RLCS Season 9

AS Monaco and Flight relegated to Rocket League Rival Series

March 22, 2020 - 23:18
Rocketeers / News / RLCS /

Under the new format for Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) Season 9, AS Monaco Esports and Flight – the last-place finishers in European and North America league play, respectively – have automatically been relegated to the Rival Series for RLCS Season 10.

Both teams were promoted from the Rival Series last season, but couldn’t rack up enough wins to stick around for more than one season. AS Monaco went winless this season, going 0-9 with a 9-27 games record, while Flight (formerly RBG Esports) went 1-8 with a 9-25 games tally.

Additionally, Endpoint and Team SoloMid in Europe and Rogue and eUnited in North America will compete in the promotion/relegation tournament to try and avoid meeting the same fate. It’s a return trip to the relegation tournament for TSM, despite an offseason roster move.

Next weekend’s regional championships will determine the ultimate season-ending winners for Europe and North America, since the RLCS Season 9 World Championship has been canceled.

Spacestation Gaming led NA with an 8-1 record, with G2 Esports, the Susquehanna Soniqs, NRG Esports, Cloud9, and Ghost Gaming joining them in the playoffs. Over in Europe, Renault Vitality’s tweaked lineup won European league play with the same 8-1 record, with Dignitas, Team Reciprocity, mousesports, Voloce Esports, and FC Barcelona also securing playoff spots.

Andrew is the Lead Editor of Rocketeers, and has been covering Rocket League esports since RLCS S1 for publications such as Red Bull Esports, The Esports Observer, Waypoint, and GINX TV. He has also written about games, gadgets, etc. for 90+ publications since 2006.