The brainchild of John â€œJohnnyBoi_iâ€ MacDonald and INCIVIK, the founder of Sandrock Gaming, The European Invitational is a tournament featuring all the European RLCS teams, five qualified European RLRS teams, and a wild card side from Saudi Arabia, Sandrock Gaming.
Teams will battle it out for a share of the $20,000 prize pool and the chance to be crowned champions of the inaugural European Invitational.
The tournament kicks off tonight (3rd March), and will run throughout the month of March with games being played from 5 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
The Grand Finals will be held on Saturday the 28th March at 17:00 pm GMT.
The European Invitational will be played exclusively online with all the action being broadcast live on JohnnyBoi_i's Twitch channel.
Rocket League: The European Invitational Format & Schedule
The tournament will be played across four weeks - with the group stage taking two weeks to complete and the playoffs two weeks.
Group Stage - 3rd - 12th March
The 16 teams will be split into four groups of four. Each team will play each other once in a Best of 5 - with the top 2 teams from each group earning a place in the Playoffs.
Playoffs - 17th - 25th March
The playoffs will be a double-elimination bracket with all games being a Best of 7 excluding the Winnersâ€™ Round 1 which will be a Best of 5.
The Grand Finals - 28th March
The Grand Finals which will be held on the 28th March will be a Bo9 with the team entering through the Winners' Finals receiving a game advantage. No bracket reset.
For a complete schedule of all the matches please refer to the European Invitational liquipedia page.
There will be a total prize pool of $20,000 to be won.
The European Invitational will feature the 10 teams that make up the European RLCS.
Plus five teams from the RLRS that earned their place in a qualifier held in the days prior to the start of the tournament; they are Notorious Legion, We Dem Girlz, Servette, Triple Trouble and RCD Espanyol.
The last and final team is Sandrock Gaming the wild card side from Saudi Arabia.
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Rocket League: The European Invitational - How-To Watch
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All of the action will be streamed live on JohnnyBoi_i's Twitch channel, with everyone's favourite Scotsmen providing the commentary and analysis.
Tune in from 5 pm each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout March to catch all the action from the European Invitational.