The Collegiate Rocket League (CRL) Spring Season may have just wrapped up, but that doesn't mean the CRL content train is slowing down any time soon. With that being said, let us introduce you to the CRL Spring Showdown: a 64-team, high-stakes, single-elimination tournament with $50,000 of scholastic awards up for grabs.
What's the Format and Schedule?
Similar to the CRL Spring Season, the Spring Showdown will be divided into Eastern and Western Conferences. The Eastern Conference will play on one side of the bracket, while the Western Conference will play on the other. The Championship will be an epic clash between the Eastern and Western Conferences with scholastic rewards and bragging rights on the line.
All matches from Round 1 (64 teams) through the Quarterfinals (eight teams) will be Best-of-5, while the Semifinals and Championship will be Best-of-7. Each match is single elimination—win and move on, lose and catch the rest of the tournament from the sidelines. Additionally, this tournament will be online-only due to current global health concerns.
With such a large tournament, we won't be able to broadcast every match, but we'll be broadcasting as much CRL Spring Showdown on Twitch as we can. Check out the tournament schedule below:
Eastern and Western Open Qualifiers: April 19, 2020 (no stream)
First Day of Bracket Play: April 21, 2020; broadcast begins at 5:00 p.m. PDT (8 p.m. EDT)
Second Day of Bracket Play: April 22, 2020; broadcast begins at 5:00 p.m. PDT (8 p.m. EDT)
Third Day of Bracket Play: April 23, 2020; broadcast begins at 5:00 p.m. PDT (8 p.m. EDT)
Fourth Day of Bracket Play: April 24, 2020; broadcast begins at 5:00 p.m. PDT (8 p.m. EDT)
Quarterfinals: April 27, 2020; broadcast begins at 5:00 p.m. PDT (8 p.m. EDT)
Semifinals: April 28, 2020; broadcast begins at 5:00 p.m. PDT (8 p.m. EDT)
Championship: April 29, 2020; broadcast begins at 5:00 p.m. PDT (8 p.m. EDT)
Sign-Ups and Qualifiers
The tournament will be run via smash.gg and you can follow bracket progress there as well. In order to get ready for the CRL Spring Showdown, assemble your team, head over to smash.gg, and sign up to represent your school! Be sure that you and all your teammates meet the requirements that are found in the official rules here.
Qualifiers are coming soon! Both the Eastern and Western Conference Qualifiers will take place on April 19th. The Eastern Conference Qualifiers will begin at 9:00 a.m. PDT (12:00pm EDT), while the Western Conference Qualifiers will begin at 10:00 a.m. PDT (1:00pm EDT).
Please note that all teams that made CRL Spring Season League Play (24 teams) will be auto-qualified to the CRL Spring Showdown. That means that there are 40 additional spots for the taking.
We look forward to bringing you more CRL action this month. Don't miss your chance to sign up and compete for your school and a cut of the $50,000 of scholastic awards. If you're not competing, be sure to tune in and cheer for your school on Twitch as they make their run through the bracket. Only one school can come out victorious, will it be yours?