Championship Series FAQ - RLCS


I want to compete in the RLCS! What do I do?

To begin your RLCS journey, first make sure you’re eligible to participate. You must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 15 years of age on or before the date that you compete in the Open Qualifier
    • Any Player who is a Minor must get permission from his or her parent or legal guardian to enter
  • Be a legal resident of North America or Europe
  • Be prepared to provide proof of eligibility
  • Have a team of at least 3 players

If you meet the above requirements, click this link to register.

I’m not sure if I live in an eligible region.

To check if your country is eligible to participate in the RLCS, please refer to the official rules (Section 2).

Can North American and European players play on the same team?

Unfortunately, North American and Europeans players cannot play on the same team, each Team must be comprised of Players from the same region.

For more information please refer to the official rules.

I play on a console. Am I still eligible to participate?

Yes! The RLCS allows players on PS4 (and PC) to compete.

What about Xbox and Switch?

Unfortunately, due to cross-play restrictions, Xbox and Switch players can not participate in the RLCS.

How do I find a team?

There are multiple ways to find a team for RLCS. You can check Reddit (/r/RocketLeague and /r/RocketLeagueFriends), check the Psyonix forums, and reach out to players you enjoy playing with in-game. You can even ask your friends, siblings, parents, or grandparents!

I’m confused about the difference between the Rocket League Championship Series and the Rocket League Rival Series.

The Rocket League Rival Series (RLRS) is the official second division of Rocket League’s premier tournament. If your team moves on from the Open Qualifiers and the Play-Ins, they will be rewarded with a spot in the RLRS. In order to get promoted to the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS), your team must garner the 1st or 2nd most wins in the RLRS (in your respective region) and participate in a Promotion/Relegation tournament, in which your team will get the chance to play against the lowest teams already in the RLCS. The top two teams in the Promotion/Relegation tournament will move on to the RLCS.

What is the prize pool?

Information about the prize pool can be found on the Rocket League Esports website.

Matches + Format

What is the format of the tournament?

For more information on the format of this tournament, please refer to this blog post.

How do I join a match on Rocket League?

On the main menu of Rocket League, you will see the Play Online option. Once that is selected, you will receive an option to Join a Private Match. Enter the lobby details (name/password) provided to you by the tournament website to join the match. Please wait until all players are in the lobby before joining a team (blue or orange).

I don’t know the schedule. What do I do?

The most updated tournament schedule can be found on the Rocket League Esports website.

Tournament Progression

Where do I go to register?

To register for the tournament, visit this link.

Does it cost money to register?

Not at all! All RLCS competitions are free to enter.

Do all of my teammates have to register?

All teammates must confirm their registration, however the team captain can handle the majority of the process. The captain of the team can begin the registration process by visiting this link. They will then receive another link that they can provide to teammates.

Where can I find the bracket?

The bracket will be available when each event begins at its respected time at this link. Good luck and have fun!

How do I report scores of finished matches?

To learn how to report scores, please visit this help article.