The Rocket League Championship Series 2021-2022 Fall Split has arrived and the best teams in the world will once again go head-to-head. As the season gets underway and players rev their engines, here's everything fans should know about the RLCS Fall Split:
RLCS Fall Split: Everything You Need to Know
With the a new season of RLCS comes a big change to the previous format. Starting with the 2021-2022 Fall Split, every region will use the same format. Each split will now have three regional events and a major with the top eight teams from NA and EU qualifying for the event. A full explainer is outlined below:
The Fall Split also marks RLCS's largest expansion ever with the addition of three new regions: the Asia-Pacific North (APAC N), Asia-Pacific South (APAC S), and Middle East & North Africa (MENA) regions.
As vaccinations increase and people continue getting protected against COVID-19, RLCS is beginning to move back to LANs. Their return will come with the Fall Major where there will not be any fans, and the players, talent, and staff in attendance that are there will operate under strict health protocols to maximize their safety.
The RLCS broadcast schedule for the Fall Split is as follows (all dates are subject to change):
- North American (NA), Middle East & North African (MENA), Oceanic (OCE), Asia-Pacific South (APAC S) Regional #1: Oct. 15 - 17 (COMPLETED)
- European (EU), South American (SAM), Asia-Pacific North (APAC N) Regional #1: Oct. 22 - 24
- NA, MENA, OCE, APAC S Regional #2: Oct. 29 - 31
- EU, SAM, APAC N Regional #2: Nov. 5 - 7
- NA, MENA, OCE, APAC S Regional #3: Nov. 12 - 14
- EU, SAM, APAC N Regional #3: Nov. 19 - 21
- Major: Dec. 8 - 12
Broadcasts for the 2021-2022 RLCS season will also change. Each region will now have its own Twitch channel (hyperlinked below). The NA and EU broadcasts will have "hub-style" streams on Regional Event's Friday which alternate between team streams as they progress through the Swiss Stage. These streams will be broadcast on the main Rocket League Twitch Channel and the Rocket League YouTube Channel.
Here are the start times for each broadcast:
- Asia-Pacific North (APAC N) RLCS: 4 a.m. ET
- Asia-Pacific South (APAC S) RLCS: 5 a.m. ET
- European (EU) RLCS (Twitch, Youtube): 11 a.m. ET
- Middle East & North Africa (MENA) RLCS: 11 a.m. ET
- North America (NA) (Twitch, Youtube) RLCS: 1 p.m. ET
- Oceanic (OCE) RLCS: 2 a.m. ET
- South America (SAM) RLCS: 3 p.m. ET