Hot off the heels of the RLCS Season 3 Championships, developer Psyonix has released information regarding Season 4. Psyonix will be introducing some fairly large league changes, including a brand new Rival series and more open qualifiers. Several of the upcoming changes were some fan-favorite alterations that fans and competitors wanted to see.
Psyonix will first be introducing a new minor league to help support hungry amateur players who are looking to earn spots in the next Rocket League Championship Series season. Titled the Rocket League Rival Series, the new league will the the top 8 teams that did not qualify for the RLCS from both North America and Europe and allow them to compete in a similar fashion. The Rival Series will be played out over the course of 5 weeks in a round robin best-of-five format. Both the North American and European matches will be streamed on Rocket League’s Twitch channel. At the end of the season, the top 2 teams from the Rival Series will move into a Promotion/Relegation series against the bottom 2 teams of the RLCS. The top two teams will either retain or earn a pro spot in the next RLCS season.
Season 4’s Open Qualifiers will take place over four online tournaments. Several other organizations will also be running more qualifiers. For all the dates of these qualifiers, check out the full press-release here. Prize pool, location and dates details will be released further down the line before Season 4 launches in August.
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Source: Rocket League