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How to watch Rocket League’s RLCS X EU Regional: Streams, schedule, more

Published: 31/Jul/2020 11:19 Updated: 31/Jul/2020 11:43

by Jacob Hale

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Rocket League esports’ Season X is well and truly getting underway this weekend as the best teams in Europe look to start earning RLCS Circuit Rainking Points to qualify for the World Championship — not to mention the $100,000 prize pool.

With the entire world seemingly on hold thanks to the ongoing health crisis, esports has had to change its tact too, but now things are starting to get back on track and Rocket League players are getting to work on qualifying for the World Championship.

So, let’s take a look at the first regional event for RLCS Season X — here’s everything you need to know.

Who’s playing, and what’s the format?

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

As mentioned, the first EU Regional event brings together 32 of Europe’s best Rocket League teams, including the likes of FC Barcelona, Dignitas, Team Liquid and the new team invested in by David Beckham, Guild Esports.

The tournament is played in Swiss Format, meaning teams play other teams that have the same record. For example, if Guild win their first match, they’ll play another 1-0 team in the second round on August 2.

16 teams will be eliminated on August 2, while another 16 will make the next stage of the Swiss bracket on August 8, with the best eight teams there making it to playoffs on August 9, where they’ll be fighting for the big bucks.

How to watch

The tournament will be available to watch through various streams, including Rocket League’s Twitch and YouTube channels, ELEAGUE’s Twitch channel and, for French viewers, Rocket Baguette on Twitch.

We’ve embedded the Rocket League stream below so you don’t even have to leave this page to keep up with the action.

Remember: matches start at 9am PT (12pm ET / 5pm BST) on Saturday, August 1, so make sure you’re tuned in by then to catch all the action.

Prize pool breakdown

According to Liquipedia, every team in attendance at the EU Regional will make some money and earn some points from the event. Here’s the complete prize pool 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

There will be three total regional events leading up to Worlds, and a good placement here could put teams in a great place when the biggest event on the Rocket League calendar rolls around, so while the money is nice, it can’t be understated how important those RLCS Circuit Ranking points are in the grand scheme of things.

That’s everything you need to know about the RLCS X European Regional, which kicks off at 9am PT (12pm ET / 5pm BST) August 1-2, with the finals taking place August 8-9.

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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.