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How to watch Rocket League $100,000 RLCS X NA Regional

Published: 14/Aug/2020 14:16 Updated: 14/Aug/2020 14:35

by Jacob Hale

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Rocket League esports’ Season X is underway, and this weekend the best teams in North America look to start earning RLCS Circuit Ranking Points to qualify for the World Championship, as well as their share of the $100,000 prize pool.

At the beginning of August, Europe officially kicked off proceedings, with Team BDS beating Top Blokes in the grand final and earning themselves the lion share of both prize pool and RLCS points.

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Let’s have a look at the upcoming NA event, the teams that are featuring and how you can tune in.

Who’s playing, and what’s the format?

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RLCS X marks the 10th season of competitive Rocket League play.

As with the EU side of things, the RLCS X NA Regional event consists of 32 teams competing in a Swiss format bracket. The likes of G2 Esports, NRG Esports and Spacestation Gaming will be in attendance at the online event kicking off on August 15, with the first rounds of the Swiss bracket ending on August 16 and seeing 16 teams leave the tournament.

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A week later, on August 22, the pool is halved again with eight teams being knocked out, leaving eight teams in playoffs on August 23.

How to watch RLCS X NA Regional Event 1

The tournament will be available to watch through various channels, all of which should be familiar to Rocket League esports fans.

The standard Rocket League Twitch channel (embedded below) will be broadcasting the tournament, as well as their YouTube channel and ELEAGUE’s Twitch.

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For French viewers, you can check out Rocket Baguette on Twitch.

The matches kick off at 11am PT (2pm ET / 7pm BST) on Saturday, August 15.

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Prize pool & RLCS points breakdown

Placement Prize money RLCS Points
1st $30,000 351
2nd $15,000 250
3-4th $8,000 200
5-8th $4,000 150
9-11th $2,000 100
12-14th $1,500 70
15-16th $1,150 50
17-22nd $900 30
23-28th $600 20
29-32nd $300 10

As with the European side of things, there will be three regional events in the lead up to the World Championship, and a good placement here really helps to secure one of those life-changing spots.

So be sure to tune in at 11am PT on Saturday, August 15 as the action gets underway.

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Rocket League patch v1.85 notes: blueprint drops, tournament changes, more

Published: 20/Oct/2020 4:09

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Rocket League’s latest patch, update v1.85, is here and it introduces some new blueprints, makes minor changes to tournaments, and rounds it all out with some nice general bug fixes.

Rocket League patch v1.85 is finally here, and although it’s not the biggest patch by any stretch of the imagination, it has a nice list of welcome changes. 

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Psyonix has been hard at work trying to refine their beloved game, especially since it went free-to-play and exploded in popularity once again. The user interface received a nice overhaul, which didn’t sit too well with some fans. However, the developers doubled down on their decision and haven’t looked back.

This patch is nothing revolutionary, but it does include some nice changes under the hood. Let’s take a dive into what’s new and what’s been changed.

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Rocket League Patch Notes
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Rocket League’s latest patch is now live, and it introduces some cool new blueprints.

Season 1 Series Blueprints

Rocket League Season 1’s first new Series is underway, and to commemorate the occasion, a new range of blueprints will be made available as chance-based drops after online matches.

For those who don’t know, blueprints are essentially cosmetic items, except you’ll need to invest some credits and build the actual item from the blueprint. The best part is they’re tradeable to other players on the same platform.

Tournament Changes

From this patch onwards, the behavior of the Leave Tournament button has been changed. If a teammate votes to leave during a match, the Leave Tournament button will turn red. Once the match finishes, the Leave Tournament button won’t be useable until the post-match screen.

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In other words, players can no longer leave a tournament during the podium, progression, and drop screen. Psyonix believes this will stop players from leaving a tournament too early, which often resulted in a temporary tournament ban.

Last but not least, the devs also removed the time limit on Tournament Finals Series.

Rocket League Patch Notes
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There’s nothing more satisfying than scoring a goal and celebrating in style.

General Changes and Bug Fixes

The only general change made in this patch is a slight alteration of the coloring on Free and Premium Challenges. However, it does include some nice bug-fixes, which are always necessary to keep the game neat and tidy.

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  • The patch fixes the ‘bloom intensity bug’ that was exclusive to Xbox One. It made certain wheels appear brighter than they should, which was annoying and distracting.
  • It corrects stat tracking for double demolitions, which was a problem many players reported on social media. Thankfully, now we’ll all be rightfully rewarded for that heard-earned extra demolition.
  • The trade status for several non-common items has been fixed.
  • Psyonix has sorted out the ‘bot boost bug.’ Bots aren’t the sharpest tools in the shed, but you’d at least expect them to use their boost. However, sometimes when they joined in the middle of a match, they wouldn’t use their boost at all. It’s nice to know that’s finally been fixed.
  • A handful of bugs affecting the Challenges Menu that made claiming them has been fixed.
  • It only happened sometimes, but the scoreboard will no longer be covered by shading during replays.
  • Thankfully, the game will no longer sometimes show another player’s accolades on the post-match screen instead of yours.

Patch v1.85 might not be revolutionary, but it does iron out a few kinks and creases and helps make things smoother.

It’s the kind of dedication and attention to detail you want to see from a developer, so at the very least, it’s a reminder that Rocket League players are well-looked after.

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Rocket League Patch Notes
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Rocket League lets players customize their ride and stand out from the crowd.

If you’re interested in seeing a full and comprehensive list of the patch notes, you can find them below.

Rocket League Patch Notes v1.85

New Content

Blueprints

  • Season 1 Series Blueprints are now available as drops after online matches

Changes and Updates

Tournaments

  • Changed behavior of the Leave Tournament button
    • Once a teammate votes to leave during a match, the ‘Leave Tournament’ button will turn red
    • At the end of a match, the Leave Tournament button will not be usable until you reach the post-match screen. Disabling the button during the podium, progression, and drop screens will ensure you do not leave the tournament early enough to receive a temporary Tournament Ban
  • Removed time limit on Tournament Finals Series

General

  • Adjusted coloring on Free and Premium Challenges

Bug Fixes

General

  • [Xbox One] Fixed the bloom intensity on several different Wheels
  • Corrected stat tracking for double demolitions
  • Fixed trade status of several non-Common items
  • Bots joining a match in progress will use Boost as normal
  • Fixed several bugs preventing Challenges Menu navigation and Challenge claiming
  • Removed shading covering scoreboard during goal replays
  • Fixed a bug causing another player’s Accolades to show on the post-match screen