Rocket League developer Psyonix has announced dates and locations for the upcoming RLCS Spring Major and the RLCS World Championship.
The Spring Major will take place in Boston, United States in early July 2023, while the World Championship will be held in Dusseldorf, Germany in mid August 2023.
The Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) is Rocket League’s main developer-run esports circuit. It features three Major international offline tournaments (the last of which is the Spring Major), which help qualify for a season-ending World Championship.
The RLCS Spring Major in Boston will be held from July 6th-9th, in Agganis Arena, featuring a $310,000 (~£250,000) prize pool. Meanwhile, the main event of the RLCS World Championship in Dusseldorf will take place from August 8th-13th with a $2.1m (~£1.7m) prize pot.
The last World Championship took place in August 2022 in Fort Worth, United States, and was won by Team BDS. Offline RLCS events tend to alternate between being held in Europe and the United States.
The Major and World Championship details were announced during the Winter Major, which ended on April 10th. The Winter Major saw Karmine Corp take place first place, and clocked up just over 270,000 peak viewers per Esports Charts.
The Winter Major was the fourth most-watched tournament in the game’s history, according to Esports Charts’ data.
This World Championship main event will be preceded by a Wildcard stage that will run from August 3 to August 6. Psyonix has yet to release further details about the two upcoming events.
The RLCS saw a large-scale expansion in 2021 which made Rocket League a truly global esport. In 2022, several changes to the game’s competitive ecosystem were made to expand the circuit. RLCS events have seen partnerships with high-profile brands, including 7Eleven, Ford and others.