Whether you’re planning to take a trip down the "Road to Grand Champ" or you're planning to grind out Season Reward Levels this month, it’s time to get motivated -- the end of Competitive Season 7 is just around the corner!

The May Content Update we chatted about in our Summer Roadmap last week marks the end of Season 7, which means that it’s now time to talk about what Season Rewards you can expect!

We’re taking a new approach to Rewards this season, beginning with a fresh set of Player Banners. While each Skill Tier still has its own unique Player Banner, the color and design of those Banners have been detached from the Tier they’re rewarded to (i.e. blue hues for Diamond and Platinum ranks, gold for, erm, Gold, etc.). This new approach gives our team the creative freedom they need to bring you fresh, awesome content season after season, while also helping to inspire new presets or even complement existing presets in your Rocket League Garage

Take a look at the Season 7 Player Banners posted up top and see the list below for the distribution breakdown:

  • Bronze I or higher – ‘Season 7 - Tier 1’ Player Banner

  • Silver I or higher – ‘Season 7 - Tier 2’ Player Banner + lower Player Banner

  • Gold I or higher – ‘Season 7 - Tier 3’ Player Banner + lower Player Banners

  • Platinum I or higher – ‘Season 7 - Tier 4’ Player Banner + lower Player Banners

  • Diamond I or higher – ‘Season 7 - Tier 5’ Player Banner + lower Player Banners

  • Champion I or higher – ‘Season 7 - Tier 6’ Player Banner + lower Player Banners

  • Grand Champion – 'Season 7 Grand Champion' in-game Title + ‘Season 7 - Tier 7’ Player Banner + lower Player Banners

But we’re not stopping at Player Banners this season! Due to popular demand, eligible players will ALSO receive up to THREE brand new Goal Explosions! That means that you can expect to get ‘Striker,’ ‘Striker Pro’ and ‘Striker Legend’ Goal Explosions at the same time the Player Banners drop at the end of the season. Which Goal Explosions will you receive? Here's the list:

  • Bronze and Silver Tiers – ‘Striker’ Goal Explosion

  • Gold and Platinum – ‘Striker’ and ‘Striker Pro’ Goal Explosions

  • Diamond, Champion and Grand Champion –  ‘Striker,’ ‘Striker Pro’ and ‘Striker Legend’ Goal Explosions

Remember, in order to be eligible for Season 7 Rewards, you must first place in a Competitive Playlist AND fulfill the appropriate Season Reward Level or Levels. (You can learn more about Season Reward Levels here.) We’ve also been on the lookout for matchmaking troublemakers, and any account found to be abusing the matchmaking system may lose out on Season 7 Rewards entirely.

The end of Season 7 marks the start of Competitive Season 8 as well! We’ll be doing another soft skill reset this time around, so if you ended Season 7 at Diamond I, for example, you’ll match against players of similar skill during the initial placement matches. If you go on a winning streak during placement, you’ll eventually play against higher-Tier players, while a losing streak would put you against players in the Platinum level or below.

Good luck with the rest of Season 7 and be sure to tell us your thoughts on our Subreddit, Twitter, and our Forums.