Rocket League Teams Selected for RLCS 2021-22 NA
Last month, Psyonix announced that it would be awarding the largest prize pool in Rocket League history and completely revamping the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) format to include new regions, more events, and opportunities for teams competing in the 2021-22 season. One of the biggest announcements for RLCS was the creation of regional events leading up to an international Major that invites the top 16 teams globally to participate for their chance at the lion’s share of $300,000.
The NA region, arguably the most popular Rocket League region besides Europe, just concluded its series of qualifiers bringing 16 teams to the main event of the first RLCS 2021-22 Fall Regional event for NA.
All About the Teams
Teams were selected based on their performance in both an invitational and closed qualifier. The top eight teams from the invitational would be seeded in the RLCS 2021-22 Fall Regional NA, while the remaining eight teams would be relegated to a closed qualifier. The closed qualifier consisted of 16 teams, eight from the invitational and eight from the open qualifier. They battled it out for the remaining eight spots in the Fall Regional main event for NA.
The following Rocket League teams will be competing at the first RLCS 2021 Fall Regional for NA:
- FaZe Clan
- The General NRG
- G2 Esports
- Spacestation Gaming
- Team Envy
- Ghost Gaming
- Torrent (Formerly Alpine Esports)
- Shopify Rebellion
- Integrity Esports
- Team DVS
- Susquehanna Soniqs
- True Neutral
- Charlotte Phoenix
Integrity Esports, Team DVS, and Charlotte Phoenix all managed to make it to the main event from open qualifiers, which speaks volumes about the tier 2 Rocket League scene and how it develops new talent.
Team Envy is the team to watch as they’re coming in fresh after their win at the WePlay Rocket League Invitational – North America defeated Shopify Rebellion 4-2 to win WePlay’s first Rocket League event.
Shopify Rebellion also shows some good hustle as they could take a game off Envy during the invitational qualifier, even if they came last during the qualifier’s swiss format. Both FaZe Clan and The General NRG won three series in a row to qualify, making them formidable competitors heading into the first day of competition.
The RLCS 2021-22 Fall Regional for NA will commence its first split on October 15. Team match-ups have yet to be announced. Europe has yet to begin its qualifiers for their regional event, with teams remaining unannounced for qualifiers. Once news breaks regarding the EU and other regions, we’ll be sure to let you know which teams to expect at which events.