With the final Last Chance Qualifiers (LCQ) wrapped up, we've got all 16 teams qualified to compete in the CRL World Championship from June 3-5, for their share of the $75,000 in scholastic awards as well as the title of CRL World Champion!
There's a lot to go over, so let's dive right into it!
What's the Format?
The CRL World Championship is a 16-team tournament with 10 teams representing North American universities and six teams representing European universities. You can find those teams below:
- Cégep de Valleyfield
- Columbia College
- Northwood University
- Oakland University
- Pennsylvania State University
- St. Clair College
- Stockton University
- University of Central Florida
- University of Nevada Las Vegas
- University of Texas at Arlington
- Keele University
- Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
- Technical University of Berlin
- University of Hamburg
- University of Portsmouth
- University of Salford
The 16 teams will be divided into four groups of four for the Group Stage. Within each group, teams will be competing in a Double-Elimination, GSL-style bracket, with each match played in the Group Stage being Best-of-5 (BO5). The Group Stage will be played out over the first two days of competition on June 3 and 4.
The eight teams that survive the Group Stage will then be seeded into an eight-team, Single-Elimination Bracket. The Quarterfinals will be BO5 series, while the Semifinals and Grand Finals will all be a Best-of-7 (BO7) series. The entire bracket will be played on the third—and final—day of the tournament. The winners will be crowned the first-ever CRL World Champions!
Schedule & Broadcast
The CRL World Championship kicks off on June 3 and runs through June 5. Doors at DreamHack Dallas open at 9 a.m. CT (2 p.m. UTC) for attendees. For those watching from home, the broadcast begins daily at 9:30 a.m. CT (2:30 p.m. UTC).
Each day of the CRL World Championship will be streamed live from the official Rocket League Twitch channel, and Friday's broadcast will also feature an alternate stream on the College Carball (CCA) Twitch channel. You can check out the full match schedule below:
Day 1 - June 3
- Karlsruhe Institute of Technology vs. St. Clair College: 10 a.m. CT (3 p.m. UTC)
- University of Nevada Las Vegas vs. University of Texas at Arlington: 11 a.m. CT (4 p.m. UTC)
- Keele University vs. Cégep de Valleyfield: 12 p.m. CT (5 p.m. UTC)
- Technical University of Berlin vs. Oakland University: 1 p.m. CT (6 p.m. UTC)
- Group A - Winners' Match: 2 p.m. CT (7 p.m. UTC)
- Group B - Winners' Match: 3 p.m. CT (8 p.m. UTC)
- Group C - Winners' Match: 4 p.m. CT (9 p.m. UTC)
- Group D - Winners' Match: 5 p.m. CT (10 p.m. UTC)
- University of Portsmouth vs. Pennsylvania State University: 10 a.m. CT (3 p.m. UTC)
- Northwood University vs. University of Salford: 11 a.m. CT (4 p.m. UTC)
- Stockton University vs. University of Central Florida: 12 p.m. CT (5 p.m. UTC)
- Columbia College vs. University of Hamburg: 1 p.m. CT (6 p.m. UTC)
Day 2 - June 4
- Group A - Elimination Match: 10 a.m. CT (3 p.m. UTC)
- Group B - Elimination Match: 11 a.m. CT (4 p.m. UTC)
- Group C - Elimination Match: 12 p.m. CT (5 p.m. UTC)
- Group D - Elimination Match: 1 p.m. CT (6 p.m. UTC)
- Group A - Decider Match: 2 p.m. CT (7 p.m. UTC)
- Group B - Decider Match: 3 p.m. CT (8 p.m. UTC)
- Group C - Decider Match: 4 p.m. CT (9 p.m. UTC)
- Group D - Decider Match: 5 p.m. CT (10 p.m. UTC)
Day 3 - June 5
- Quarterfinal 1: 10 a.m. CT (3 p.m. UTC)
- Quarterfinal 2: 11 a.m. CT (4 p.m. UTC)
- Quarterfinal 3: 12 p.m. CT (5 p.m. UTC)
- Quarterfinal 4: 1 p.m. CT (6 p.m. UTC)
- Semifinal 1: 2 p.m. CT (7 p.m. UTC)
- Semifinal 2: 3 p.m. CT (8 p.m. UTC)
- Grand Finals: 4 p.m. CT (9 p.m. UTC)
Don't Miss Out!
If you want to catch the action live at DreamHack Dallas, make sure to pick up your tickets here! For those watching from home, make sure to keep it locked to Rocket League Esports on Twitch, Twitter, and Instagram. We'll see you on gameday!