The RLCS 2022-23 is live

North America, Oceania, and Asia already played out their qualifiers for the first regional events of the Rocket League... Fragster | 4. October 2022

North America, Oceania, and Asia already played out their qualifiers for the first regional events of the Rocket League Championship Series 2022-23. Ahead of the competition, the rostermania in North America gained historic proportions and for the first time in six years, the record world champion, DarkZero’s Pierre “Turbopolsa” Silfver will not participate.

While the big name is completely missing at the event, a new one is added. The 17-years-old Andrew “Druee” Prill will make his RLCS debut at the 2022-23 RLCS first regional under the Sol banner. Ironically, it was his team that defeated Turbopolsa in the decisive game of the Fall Open Closed Qualifier.

Fall Open NA participants

The current NA Rocket League scene features the most diverse field of participants that has ever existed in North America. The reason for this are several roster moves from Europe and South America to the region. Jack “ApparentlyJack” Benton (ex-Dignitas), Joseph “noly” Kidd (ex-Karmine Corp), and Cristian “crr” Fernandez (ex-Randoms) are three new players from Europe, however, they didn’t form their own roster.

Instead, ApparentlyJack and noly joined forces with Nick “Chronic” Iwanski under the Gen.G Mobil1 Racing banner, while crr replaced Facundo “Shad” Vallerino at Complexity Gaming, with Shad returning to South America. With the addition of crr, the Complexity Gaming roster is the second roster in North America with all players from different countries. Yet, Victor “Reysbull” Duran Parra (Chile), Lautaro “ajg” Gusinsky (Argentina), and crr (Spain) don’t have any communication problems, as all players speak Spanish.

Like Spacestation Gaming, Version1, G2 Esports, OpTic Gaming, FaZe Clan, Rogue, and Dignitas, Complexity Gaming took the comparatively easy route via the Invitational Qualifier and ended up advancing in the top eight.

For Sol and Gen.G Mobil1 Racing, the path led through closed qualifiers. There, along with NRG, Shopify Rebellion, Team Axle, and FURIA, some heavyweights were able to secure their tickets for the main event. In addition, Luminosity Gaming (a new roster in NA) and the Pittsburgh Knights have prevailed. Due to the detour to the closed qualifier, doubts and calls for a roster change were raised at NRG, which the team skillfully smashed off with a 3-0.

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