Another Split, another Psyonix collaboration between sponsors and the Rocket League Championship Series.
Presenting the Verizon 5G Ultra Cup, taking the place of the first Spring North American Regional. Honestly, having the Regionals labelled under different names instead of numbers and splits really helps the community a tonne plus the addition of superb content and prizes.
With a first-ever RLCS X MVP with a Twitch chat voting system, the debut of the Spring Split three-phased tournament in NA and many bragging rights to fight for, the Verizon 5G Ultra Cup is sure to be one for the history books.
With all that in mind, here is everything you need to know about the Verizon 5G Ultra Cup’s format, schedule and prize pool for a knowledgable, strong start in the northern continent.
Verizon 5G Ultra Cup Speed Shot Challenge
Before getting into official RLCS X business, the Verizon X Psyonix collaboration also offers the Rocket League community the opportunity to jump into the action.
Presenting the Verizon 5G Speed Shot Challenge, where any Rocket League player in the world can participate. To do so, you have to enter by posting your fastest, flashiest goal to the official thread on the Rocket League subreddit.
The best 30 clips, hand-picked by Psyonix and Verizon themselves, will advance and all 30 clips will air throughout the Verizon 5G Ultra Cup. Fans will vote on their favourites during the Twitch stream and winners move up bracket-style.
The top 10 will air before the championship match this Sunday where the grand prize winner will also be picked by the Twitch chat.
You have until 18th March at 6 p.m. ET to submit. The top 30 clips will be announced on the same day.
RLCS X Verizon 5G Ultra Cup Schedule
The Verizon 5G Ultra Cup will be held on 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st March starting at 10 a.m. PDT (5 p.m. UTC) every day.
Current RLCS X North American Major Champions, NRG (Image: Psyonix)
RLCS X Verizon 5G Ultra Cup: how to watch
Each day the stream will start at 10 a.m. PDT (5 p.m. UTC) but because of the number of matches played during the 20-team Round-Robin phase, each team will have their own Twitch channel streaming Day 0, 18th March.
Make sure to check the Rocket League Twitch directory for more information.
RLCS X Verizon 5G Ultra Cup Format
The Verizon 5G Ultra Cup will have the new Spring Split format which has three phases to the tournament:
Group Stage - March 18th - March 19th
- 20 teams - split into 4 groups of 5.
- Round Robin Bo5
- Tiebreakers: In the case of a tie, game differential is the primary tiebreaker that seeds the teams, followed by Head to Head.
- Top two of each group qualify to the Winners' Bracket of the Knockout Gauntlet.
- Places 3 and 4 of each group qualify to the Losers' Bracket of the Knockout Gauntlet.
- 5th place of each group is eliminated.
Knockout Gauntlet - March 20th
- 16 teams.
- Double Elimination Bracket.
- All matches are Bo5.
- Top 8 - 4 from the Winners' and 4 from the Losers' Bracket - advance to the Playoffs.
Playoffs - March 21st
- Single Elimination Bracket.
- All matches are Bo7.
RLCS X Verizon 5G Ultra Cup prize pool
The Verizon 5G Ultra Cup has a total prize pool of $100,000. The prize pool plus RLCS Circuit Ranking points needed to qualify for Rocket League’s World Championship is distributed as such:
- 1st: $30,000 and 451 points
- 2nd: $15,000 and 350 points
- 3rd - 4th: $8,000 and 280 points
- 5th - 8th: $5,000 and 210 points
- 9th - 12th: $2,000 and 150 points
- 13th - 16th: $1,500 and 110 points
- 17th - 20th: $1,250 and 100 points
Also, the Verizon 5G Ultra Cup will be the first RLCS X Regional Event to feature a tournament MVP award voted on by the fans.
Using the Twitch chat, you will cast your vote on which player from the winning team you think deserves the Verizon 5G Ultra Cup MVP Award. The Verizon 5G Ultra Cup will be provided with a Samsung Fold as their reward.