After weeks of League Play and two days of Conference Playoff action, the 2021 Collegiate Rocket League (CRL) Spring Season is just hours away from concluding! The CRL Spring Championship kicks off later today, and we've got all the information you need to know before the four best teams in CRL take to the field to find out who will be crowned CRL Spring Champions!
Event Information, Format, and Broadcast
The CRL Spring Championship is the pinnacle of the 2021 CRL Spring Season. Four of the best collegiate Rocket League teams in North America will clash in a high-stakes, single-elimination bracket!
After hard-fought Conference Playoffs, the top four teams have earned their place in the CRL Spring Championship. Northwood University and the University of Akron locked in their spots as the top teams in the Eastern Conference, while the University of North Texas and Louisiana State University came out on top of the Western Conference.
The format, as described above, is pretty straightforward. The top two teams from the Western Conference and the top two teams from the Eastern Conference will meet in a four-team, single-elimination bracket. In the Semifinals, the top seed from the Western Conference will play the second seed from the Eastern Conference, while the top seed from the Eastern Conference will play the second seed from the Western Conference. Check out the match ups below:
Semifinal #1: Northwood vs. Louisiana State University
Semifinal #2: University of North Texas vs. Akron
Grand Finals: TBD vs. TBD
In a first for CRL, all matches will be played in a Best-of-9 match format that's sure to test each team's endurance and consistency.
The broadcast will also begin earlier than usual. We want to take time to break down the matchups and get people hyped for the epic conclusion of the 2021 CRL Spring Season. The CRL Pre-Show will begin at 3:30 p.m. PDT (10:30 p.m. UTC) and last until matches start at 5 p.m. PDT (12 a.m. UTC). Our CRL experts and analysts will be playing games, breaking down replays, and getting you geared up for the big day, so don't miss out on it!
As always, you can catch the CRL Pre-Show and CRL Spring Championship live on the official Rocket League Twitch channel. Make sure to tune in starting at 3:30 p.m. PT (10:30 p.m. UTC) as we celebrate the best teams that CRL has to offer. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter to keep up with all the CRL action. We'll see you tonight for the CRL Spring Championship!