RLCS 2021/22 Winter Major begins: Schedule and betting odds

The top teams in their regions during RLCS 2021/22 will compete in the Winter Split Major. Normally 16 teams were going to compete in the Major with a $300,000 prize pool, but Sandrock Gaming will not be able to compete due to visa issues.

Here's what you need to know about the RLCS 2021/22 Winter Split Major, including scheduling and betting odds.

RLCS 2021/22 Winter Split Major format

The group stage of the RLCS 2021/22 Winter Split Major will kick off on March 23. Normally 16 teams would be split equally into four groups, but Sandrock Gaming will not be participating due to visa issues. Therefore, three groups will consist of four teams, and one group will consist of three teams.

The format will be round robin Bo5. The winner of each group will move up to the playoffs' winners' bracket. Second and third places will continue from the losers' bracket. The fourth places will be eliminated.

The playoffs will begin on March 25. It will be played in double-elimination bracket format. All matches in the upper bracket will be Bo7. In the lower bracket, round 1 and round 2 will be Bo5. The quarterfinals, semifinals and finals will be Bo7. The grand final will be Bo7, but there will also be a bracket reset.

The team emerging from the lower finals will need to win the Bo7 series twice.

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Group A

  • DeToNator
  • FaZe Clan
  • Team Queso
  • Version1

Team Queso - DeToNator (March 23 - 18:00 CET)
FaZe Clan - Version1 (March 23 - 18:00 CET)
Team Queso - Version1 (March 23 - 19:00 CET)
FaZe Clan - DeToNator (March 23 - 19:00 CET)
Team Queso - FaZe Clan (March 24 - 22:00 CET)
Version1 - DeToNator (March 24 - 22:00 CET)

Group A favourites are FaZe Clan and Team Queso. Although the two teams’ recent performances are quite close to each other, FaZe Clan seems one step ahead. Version1 stands as the third strongest of the group, while DeToNator is the weakest link.

Group B

  • Endpoint CeX
  • FURIA Esports
  • The General NRG
  • Renegades

The General NRG - FURIA Esports (March 23 - 20:00 CET)
Endpoint CeX - Renegades (March 23 - 20:00 CET)
The General NRG - Renegades (March 24 - 20:00 CET)
Endpoint CeX - FURIA Esports (March 24 - 20:00 CET)
The General NRG - Endpoint CeX (March 24 - 21:00 CET)
Renegades - FURIA Esports (March 24 - 21:00 CET)

Unless it's a big surprise, The General NRG is expected to finish first in Group B. Their biggest rival is Endpoint CeX, then FURIA Esports and Renegades respectively.

Group C

  • Evil Geniuses
  • G2 Esports
  • Team BDS
  • Team Secret

G2 Esports - Evil Geniuses (March 23 - 21:00 CET)
Team BDS - Team Secret (March 23 - 21:00 CET)
G2 Esports - Team Secret (March 23 - 22:00 CET)
Team BDS - Evil Geniuses (March 23 - 22:00 CET)
G2 Esports - Team BDS (March 24 - 23:00 CET)
Team Secret - Evil Geniuses (March 24 - 23:00 CET)

Group C is the most competitive group of the Winter Split Major. G2 Esports and Team BDS are two teams that are favorites for the group title. Right behind them is Evil Geniuses, and then Team Secret. It is quite hard to predict what will happen in Group C.

Group D

  • Dignitas
  • Pioneers
  • Spacestation Gaming

Dignitas - Spacestation Gaming (March 23 - 23:00 CET)
Dignitas - Pioneers (March 24 - 18:00 CET)
Pioneers - Spacestation Gaming (March 24 - 19:00 CET)

Dignitas is Group C's favourite. Spacestation Gaming sure will do their best. The Pioneers are seen as the weakest team of the group and need to perform extremely well if they want to grab the leadership.

In the RLCS, the competitors will step on the gas and the competition will heat up. Which one is your favorite team? You can watch the matches of your favourite team on Luckbox and place bets on them.