As announced on 5th May, the IWO tournament will be taking place ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics and strictly to be played online, featuring the best-of-the-best Rocket League and Street Fighter esport athletes.
As far as the car soccer hybrid goes, the rules are a mix between standard and international stage organized tournaments, with the age requirement is still over 15 but cosmetic and vehicles featuring licensed brands are prohibited.
So while we may not see the Batmobile next to the Intel or Olympics logo, we are still getting more Rocket League after the conclusion of RLCS Season X, so without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about the Intel World Open tournament.
Rocket League Intel World Open dates
The Rocket League Intel World Open will be held from June 1st to July 14th 2021. Here’s a breakdown of the four phases the tournament will go through:
- Registration (May 15 – May 31)
- Open Qualifiers (June 1-13)
- Closed Qualifiers (June 21-27)
- Regional Finals (July 11-14)
Rocket League Intel World Open format
The Rocket League Intel World Open will be held across the following formats and under the following rules:
- 3v3 format
- All players on a team must come from the same territory/region.
- The open qualifiers will run in a double-elimination format, all matches will be played in Best of 3 (BO3) series.
- The closed qualifiers will run in a double-elimination format, all matches will be played in Best of 5 (BO5) series.
Rocket League Intel World Open eligible regions
The Rocket League Intel World Open will have the following 21 countries/regions eligible for participation:
- Europe East
- Europe North
- Europe West
- Middle East
- New Zealand
- Rest of Asia (Mainland)
- Rest of Asia (Maritime) and Oceania
- Rest of North/Central America
- Rest of South America
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
The Regional Finals, the grand finale for the IWO, will consolidate the above regions and create the following 4 Regional Finals events:
- Asia (Mainland)
- Asia (Maritime) and Oceania
- Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
Rocket League Intel World Open prize pool
The Rocket League Intel World Open will have the top teams from each region meet in four Regional Finals to play for national bragging rights and their share of the $250,000 prize pool, yet to be distributed accordingly.
Rocket League Intel World Open rules
The Rocket League Intel World Open has a rule book available online for everyone. To access the full set of rules, please click here.
Rocket League Intel World Open how to register
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