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How to watch Rocket League Season 8 World Championship: Streams, Schedule, Results

by Scott Robertson
Psyonix

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A world champion for Season 8 of Rocket League will be crowned as the 12 best teams in the world come to Madrid from December 13 to December 15, with a prize pool of over $500,000 on the line.

The excitement of a Rocket League World Championship is back, and the esports team at Psyonix has changed up the format for this season's iteration of the finals.

Last season, they used a round-robin format for the group stage, with four groups of three teams. But according to the developers, this resulted in “matches that felt less impactful, especially when a team was out of contention and still had to play through their matches.”

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Therefore, they have shifted the group stage format to a double-elimination bracket for each group, with two groups of six instead of four groups of three. The playoffs are also shifting to a six-team single-elimination bracket, instead of the previously used single-elimination eight-team knockout format.

17 players will make their World Championship debut this season, which according to Psyonix, beats the record of 16 set at the Season 3 and the Season 7 finals.

How to watch Rocket League S8 World Championship 

The Rocket League Season 8 World Championship will be streamed on the Rocket League Twitch channel, which you can find below.

Watch live video from RocketLeague on www.twitch.tv

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Rocket League S8 World Championship Teams

The World Championship features 12 teams - the top four from Europe, the top four from North America, the top two from Oceania, and the top two from South America. The top two from NA and Europe earned byes to the second round of the winners’ bracket.

Renault Vitality will look to make history and be the first team to win back-to-back championships, and become the first team to win two world championships.

They start in good position with a first-round bye. Dignitas, the season 5 champions, are also looking to become the first two-time winners.

Team Main Roster Sub/Coach
Team Reciprocity Ferra, Chausette45, fruity Neqzo / yumi_cheeseman
Renault Vitality Fairy Peak, Scrub Killa, Kaydop Jessie / Gregan
Veloce Esports FlamE, FreaKii, Kassio None / miztik
Dignitas ViolentPanda, Yukeo, AztraL JZR / Virge
NRG Esports GarrettG, jstn, Turbopolsa Moses / Sizz
Pittsburgh Knights ExplosiveGyro, retals, mist Mala / Moopy
Spacestation Gaming Sypical, AxB, Arsenal None / Chrome
eUnited hockser, Roll Dizz, ayjacks fire / None
Renegades Torsos, Kamii, Siki Yeatzy / None
Canberra Havoc Walcott, Le Duck, SPYDOGE Riv / None
The Three Sins matix, math, valt None / BananaMan
Lowkey Esports caard, tander, CaioTG1 Firewall154 / Kairos

Rocket League S8 World Championship Schedule and Results

Teams are seeded into two double-elimination bracket group stages. The top three teams from each group advance to a single-elimination playoff, with the top team in each group advancing directly to the semifinals. All group stage matches (Friday and Saturday) are Bo5, all playoffs matches (Sunday) are Bo7.

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Friday, December 13

Round Game PST EST CET
Group B Winners' Round 1 Dignitas 3-0 The Three Sins 6 AM 9 AM 3 PM
Group B Winners' Round 1 Spacestation 3-0 Canberra Havoc 7 AM 10 AM 4 PM
Group B Winners' Semifinal Pittsburgh Knights 2-3 Dignitas 8 AM 11 AM 5 PM
Group B Winners' Semifinal Team Reciprocity 1-3 Spacestation 9 AM 12 PM 6 PM
Group A Winners' Round 1 Veloce 1-3 Lowkey 10 AM 1 PM 7 PM
Group A Winners' Round 1 eUnited 3-1 Renegades 11 AM 2 PM 8 PM
Group A Winners' Semifinal NRG Esports 3-0 Lowkey 12 AM 3 PM 9 PM
Group A Winners' Semifinal Renault Vitality 3-1 eUnited 1 PM 4 PM 10 PM

Saturday, December 14

Round Game PST EST CET
Group B Losers' Semifinal Pittsburgh Knights 3-0 Canberra Havoc 6 AM 9 AM 3 PM
Group B Losers' Semifinal The Three Sins 1-3 Team Reciprocity 7 AM 10 AM 4 PM
Group B Winners' Final Spacestation 0-3 Dignitas 8 AM 11 AM 5 PM
Group B Losers' Final Pittsburgh Knights 3-0 Reciprocity 9 AM 12 PM 6 PM
Group A Losers' Semifinal eUnited 2-3 Veloce 10 AM 1 PM 7 PM
Group A Losers' Semifinal Lowkey 2-3 Renegades 11 AM 2 PM 8 PM
Group A Winners' Final NRG Esports 3-2 Renault Vitality 12 AM 3 PM 9 PM
Group A Losers' Final Veloce 3-1 Renegades 1 PM 4 PM 10 PM

Sunday, December 15

Round Game PST EST CET
Quarterfinal Spacestation 4-1 Veloce 8 AM 9 AM 3 PM
Quarterfinal Renault Vitality 4-2 Pittsburgh Knights 9:30 AM 10:30 AM 4:30 PM
Semifinal NRG Esports 4-1 Spacestation 11 AM 12 PM 6 PM
Semifinal Dignitas 3-4 Renault Vitality 12:30 PM 1:30 PM 7:30 PM
Grand Finals Renault Vitality 3-4 NRG Esports 2 PM 3 PM 9 PM