Allegiance, FlyQuest, and Servette promoted to the RLCS over the weekend. They join Fnatic, who defended their position.
On Saturday, Counter Logic Gaming fell to Rival Series for the 1st time. They have participated in the RLCS since Season 3. Out of Style also demoted to the Rival Series, continuing their bad run of form this season.
The following day Team Secret's woes continued. For 2nd season in a row, they were unable to qualify for RLCS. They defeated Fnatic early in the day, but were unable to beat them in the rematch.
Northern Arena announced their return to Rocket League last Friday with a Psyonix partnership for Northern Arena Rocket League Invitational 2. The $50,000 event runs July 14th - July 15th in Toronto.
Last fall they organized the first Northern Arena Rocket League Invitational (NARLI). An 8 team, $30,000 elimination tournament. 1 Canadian team qualified and 7 teams from Europe and North America were invited.
NARLI 2 will require all participating teams to qualify. RLCS and Rival Series teams are invited to regional finals, where they face teams from the open qualifiers for 4 spots at the finals.
The open qualifiers take place May 17th and 18th. For more information, check out the Northern Arena announcement.
The Universal Open is back for a second season. Similar to last year's event, it features a $100,000 prize pool and open regional tournaments across Europe and North America.
For more information, read the announcement.
The 2nd season of the Asia Pro League begins Saturday, May 12th, and concludes with the finals on June 30th. Over the 2 months, the top 8 teams from Asia will compete for $3,000, a significant prize pool for the region.
For more information, read 1NE Esports' release.
The RIVAL monthly series returns with the Spring Open. Teams begin play with the open qualifier on May 14th. Progressing teams compete in a Swiss system on May 18th and then move on to the Finals for a chance at $1,000.
For more information, checkout RIVAL's announcement.
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