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Rocket League Winter Major LAN: Everything you need to know

The RLCS is returning to LAN with crowds for the first time in over two years… here’s everything you need to know before the big event!
Rocket League Winter Major LAN: Everything you need to know

The Rocket League Championships Series has decided to not go back to online activities and, instead, double down on in-person events and the fans are loving it. After delivering Home decals, Away Kits and promising sponsors that maintain the league's health through thick and thin financially, the car soccer extravaganza is returning to professional play with fans in attendance.

With the last LAN of its kind dated all the way back to December 2019 when NRG lifted their first-ever RLCS World Championship, it took organisers and developers, Psyonix, two full years before making offline competition possible.

Following a successful closed-doors Fall Major held in Stockholm, Sweden, Psyonix wanted to go bigger for their next in-person event and bigger is an understatement now. From format to dates to where and when it’ll all go down, here’s everything you need to know about the RLCS Winter Major LAN.

Rocket League Winter Major dates

The Rocket League Championship Series Winter Major of the 2021-22 season will be held from 23rd to 27th March 2022 with only the 26th and 27th having fans in attendance.

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There are three events per region to decide which teams will make the trip to the Winter Major. (Picture: Psyonix)

Rocket League Winter Major international teams

The Rocket League Championship Series Winter Major of the 2021-22 season will have 16 teams total: Six from North America, six from Europe, two from South America, two from Oceania, one from the Middle East and North Africa, and one from Asia Pacific.

Rocket League Winter Major format

The Rocket League Championship Series Winter Major of the 2021-22 season has a four-team group stage where the last squad of each group gets eliminated and the top three teams of each group advance to a double-elimination bracket.

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The Winter Format is unforgiving from its early stages as it sends well-performing teams to the loser’s bracket despite only dropping one series in groups. (Picture: Psyonix)

Rocket League Winter Major location

The Rocket League Championship Series Winter Major will take place in the YouTube Theatre located in Los Angeles, California. Whilst the event will only accept fans the last two days, the Major is set to be played from 23rd to 27th March in the venue.

Rocket League Winter Major tickets

The Rocket League Championship Series Winter Major will be having their tickets go on sale in February. Whilst an official day hasn’t been announced, it is expected that 5,000 tickets will go live sometime before the end of February.

Remember that COVID Health and Safety Guidelines are still in place so not only is it recommended to stay on top of the RLCS socials for updates and announcements, but also to stay informed before making any purchase in these transitional and uncertain times.

 

Featured image courtesy of Psyonix.