The first Rocket League Championship Series Season of 2020 is well underway and we now have a solid date for when the Finals are.
At the time of writing the Season 9 regular season is about halfway complete, with another month or so until Regional Finals before the Championship.
Twelve total teams will qualify for the Season 9 Finals – four from North America, four from Europe, two from South America, and two from Oceania.
Teams will battle it out to be the first RLCS champ of 2020 at the Season 9 Finals.
The RLCS Season 9 Finals will take place from April 24 to 26 at the Curtis Culwell Center in Dallas, Texas and will be streamed live on Twitch and YouTube.
Things kick off with the Group Stage, which will take place April 24-25. The Group Stage will consist of a double-elimination bracket of 12 teams split into two groups of six facing off in best of five matches.
The top three teams from each group, six teams total, will advance to the playoffs on April 26 in a best of seven, single-elimination bracket.
The RLCS Finals will bring together some of the best Rocket League teams from around the world.
RLCS haven’t released a prize pool for the finals yet, but Season 8 had a payout of $529,500, with the first-place team taking home a cool $200,000, so we very well could see a similar purse for Season 9.
As we mentioned earlier, teams are still in the thick of regular season play at the time of writing, so we won’t know exactly which teams will qualify for the Finals until after Regional Finals take place.
Dexerto will update with qualifying teams, streams, prize pool information and more details when they become available as we get closer to the RLCS Season 9 Finals.
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.
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 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.”
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.