Brace yourselves: RLCS Winter is coming

Last month, the Fall Split of the Rocket League Championship Series came to an end. Team BDS won the split major. A month has passed and now the Winter Split begins.

Here is our article on what you need to know about the Rocket League Championship Series 2021-22 Winter Split.

Why is the RLCS 2021-22 Winter Split important and what is the format?

The RLCS 2021-22 Winter Split is one of three splits of the Rocket League Championship Series. Each split consists of three regional events with teams collecting points based on their performance at these regional events.Teams qualify to these majors based on their performance in the splits and can score more points at the majors than in regional events. When the three splits are over and the majors are finished, the end of the road is the RLCS World Championship. So as you can see, these splits are a gateway to the World Championship. With their success in these splits, the teams increase their points in RLCS 2021-22 - Rankings and gain a significant advantage on the way to the World Championship.

All splits this season have a different format. For example, in the Fall Split, won by Team BDS, the regions competed in a Swiss format with an eight-team single-elimination bracket. In Winter Split, there will be four groups in each region. The playoffs will be played in a double-elimination bracket. There are a total of eight regions in RLCS 2021-22 and the regions involved are the same in all splits.

Winter Split, located right in the middle of Fall Split and Spring Split, is a quite important split for the RLCS 2021-22 season. In addition, great prizes await the teams.

Regions and prize pools in RLCS 2021-22 Winter Split

  • Europe: $100,000 for each regional event
  • North America: $100,000 for each regional event
  • South America: $30,000 for each regional event
  • Oceania: $30,000 for each regional event
  • MENA: $30,000 for each regional event
  • APAC South: $15,000 for each regional event
  • APAC North: $15,000 for each regional event
  • Sub-Saharan Africa: $15,000 for each regional event

The prize pool of the Winter Split Major, which will be played after the three regional events in all these regions, is $300,000.

How are the RLCS 2021-22 - Rankings right now?

Let's take a look at the first places of the regions together before the Winter Split.

  • Europe: Team BDS - 1431 points
  • North America: The General NRG - 1431 points
  • South America: FURIA Esports - 1072 points
  • Oceania: Ground Zero Gaming - 1281 points
  • MENA: Sandrock Gaming - 1543 points
  • APAC South: Three Rats - 1163 points
  • APAC North: Tokyo Verdy Esports - 1243 points
  • Sub-Saharan Africa: Orlando Pirates - 1083 points

The Winter Split of RLCS 2021-22 begins on January 14. You should not miss this competition.

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