RLCS Winter Major Primer + On-Site Guide

2023-03-29 | Chlo Jones

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It's been a long journey through the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) Winter Split, but things are just starting to heat up for the RLCS Winter Major at DreamHack San Diego in sunny San Diego, California. The top 16 Rocket League teams in the world are set to face off April 6-9 for coveted RLCS Points and the title of RLCS Winter Major Champions!

Without further ado, let's jump into all the info you need to know!

What's the RLCS Winter Major?

The RLCS Winter Major is the culminating, in-person LAN event of the RLCS Winter Split. Teams from across the globe have competed to book their spots to face off against the greatest competition that Rocket League has to offer. We're heading to the San Diego Convention Center for the RLCS Winter Major April 6-9, so don't forget your sunglasses!

Here's some high-level details about the RLCS Winter Major:

  • The event takes place at DreamHack San Diego in the San Diego Convention Center  April 6-9.

  • April 6, the show will be closed to the public.

  • April 7-9, we'll welcome a crowd to the event.

  • Tickets are available here!

Qualified Teams

After a hard-fought RLCS Winter Split, 16 of the top Rocket League teams from around the world are set to take to the pitch in San Diego, you can find them below:

Asia-Pacific

  • Gladiators

Europe

  • Karmine Corp

  • Team Liquid

  • Oxygen Esports

  • Team Vitality

  • G1

Middle East & North Africa

  • Team Falcons

North America

  • FaZe Clan

  • Gen.G Mobil 1 Racing

  • G2 Esports

  • Complexity

  • Dignitas

Oceania

  • Ground Zero Gaming

  • Pioneers

South America

  • Team Secret

  • KRÜ Esports

Format, Broadcast, and Schedule

The RLCS Winter Major format will mirror the RLCS Winter Split Regional format. The format begins with a Group Stage that features four groups of four teams that play Round-Robin matches within their respective groups. The teams that place first within their respective groups will receive a bye to the Quarterfinals of the Playoff Bracket. Teams that place second and third in their respective groups will be seeded into Round 1 of the Playoff Bracket. Teams that place fourth in their respective groups will be eliminated from the RLCS Winter Major.

Teams will then play through a high-stakes, Single-Elimination Playoff Bracket to determine the RLCS Winter Major Champions!

The RLCS Winter Major will run for four total days April 6-9. On April 6, there will be main streams on the Rocket League Twitch channel  and the Rocket League Esports YouTube channel, and alternate streams on the Rocket League Esports Twitch channel and the Rocket League Esports YouTube channel. From April 7 to 9, the broadcast will take place on the Rocket League Twitch channel and the Rocket League Esports YouTube channel.

April 6 - Group Stage, Rounds 1 & 2 (All Groups)

  • Broadcast begins at 10:30 a.m. PT (5:30 p.m. UTC) on main streams and alternate streams.

April 7 - Group Stage, Round 3 (All Groups)

  • Broadcast begins at 10 a.m. PT (5:00 p.m. UTC).

April 8 - Playoff Bracket, Round 1 & Quarterfinals 1 & 2

  • Broadcast begins at 10 a.m. PT (5:00 p.m. UTC).

April 9 - Playoff Bracket, Quarterfinals 3 & 4, Semifinals & Grand Finals

  • Broadcast begins at 10 a.m. PT (5:00 p.m. UTC).

If English isn't your first language, be sure to tune in to our alternate language streams below:

We're also bringing back Rizzo and Athena's live watch party, so if you're looking for a more laid back stream, tune in to their watch party over the first couple of days of competition.

On-Site Information

For those who will be attending the RLCS Winter Major in person, we'll be welcoming fans from April 7 through April 9. Doors will open each day at 10 a.m. PT with the RLCS Pre-Show beginning at the same time.

There will be RLCS Winter Major merchandise available for purchase. All items will only be available on site and once they're sold out, they're gone for good!

There will also be team booths on site, check out the list below to see if your favorite team will have their own booth:

  • FaZe Clan

  • G1

  • Team Liquid

Don't forget that the RLCS Winter Major will be happening within the DreamHack San Diego festival. For more information about DreamHack San Diego and the activities you can expect to find while on-site, click the link here.

This event will follow local health and safety guidelines for COVID-19. For more information, go here.

For more information on the San Diego Convention Center, please visit this link.

Get Ready!

We can't wait to welcome everyone to Rocket League's hometown of San Diego, California for the RLCS Winter Major. There is news, content, and more on the way—to stay up to date on all things competitive Rocket League follow us on Twitter and Instagram. We'll see you in San Diego, as we hit the pitch for the RLCS Winter Major!