLCS Spring Major Announcement now! The RLCS Spring Major is heading to the Copper Box Arena in London, England. It’s the site of “the shot,” from the Season 5 World Championship, where Justin “jstn.” Morales hit an unbelievable zero-second goal. It’s time to go back and rewrite history. We’ll see you there.”
The Rocket League fans were introduced to England’s spectacle during the fifth season of the World Championship where iconic moments from chant and hype took place.
Returning to London this year after Dallas’ competition was canceled, is welcomed by the community, especially those in the United Kingdom after limited runs of offline esports tournaments during the pandemic.
Spring Major in London, format
The RLCS Spring Major in London is set to feature a prize pool worth $300,000 and will be distributed to the first-sixteenth position, with the largest amount allocated to the top three or simply prize pool allocation is similar to the Winter Major, as per the Rocket League Liquipedia.
As for the Spring Major’s format, the competition features a double-elimination bracket separated into Upper Bracket, Lower Bracket, and Grand Finals. After the Spring Major, only a few weeks away is the RLCS World Championship 2022 scheduled in an unconfirmed location somewhere in the United States, as per multiple reports.
Moreover, auto-qualification to the World Championship is given to each team with outstanding performance in Majors. All in all, eight teams are set or finalized to the World Championship after the Spring Major and another eight from the Wildcard event decided through a Swiss format.
Therefore, the World Championship will feature 16 teams in total somewhere in the US at a specific venue soon-to-be-announced by developer Psyonix.
Prior to Spring Major, G2’s victory
The Winter Major has concluded with a Spanish professional esports organization, G2 Esports sweep victory from Team Queso. The fight for G2 during the Group C playoffs seems to have been a slightly easy pass, recording three consecutive victories from Evil Geniuses 3-1, Team Secret 3-2, and Team BDS 3-2.
Going on from that is victory in Upper Semi-Finals against Group B leader, FURIA Esports 4-2, and yet another victory in Upper Bracket Final against Group D’s top performer, Spacestation Gaming with a margin-wide final score of 4-1.
It appears to have been easy sailing to this point for G2, proceeding to the Grand Final against Team Queso, who had a similar performance to G2 in previous rounds. However, while Team Queso had the upper hand on the first game 4-3, G2 returned the favor on the second with a final score of 4-2.