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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Psyonix responds to Rocket League Season 1 Tournament Challenge concerns

Published: 12/Nov/2020 0:42

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Rocket League Season 1 is underway, but many players felt like Tournament Challenges were too difficult. Fortunately, Psyonix responded quickly and made them easier.

Rocket League has developed in leaps and bounds since it’s release back in 2015. The player-base has increased exponentially since the game became free-to-play, and the competitive scene is alive and well.

Rocket League’s fun and unique gameplay are what draws players in. However, Psyonix has always been pro-active and implemented player feedback into the game, which keeps them coming back.

Rocket League Season 1 Tournament Challenges
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It’s hard to find a game that mixes genres as well as Rocket League.

Still, that process has to start somewhere, and it often happens when enough players voice their opinions on social media. In recent weeks, Psyonix has been rocked with a wave of concerns about two Rocket League Season 1 Tournament Challenges. 

The first one is the Stage 2 Challenge ‘Make It To The Quarter Finals In 4 Psyonix Scheduled Tournaments’. The consensus was that this was too difficult, at least for most casual players.

“Can we talk about the Season Challenges Stage 2 task which requires us to make it to Quarter Finals 4 times?” wrote one player. “I think it’s not okay to tie this to performance and making it to quarterfinals.” 

“This ruins the fun for me, and since it’s a free challenge, we NEED to perform it,” he added. It was one of several threads on the issue. However, it was upvoted more than 150 times and sparked a discussion with 100 comments.

Rocket League Season 1 Tournament Challenges
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Rocket League tournaments are arguably the game’s most intense mode.

The second one is the Stage 3 Challenge ‘Get 200 Assists in Online Matches.’ Again, players felt like this was too difficult to achieve. But this time, it was more about how long it took to do.

“I don’t think it’s possible for me to get 200 assists,” said one player, who called for a petition to remove it. “It took me half the season to get 40. I’m sure [there are] people also in the same boat. I guess I just think it’s [a] ridiculous number to hit in half a season.”

Rocket League Season 1 Tournament Challenges
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Assists in Rocket League are almost as important as goals.

Fortunately, Psyonix heard and have already responded. “After seeing your feedback over the last few weeks about some of the Season 1 Challenges, we’ve decided to make two changes,” they said.

The first challenge has now been changed to ‘Play in 4 Psyonix Scheduled Tournaments.’ This means players only need to compete in four tournaments rather than make four quarter-finals.

The second challenge has also been changed to ‘Get 50 Assists in Online Matches.’ That means the number of assists has been decreased from 200 down to 50, which takes a quarter of the time to do.

Rocket League Season 1 Tournament Challenges
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Psyonix have already made two of the Rocket League Season 1 Challenges easier.

“These changes are live now,” they said. “If you don’t see them live in your game just yet, please restart and they should appear as intended.”

Rocket League players are thrilled with the changes. But perhaps more importantly, they’re content knowing that Psyonix always seems to have their back in the end, although it can take a bit of time.