The RLCS Season 9 Oceanic Championship will have a $75,000 prize pool - up 50% from last season, showing the strength in one of Rocket Leagues most promising regions.
RLCS Oceania - The Teams
Undoubtedly the favourites to take the first of the two World Championship spots is reigning regional champions Renegades. With long-time member Daniel "Torsos" Parsons being replaced by fan-favourite Cameron "CJCJ" Johns, the Detroit-based organisation will be hoping to go one better than their 7-8th finish at Madridâ€™s World Championship back in December.
(Credit: Zeebo) CJCJ whilst playing for Chiefs
After departing from the Renegades roster, Torsos has formed one of Renegadesâ€™ strongest contenders. With ex-teammate Matthew "Drippay" Den-Kaat and former Canberra Havoc third Blake "SPYDOGE" Evans by his side, Cringe Society will be looking to mark Drippayâ€™s first RLCS Finals visit since Chiefsâ€™ top-four run all the way back in season six.
(Credit: DreamHack) Drippay whilst playing for Evil Geniuses
Joining those two powerhouse rosters are last seasonâ€™s surprise package Canberra Havoc, a new-and-improved Ground Zero roster, the newly signed FURY, Mindfreak and Esper lineups and former Renegades star Aidan "ZeN" Huiâ€™s newest lineup, Noizee Isnâ€™t Toxic.
Every team will have their eyes on the two RLCS World Championship spots up for grabs, but the first step will be making top four in League Play.
(Credit: DreamHack) ZeN whilst playing for Renegades
RLCS Season 9 Oceania Schedule
Each week of League Play commences at 23:00 GMT (00:00 CET / 10:00 AEDT) on Saturday evenings, shortly before NA League Play draws to a close. Each of the seven weeks of League Play has four matches, with the top four teams qualifying for the LAN finals in Auckland on April 11-12th.
How can I watch Rocket League Oceania Championship?
The LPL RLOC is broadcast on Lets Play Liveâ€™s Twitch channel every week, with the finals being broadcast out of LPLâ€™s Auckland studios. As of now, it is unknown whether tickets will be available for the Regional Championship, but last time around LPL hosted an official viewing party for fans hoping to catch the action live.
The first series of the season starts on Saturday night, with Noizee Isnâ€™t Toxic and FURY facing off to kick off what promises to be another thrilling season of Oceanic Rocket League.