How to watch the Rocket League Championship Series

Season six is upon us.

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The Rocket League’s Championship Series (RLCS) is the main Rocket League esports tournament for the European and North American regions.

Sixteen teams are split between the two regions with each one having eight teams in total. These teams then face off against one another to win a share of the $1 million RLCS prize pool, which is spread out across all the main RLCS events.

There are lots of details that you need to know to keep tabs on all the action over the next few months and it can sometimes feel a little daunting to know what it going on.  That’s where we come in, however, and this viewer’s guide should help you dive right into the action.

Stream

Just like with regular Rocket League broadcasts, all the action from Europe and North America will be streamed on Twitch. 

Teams

There are eight teams taking part in the NA and EU regions of the RLCS with 16 teams in total. The teams include some of the biggest brands in esports, fielding their own lineup of star players. These teams include:

Europe

  • compLexity Gaming
  • FlipSid3 Tactics
  • Team Dignitas
  • PSG Esports
  • Renault Vitality
  • We Dem Girlz
  • mousesports
  • Fnatic

North America

  • Cloud9
  • Evil Geniuses
  • Ghost Gaming
  • G2 Esports
  • NRG Esports
  • Rogue
  • FlyQuest
  • Allegiance

Schedule

The RLCS is five weeks long with matches being played over weekends.

On Saturdays, NA teams face off against one another from 2pm CT while EU teams face off on Sunday from 9am CT.

Week one begins on Sept. 8, with week five finishing on Oct. 7. 

System

In the RLCS, eight teams face each other in a best-of-five round robin. Each team plays the other rosters just once in the season.

The top six teams from each region at the end of the five-week period will then make it to playoffs, with those matches starting on Oct. 14.

The top three teams during playoffs will go on to represent their region at the RLCS World Championships sometime at the end of the year.