LetsPlay.Live today announced the details for 2020’s Rocket League Oceanic Championship as part of the ninth global season of RLCS.
Registration for the tournament series opens on Wednesday the 22nd of January, with the Open Qualifiers taking place on Saturday 8th and Sunday the 9th of February. The qualifiers are open to anyone over the age of fifteen who currently reside in the Oceanic region*, including Australia, New Zealand, South-East Asia and the Pacific Islands.
Psyonix has generously put up a $75,000 USD prize pool for the tournament, with another $5,500 USD up for grabs as player accolades. These awards include the Golden Striker (most goals in the season), the Clutch Playmaker (highest average assists per game in the season), the Saviour of the Season (highest average saves per game in the season), and finally the Regular Season MVP for the player who contributed the most to their team’s success. This is the biggest award, and is judged by a panel of Rocket League analysts and administrators.
Six teams will make it through the Open Qualifiers and join Season 8 champions Renegades and runners-up Canberra Havoc in League Play. This phase of the tournament kicks-off on Sunday the 23rd of February and concludes on the 5th of April, with the Regional Playoffs taking place a week later. The full list of dates can be found below:
RLCS S9 OCE Dates:
Official Tournament Information:
Duane Mutu, Managing Director of LetsPlay.Live also commented on the upcoming RLCS competition. “After a successful first run of Rocket League in 2019, which allowed us room to grow, improve, and connect with community feedback, LPL are excited to once again be hosting the Rocket League Oceanic Championship for RLCS Season 9,"
"These pathways to professional leagues and world championships are always exciting ventures for LPL and we can’t wait to see who will be representing the region in 2020 at Worlds. We have no doubt this will be a huge year for LPL and the Oceanic RL community," he concluded.
If you think you have the skills to go pro as a Rocket League player, registrations are now open.
* Countries eligible to participate in the Rocket League Oceanic Championship are as follows: Australia, Fiji, Indonesia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu.