Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) creators Psyonix once again teams up with ESPN’s X Games to kick off the Winter Split in North America this Friday, Jan. 14, with the X Games Open. The event takes place January 14 – 16, streamed live on the ESPN App and Rocket League’s Twitch and YouTube pages beginning at 10 a.m. PT (6 p.m. UTC) each day.
The X Games Open features four groups of four who play in a round-robin format to determine who moves on to the modified double-elimination bracket. Teams that finish first in their group will be placed into the Upper Bracket and therefore have an “additional life” in the Modified Double-Elimination Bracket. Teams that finish second and third in their group will be seeded into the Lower Bracket, meaning one loss will knock them out of the tournament. Teams who finish last in their group will be eliminated from the tournament.
The X Games Open will be an official X Games Aspen event, where the top two North American teams earn X Games Open Medals.
Psyonix and X Games previously collaborated in 2017 for the FACEIT X Games Rocket League Invitational within X Fest in Minneapolis and in 2021 for the RLCS X Games: North American Regional as part of X Games Aspen.
X Games Aspen 2022 will showcase the world’s top skiers and snowboarders January 21 – 23 live on ESPN, ABC and the ESPN App. For more information please visit XGames.com.
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