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Collegiate Rocket League Returning For Fall Season

September 2, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Collegiate Rocket League

Rocket League esports is set to return this fall on the collegiate level. Psyonix has announced that the Fall 2019 season of Collegiate Rocket League is set to kick off soon with some changes set compared to previous seasons.

Among the biggest changes set for the Fall 2019 season is in terms of the tournament platform. Fall will see CRL transition from Tespa to Faceit for all tournament sign-ups, qualifiers and operations. The esport used Tespa for two years and noted that “We’re proud of what we’ve built alongside Tespa over the last two years, and we’re thankful for their partnership.”

The new Fall season will also see a change in the conference format, which is now streamlined into just Eastern and Western instead of the previous four-conference split. All teams west of the Mississippi play in the Western Conference, with the eastern teams playing in (of course) the Eastern Conference. This will result in more teams on both conference and more challenges for historically-stronger teams.

Both conference will have qualifiers on September 15th and 22nd, with the top 16 teams from each conference qualifying for League Play. League Play will consist of a round-robin tournament in each respective conference. The top two teams from each conference will them move onto Arlington, Texas at the Esports Stadium for the LAN Finals on November 9th, where they will be competing for the title of CRL National Champions.

CRL’s Fall season will see a total of $75,000 in in scholastic awards awarded, with $48,000 earned during League Play and the remaining $27,000 up for grabs during the live finals. Ticket announcements are expected to be announced at the @RLEsports Twitter account soon.

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