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Rocket League announce online $300k Spring Series tournament

Published: 30/Mar/2020 10:45 Updated: 30/Mar/2020 13:13

by Jacob Hale

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Psyonix has officially announced a $300,000 Rocket League Spring Series tournament, providing major competition across the top four regions starting in April.

Most major sports and esports leagues have had to be put on hold due to the ongoing global crisis, with LAN tournaments simply not worth the risk. While that means a lot of tournaments have been postponed, Rocket League has actually announced one that will be going ahead despite surrounding issues.

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Though the tournament will be held online, it’s still offering a solid prize pool split to each of the four regions participating, and should keep fans’ thirst satiated while awaiting a major LAN, especially after the cancellation of the Season 9 World Championship.

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The World Championship event had to be canceled due to concerns over the current crisis.

The Rocket League Spring Series is a compilation of tournaments across North America, Europe, Oceania, and South America, spanning two days each with some of the world’s best teams competing.

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Format and Prizing

As explained by Rocket League Esports, here are the key formatting takeaways for the Rocket League Spring Series:

  • Eight total teams per tournament
  • The top four teams from each region’s Season 9 Regional Championship will auto-qualify and have preferential seeding
  • The remaining four spots will be filled by Open Qualifiers held before each tournament
  • Each tournament will feature a double-elimination bracket played out over two days of action
  • All matches will be Best-of-5, except for the Loser’s Bracket Finals, Winner’s Bracket Finals, and Grand Finals, which will be Best-of-7

The prize pool for each region will be as follows:

  • Europe: $125,000
  • North America: $125,000
  • Oceania: $50,000
  • South America: $50,000

This somewhat makes up for the players’ inability to compete at the World Championship, where life-changing sums of cash could have been won.

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The biggest teams in Rocket League will be looking to prove themselves in their respective region.

Rocket League Spring Series dates

Rather than playing across one weekend, each region will play their own tournament on a separate weekend, including individual Open Qualifiers on top of the main Spring Series tournament.

Each event will be viewable through Rocket League’s Twitch and YouTube channels on the following dates:

  • South America: Open Qualifiers on April 14-15, Spring Series on April 18-19 (show begins at 7:30 am PDT/10:30 am EDT/3:30 pm BST each day)
  • North America: Open Qualifiers on April 21-22, Spring Series on April 25-26 (show begins at 11:30 am PDT/2:30 pm EDT/7:30 pm BST each day)
  • Oceania: Open Qualifiers on April 28-29, Spring Series on May 2-3 (show begins at 6:30 pm PDT/9:30 pm EDT/2:30 am BST each day)
  • Europe: Open Qualifiers on May 5-6, Spring Series on May 9-10 (show begins at 8:30 am PDT/11:30 am EDT/4:30 pm BST each day)

The Spring Series will attempt to make up for some of the lost efforts of the Season 9 World Championship, though it is not yet known if/when that will take place given the current uncertainty around events such as these.

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Regardless, this is a significant step from Psyonix to keep the ball rolling, and at least gives fans something new to look forward to.

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How to get Fortnite’s free Rocket League cosmetics

Published: 27/Sep/2020 16:34

by Daniel Cleary

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Fortnite has teamed up with Rocket League for a massive ‘Llama-Rama’ crossover event and players can earn some brand new cosmetics for the battle royale title. Here’s everything you’ll need to know.

Epic Games announced that the Llama-Rama event would be crossing over with Fortnite on September 26, in celebration of Rocket League becoming a free-to-play title.

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Along with the new event, it was revealed this highly-anticipated crossover would allow players to pick up exclusive rewards for both titles by completing some in-game challenges.

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Fortnite players can unlock Rocket League themed cosmetic items – but there’s a twist!

Many Fortnite players will be looking to claim these new cosmetic items, however, the tasks needed to unlock them can only be completed in Rocket League.

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The Rocket League challenges, which have already been revealed, are fairly straightforward, with one task simply requiring you to “play an online match” to earn a Fortnite reward.

Here’s what you’ll need to do to earn each of these Rocket League rewards.

How to claim Rocket League rewards in Fortnite

  1. Download Rocket League for free, if you don’t have it already.
  2. You’ll then need to load up the game and complete each of the Rocket League tasks, which can be found below.
  3. After completing the challenges, you’ll simply need to log into Fortnite.
  4. From there, you should be able to find the Rocket League-themed items in your Locker.

As your Epic Games account is connected to both Rocket League and Fortnite, it will register the challenges automatically, meaning you won’t have to manually claim the items after each task.

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How to complete Rocket League’s Fortnite challenges

  • Play an online match in any playlist.
  • Win one online match in casual with the Llama Antenna.
  • Get 5 goals, saves, or assists with the Llama Topper.
  • Win 5 online matches in any playlist with the Llama Decal.
  • Get MVP in any online match with the Llama Wheels.

Once you finish each of these challenges, you should have access to all the new cosmetics in Fortnite, which include a new Contrail, Backbling, Emote, and more.

Although these items can only be unlocked in Rocket League, Fortnite is also celebrating its third birthday and players can earn even more rewards from the Birthday Bash challenges.