New Rocket League Esports Website Gets Announced Along With Details of RLCS Season 5

Psyonix are starting the year off by introducing a brand new website for everything Rocket League Esports! The new main hub for RL Esports news will be:

It’s also time to gear up for a brand new season of high-level competitive Rocket League as RLCS Season 5 information was announced today. Teams from NA, EU, and OCE will have a chance to compete for a $500,000 total prize pool for RLCS, which is our largest prize pool to date.

Check out all the details on Season 5 below:

Just two short months ago, we watched from the edge of our seats as Gale Force Esports won the Rocket League World Championship live from Washington DC. Unforgettable moments like those are what we love about the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS), and we’re back to bring you more with Season 5!

At Psyonix, we are always looking at the entire Rocket League Esports ecosystem and what is best for our players, fans and community. We’re pleased to announce that for the first time, the RLCS format will remain unchanged from the previous season! That means more of the same great format in both the RLCS and the Rival Series, but much higher stakes… This season we are once again upping the ante with the largest prize pool in the history of Rocket League Esports! Teams from NA, EU and OCE will have a chance to compete for a $500,000 USD total prize pool for RLCS and a $50,000 USD prize pool for the Rival Series!

For the aspiring Rocketeers out there there will be four online qualifiers in NA and EU, each, for a chance to gain entry into the Rival Series. Teams will be able to compete in up to two of the four Qualifiers, with the top 128 teams earning a spot in the Rival Series Play-in. From there, the eligible teams will compete for the remaining spots in either the North American or European Rival Series for Season 5.

If you’re interested in making a run at the Rival Series, be sure to grab two friends and get ready to sign up on January 23rd! For OCE contenders, additional details on qualifiers and schedule will be announced soon.

For all the info on important dates for the season, check out the breakdown below!


  • January 23 – February 14

North American Qualifiers

  • February 17
  • February 24
  • February 27
  • March 3

European Qualifiers

  • February 18
  • February 24
  • February 28
  • March 4

Rival Series Play-in

  • North America – March 10
  • Europe – March 11

RLCS League Play Begins

  • North America – March 17
  • Europe – March 18

The Rocket League Championship Series and Rival Series are open to all legal residents of Europe and North America who are
15 years of age or older on the Tournament start date (February 17, 2018).

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