Psyonix has announced the long awaited venue and date for the Season 5 World Finals of the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS). Teams from the North American, European and Oceanic regions will convene at the Copper Box Arena in London on June 8-10.
The #RLCS Season 5 World Championship is heading to Europe!
RLCS in Europe
EU fans have been waiting since last season to host the RLCS again. The last time the series went to Europe was in Season 2. That was about a year and a half ago. Fans were expecting Season 4 to be hosted somewhere in Europe but were not so pleasantly surprised to hear that it was to be held in Washington D.C.
Esports at an Olympic site?
Copper Box Arena is no stranger to esports, as they played host to the Clash Royale Crown Championship World Finals in December of 201. They also held Gfinitys’ G3 event in 2014. The former Olympic venue is renowned for its events, so it seems to many that this will be one for the history books.
The Best of The Best
The top four teams in the NA and EU regions and the top two Oceanic teams in the upcoming Throwdown Esports: Rocket League Challenge Finals, will be heading to London to represent their respective regions in a double-elimination tournament. Europe will be defending their home turf with defending champions Gale Force eSports, European powerhouses Renault Vitality, Team EnVyUs and compLexity Gaming. NA looks to invade with superstars G2 Esports (Season 1 Champions), NRG Esports (Season 2&3 NA Champions), Cloud 9 and Evil Geniuses.
As far as the Oceanic region goes, tune in to the Throwdown Twitch at 9PM EST/ 6PM PST to find out.
Stay up-to-date with Armchair Esports for more on the RLCS and the Rocket League Esports scene.