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Over the weekend, Rival Series and ThrowdownTV hosted qualifiers for their last league spots. In Europe and North America, 4 teams qualified for league play. They join the 4 teams returning to Rival Series on Friday with Week 1 fixtures. In Oceania, 6 teams joined the OCE Championship.
- Play-In Qualifying: Method, Placebo, Triple Trouble, Zebra Nose
- Returning: Ares, ExRay, Team Secret, The Juicy Kids
For more information on the European play-in, checkout Octane.gg’s recap.
- Play-In Qualifying: Incognito, Manhattan, Splyce, The D00ds
- Returning: Allegiance, Dignitas, FlyQuest, SpaceStation Gaming (formerly Radiance)
For more information on the North American play-in, checkout Octane.gg’s recap.
- Play-In Qualifiying: Dark Sided, JAM Gaming, Love Decks, Retirement Home, Legacy Esports, and Legs are Silly
- Returning: Chiefs and Tainted Minds
For more information on the Oceaniac qualifier, checkout Octane.gg’s recap.
— Rocket League Esports (@RLEsports) 12. März 2018
On Monday, Rocket League Esports announced the schedules for RLCS and RLRS league play. Here are several matches to look forward to in Week 1:
Out of Style vs NRG
- Hato and jstn will debut for Out of Style and NRG respectively.
- jstn will face his ex-teammates, Lachinio and Epicjonny, for the 1st time.
Ghost vs Cloud9
- Cloud9 will be playing their first major event since ELEAGUE last December.
- After an average showing at DreamHack Leipzig with their new addition, Matt, Ghost will set out to prove that their strong league play run last season was not a fluke.
F3 vs exceL
- Markydooda. A talisman of the Flipsid3 roster. He returns to face kuxir and the boys for the first time since joining exceL.
PSG vs EnVyUs
- While PSG looked consistently strong in premier competitions over the past 8 months, they had not collected major silverware. Over the break, they won DreamHack Leipzig, proving their status as one of the best in the world.
- Similar to jstn’s performance in the North American Rival Series, EyeIgnite statistically dominated the European Rival Series. Will those dominating performances translate to the highest level of competition?
Dignitas vs The D00ds
- Dignitas are expected to top the table after their strong showings in the DreamHack Open and Rival Series Season 1. The D00ds are the first rung on the ladder.
- The D00ds gained notoriety for their run in the DreamHack Open qualifier, where they defeated 3 RLCS/RLRS teams (Rogue, eQuinox, and Allegiance) on their way to qualifying for the event in Leipzig.
Rocket League Garage’s Fantasy League returns. Similar to fantasy football, as a manager you select a roster on a weekly basis who you believe will perform well in their matchups. You compete with other players by collecting points according to your selected players’ statistics for the week. Read more…
— Chris Dolman (@QuestFerret) 9. März 2018
MLD Championship Series
The MLD Platinum League season concluded on Sunday with the last week of divisional play. 5 teams from each conference advanced to the Championship Series Playoffs. The wild-card round of the playoffs starts Saturday at 9PM ET on the MLD Network.
- 9 NA Rocket League teams that have the best chance to get into RLRS
- Elite Series Season 3: Week 1 Recap
- Ghost’s Rocket League coach Silent Echo: “Assume that everyone is wrong”
- FreaKii: “No matter what organization we play for, we always aim for the win”
- How Gale Force eSports is planning for the future of Rocket League
- RLCS Preview: exceL Esports
- RLCS Preview: Out of Style
- RLCS Preview: Rogue
- RLCS Preview: Team EnVyUs
- The 8 new teams that we will see in RLRS
- Top 20 teams to watch out for in the EU RLRS Play-Ins
- Top 20 teams to watch out for in the NA RLRS Play-Ins
- Big East Conference and ESL to host an Invitational
- Gfinity Elite Series: Week 1
- Mind Games announces their return with a $100 2v2
- Rocket Hocket League Championship – March 18th
- Rocket League at GDC 2018
- Rocket League sponsors Nitro Circus
- RLI announces the Asian Open
- SpaceStation Gaming sign Radiance
- Full Throttle Ep. 4: RLRS/OCE Playins, RLRS/RLCS Predictions, Gfinity Elite Series, and more…
- Ep.101 “Live on Twitch???” Patch Notes, DC DLC is out, WWE DLC coming soon?
- Silent’s Ramblings – Non-Standard Maps
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