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RLCS 21/22 NA Winter Regional #1: How to watch, schedule, format, prize pool

Everything you need to know about the first RLCS Winter Regional in the North American region.
Rocket League esports is hotter than ever and the 2021-22 season is barely getting started. With two more splits to go, two more LAN Majors and a World Championship awaiting at the end of it all, rocketeers all over the globe will not want to miss a single kickoff.

As the campaign progresses, the prize pool rises and the circuit points matter even more, and with a change in format, organisers Psyonix are keeping the nine-month-long season fresh.

So without further ado, from dates to where to watch, here’s everything you need to know about the first Winter Regional of the 2021-22 North American season.

RLCS 21/22 NA Winter Regional #1 schedule

The RLCS 21/22 NA Winter Regional #1 will be held from 14th to 16th January 2022.

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The new season brings along new player drops for any and all viewers! (Picture: Psyonix)

At what time does the RLCS 21/22 NA Winter Regional #1 start?

The RLCS 21/22 NA Winter Regional #1 will start at 10 am PT / 5 pm UTC every day from 14th to 16th January 2022.

RLCS 21/22 NA Winter Regional #1: How to watch

The RLCS 21/22 NA Winter Regional #1 will be streamed per usual on Rocket League’s YouTube and Twitch channels. 

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North American top seed, NRG, will be looking to stand their ground in the Winter Split as the RLCS Fall Major runner-ups. (Picture: Psyonix)

RLCS 21/22 NA Winter Regional #1 Format

The RLCS 21/22 NA Winter Regional #1 will have two phases to the tournament:

Group Stage

  • 16 teams - split into 4 groups of 4.
  • Round Robin Bo5
  • The winner of each group qualifies for the Winners' Bracket of the Playoffs.
  • Places 2 and 3 of each group qualify to the Losers' Bracket of the Playoffs.
  • 4th place of each group is eliminated.

Playoffs

  • Double Elimination Bracket.
  • Upper Bracket: All matches are Bo7.
  • Lower Bracket: Rounds 1 and 2 are Bo5. Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals are Bo7.
  • Grand Finals are Bo7.
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The entire 2021-22 RLCS Winter Split has a group stage leading into a double-elimination bracket. (Picture: Psyonix)

RLCS 21/22 NA Winter Regional #1 prize pool

The RLCS 21/22 NA Winter Regional #1 has a total prize pool of $100,000. The prize pool plus RLCS Circuit Ranking points needed to qualify for the March 2022 Winter Major and the July 2022 World Championship is distributed as such:

  • 1st - $30,000 and 301 points
  • 2nd - $20,000 and 250 points
  • 3rd - 4th: $8,500 and 200 points
  • 5th - 8th: $4,000 and 150 points
  • 9th - 11th: $3,000 and 110 points
  • 12th - 14th: $2,000 and 70 points
  • 15th - 16th: $1,000 and 40 points

 

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