“This Week in Rocket League” is a weekly news report by community veteran Jasher, in which he gives the readers of Rocketeers.gg an overview on all the things that happened this week in the Rocket League scene. Make sure to check back every week to never miss Rocket League news.
Three Teams Promoted to RLCS
Allegiance, FlyQuest, and Servette promoted to the RLCS over the weekend. They join Fnatic, who defended their position. On Saturday, Counter Logic Gaming fell to Rival Series for the 1st time. They have participated in the RLCS since Season 3. Out of Style also demoted to the Rival Series, continuing their bad run of form this season.
The following day Team Secret’s woes continued. For 2nd season in a row, they were unable to qualify for RLCS. They defeated Fnatic early in the day, but were unable to beat them in the rematch.
Heartbraking… I am crying 😭😭😭
— Tigreee (@TigreeeRL) May 6, 2018
— Snaski (@Snaski10) May 6, 2018
Northern Arena 2
Northern Arena announced their return to Rocket League last Friday with a Psyonix partnership for Northern Arena Rocket League Invitational 2. The $50,000 event runs July 14th – July 15th in Toronto. Last fall they organized the first Northern Arena Rocket League Invitational (NARLI). An 8 team, $30,000 elimination tournament. 1 Canadian team qualified and 7 teams from Europe and North America were invited.
NARLI 2 will require all participating teams to qualify. RLCS and Rival Series teams are invited to regional finals, where they face teams from the open qualifiers for 4 spots at the finals. The open qualifiers take place May 17th and 18th. For more information, check out the Northern Arena announcement.
ANNOUNCING: #NARLI 2
Your chance to compete against THE VERY BEST #RocketLeague players in the world.
Grab your team.
Hit this link: https://t.co/PxYy3fr0kr
Open Qualifiers: May 17-18 pic.twitter.com/AfGfPFInm3
— Northern Arena (@NorthernArena) May 4, 2018
Universal Open is Back
The Universal Open is back for a second season. Similar to last year’s event, it features a $100,000 prize pool and open regional tournaments across Europe and North America.
For more information, read the announcement.
Asia Pro League 2 Starts Saturday
The 2nd season of the Asia Pro League begins Saturday, May 12th, and concludes with the finals on June 30th. Over the 2 months, the top 8 teams from Asia will compete for $3,000, a significant prize pool for the region.
For more information, read 1NE Esports’ release.
ASIA PRO LEAGUE 2.0 is here!
— 1NΞ (@1NEeSports) May 9, 2018
RIVAL Debuts the Spring Open
The RIVAL monthly series returns with the Spring Open. Teams begin play with the open qualifier on May 14th. Progressing teams compete in a Swiss system on May 18th and then move on to the Finals for a chance at $1,000.
For more information, checkout RIVAL’s announcement.
We’re happy to announce the Spring Open, the first #RocketLeague tournament in our Seasonal Open series! Assemble a team and get ready for the Open Qualifiers on May 14th!
— Rival Esports (@RivalEsportsGG) May 6, 2018
- Calculated: FlyQuest
- Rival Series Hotshots
- RLCS Promotion Playoffs: North America finds community heroes going into Season 6
- Scrub Killa turns 15 today and it could change Rocket League esports
- The History of Rocket League: Shalthis
- Why Fnatic vs. Team Secret will be an EU grudge match
- Why it’s a problem that Rocket League teams disband all the time
- Ballistix Gaming Announces European Tournament Series
- D7 parts ways with Faykoy and Pugsay
- Double-Drop Rate Weekend starts May 10th
- Moneytalk departs from WLF
- Replays released for RLCS Season 5
- Shakahron leaves Method
- The Talk Back Returns
- The Aviators win their 1st MLD Championship
- Replay Workshop: Gale Force vs Vitality
- Live from Mannfield: “Doible the Derby!” New Logo, Double Drop Rate Weekend, Northern Arena 2, and Cool Jacob Video!
- OCE Recap Finals – To the RLCS World Championship!
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