We've seen two full Splits of Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) X action. Teams have played through and mastered two different formats. One final Split stands between the best Rocket League teams on the planet and glory.

But enough of the chatter, let's check out exactly what you can expect from the RLCS X Spring Split!

New Format, New Challenges, New Schedule

The Spring Split brings a new challenge for pros to conquer. First was the Swiss format in the Fall Split. Next was the Winter Split's Double-Elimination format. Now, the Spring Split brings a 20-team format for teams to master. It's a blend of Round-Robin Group Play, a double-elimination bracket where some teams are seeded directly into the Lower Bracket (we call this the Knockout Gauntlet), and, finally, a single-elimination bracket.

That may sound like a lot, but it's actually simpler than you might think. Let's break it down:

  • Each Regional Event lasts four days

  • Teams are split into four groups of five teams

  • Days 0 and 1 are single Round-Robin play

    • Teams that place 5th in their group are eliminated

  • On Day 2, the 16 remaining teams are seeded into the Knockout Gauntlet

    • Seeds 1 and 2 are placed into the Upper Bracket while seeds 3 and 4 are placed into the Lower Bracket

  • The eight teams that survive qualify for the final single-elimination bracket on Day 3

  • Winner of the single-elimination bracket wins the Regional Event

The Majors will once again be online and regional. That means each region will have its own Major. The Majors will be a cut-in-half version of the normal Regional Events, with the top ten teams in each region (the nine top points earners and one wildcard from RLCS: The Grid) qualifying for their respective Major. In the Major, the ten qualified teams will be split into two groups of five teams. They'll play in a Round-Robin with the 5th Place team in each group being eliminated. The remaining eight teams will be seeded into a single-elimination Playoff Bracket, where the winner will earn the title of Major Champions!

Now that the competition's gotten more elite (only 20 teams per tournament) that means the Regional Event point and prizing distribution has changed. Take a look below:

  • 1st Place: 451 points, $30,000

  • 2nd Place: 350 points, $15,000

  • T-3rd: 280 points each, $8,000 each

  • T-5th: 210 points each, $5,000 each

  • T-9th: 150 points each, $2,000 each

  • T13th: 110 points each, $1,500 each

  • T-17th: 70 points each, $1,250 each

For the Majors, points and prizing will be distributed as follows:

  • 1st Place: 902 points, $36,000

  • 2nd Place: 700 points, $18,000

  • T-3rd: 560 points each, $10,000 each

  • T-5th: 420 points each, $5,000 each

  • T-9th: 300 points each, $3,000 each

Because of the sheer amount of matches in the single Round-Robin stage, we'll be tapping in teams on Day 0 to stream their matches. Day 0 will consist of the first three rounds of the Round-Robin stage. On Day 1, the streams will move to official Rocket League channels, where the last two rounds of the Round-Robin and the remainder of the tournament will be streamed.

Each region will have three Regional Events. Check out the schedule below:


  • Regional Event #1: March 11 at 10 a.m. PT (6 p.m. UTC), 12, 13, 14 at 8 a.m. PT (4 p.m. UTC; 3 p.m. UTC on March 14)

  • Regional Event #2: March 25 at 10 a.m. PT (5 p.m. UTC), 26, 27, 28 at 8 a.m. PDT (3 p.m. UTC)

  • Regional Event #3: April 15 at 10 a.m. PT (5 p.m. UTC), 16, 17, 18 at 8 a.m. PDT (3 p.m. UTC)

  • Major: May 15, 16 at 8 a.m. PDT (3 p.m. UTC)

North America

  • Regional Event #1: March 18 at 3 p.m. PT (10 p.m. UTC), 19, 20 , 21 at 10 a.m. PDT (5 p.m. UTC)

  • Regional Event #2: April 8 at 3 p.m. PT (10 p.m. UTC), 9, 10, 11 at 10 a.m. PDT (5 p.m. UTC)

  • Regional Event #3: April 22 at 3 p.m. PT (10 p.m. UTC), 23, 24, 25 at 10 a.m. PDT (5 p.m. UTC)

  • Major: May 22, 23 at 10 a.m. PDT (5 p.m. UTC)

Improving RLCS: The Grid

The Grid has become one of the best ways for organizations, players, and talent to engage directly with the community. With 32 streams going on week after week, The Grid has given us some awesome moments we’ll never forget—and we’re not done yet! 

The Grid: Overtime will be returning for the Spring Split! Join Sean "Stax" Stackhouse, Trevor "DudeWithTheNose" Hannah, Alex "Stumpy" Knight, and Emile "Cole" Cole as they guide you through every day’s action in their own informative (and hilarious) ways. 

After receiving feedback from players, teams, and fans, we’ll be trying out a brand-new format for the Spring Split of The Grid:

  • The Grid is now a 16-team, single Round-Robin, “League Play” format

  • Each team will play three matches each day, over the course of five days

  • The top six teams from League Play will advance to The Grid Playoffs

  • The Grid Playoffs are a Page Playoff Bracket (similar to the Seasons 7-9 Regional Championship format) played out on a single day

Old-school fans of Rocket League Esports may find this format quite familiar! This new structure will not only ensure players get rewarded for consistency and give them a ton of chances to bid for The Grid Playoffs, but it will also allow teams to have more consistent broadcasts and create predictable schedules for fans. 

More to Come

We're stoked to kick off the Spring Split very soon! Make sure to follow us on Twitch, YouTube, and Twitter to make sure you don't miss a beat of the action. We'll see you on game day!