For the first time since December 2019, a Rocket League LAN event will have fans cheering for their favorite teams.

Psyonix is giving fans what they want with the return to live audiences with the RLCS Winter Major. The tournament will take place at the YouTube arena in Inglewood, California. This is the first time in nearly 2.5 years that Rocket League will feature a live audience.

RLCS Winter Major: Fans return to live events

The RLCS Winter Major will take place from March 23-27 with the playoffs taking place over the last two days. The event has a $300,000 prize pool and has new regions and a lot of changes to the format.

Sixteen teams will participate at the event in four groups of four teams each. But this time, there is a difference as fans will be present to cheer for their favorite teams at the YouTube Theater in California.

For the first time since the Season 8 Rocket League World Championship in December 2019, we’ll be welcoming fans back to experience the excitement of live RLCS action!

While the event starts on the 23rd, the final two days, the playoffs will be in front of a live audience. Tickets will go on sale soon in February. Psyonix will announce more details about the tickets on their social media platforms.

NRG is the only team to have qualified for the event at the time of writing. The team finished second at the Rocket League 351 event after losing to G2 Esports in the Grand Finals. However, NRG put on a stellar show in the lower bracket final against FaZe Clan. NRG reverse swept FaZe Clan after being down 0-3 to reach the Grand finals.

Community celebrates announcement

The Rocket League community was emotional and excited at the return of LAN events for the first time since 2019. Many fans are eager to visit Los Angeles to meet fellow players and celebrate the game. 

G2 esports wins Rocket League 351

Meanwhile, G2 esports secured its first Rocket League tournament win of 2021 after a victory over The General NRG in the Grand finals of Rocket League 351. The Winter NA Regional event 2 featured 16 teams competing for a $100,000 prize pool. G2 remained undefeated throughout the event until the Grand Finals.

People also ask

Where can I buy RLCS Tickets?

The tickets for RLCS Winter Major will be available via Ticketmaster. Psyonix is yet to announce the date for the sale of tickets.

How many fans will attend the RLCS Winter Major?

There will be around 5000-5500 tickets available for sale.

What are the full RLCS Winter Major Dates

The RLCS Winter Major will take place from March 23-27, 2022. The group stage runs from March 23-25 without a crowd. The playoffs take place over two days (26-27) with a live audience at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles.

What are the COVID rules at the RLCS Winter Major?

Proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test is mandatory for attendance at the RLCS WInter Major. Fans also have to comply with the YouTube theater’s COVID-19 policies. Test results must be from a test conducted within 48 hours before the event start time, and must show your name, type of test performed, and negative test result date.

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