Rocket League Championship Series Returns for Season 5 in March

The Rocket League Championship Series isn't slowing down. In fact, Psyonix is gearing up for its biggest season ever.

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With the success that Rocket League has had in the esports sector, Psyonix was naturally going to bring back the Rocket League Championship Series for a fifth season.

The Rocket League Championship Series Season 5 was announced on Thursday morning. Psyonix will spend a month taking sign-ups, with North American and European qualifiers taking place over the month afterwards. The regular season will kick off in North America on March 17 and in Europe the next day.

Psyonix won't spend a lot of time fixing what isn't broken. There isn't much in the way of rule or format changes. However, there is a jump in the prize pool. The RLCS teams will now compete for a $500,000 prize pool, the biggest such prize pool for the young league so far. Further information and major dates can be found on the RLCS website.

Rocket League has been a consistently thrilling esport to watch on a weekly basis. Season 4 ended in grand fashion, as Gale Force eSports defeated Method in a 3-0 sweep, with the final win coming in a tight Overtime game.

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