The schedule for the weekend: Friday to Sunday: 15 - 21 o'clock live on the Twitch channel www.twitch.tv/ispodigitize.
The teams will play in Madrid not only for the world championship title but also for prize money from the RLCS prize pool of over USD 1 million. Sandro "Freakii" Holzwarth is the only German player to qualify with his team Veloce Esports. After a strong season, the young team will now have to beat defending champions Renault Vitality and NRG Esports, both of whom are top favourites, in Group A.
In Group B, the teams Reciprocity and the Pitsburgh Knights are regarded as title candidates. However, the new world champion could also come from outside the top regions of Europe and North America. But the teams from South America and Oceania have not yet convinced the analysts and will go into the tournament as underdogs.
Even before the finals, Rocket League eSports was aired several times by ISPO Digitze!
On 30 November and 1 December the relegation matches of the North American and European regions were played. Again, more than 110,000 spectators from all over Germany were watching live and could experience how the teams played for promotion.
In the Regional Playoffs, 2 teams of the 1st and 2nd division of the Rocket League eSports played for starting places in the highest league for the ninth season, which starts at the beginning of 2020.
So for some players it's a fight against relegation, for others it's a chance to move up. The German team of casters around Arne "Baithoven" Löffler, Jonas "vel" Schaffrick and Pascal "Bass" Brand was once again the host of the live show, which was able to welcome a guest in the show for the first time with a video interview with Rocket League professional player Denis "Frag" Kara.
On Saturday, November 30th, the North American teams played their matches. The former world champions of Cloud9 and the G2 Esports team had to defend their places in the first division against Charlotte Phoenix and the Chaos Esports Club. Both succeeded with clear victories in the Best of 7 series.
The underdogs of the second league had no chance against the two heavyweights from the first division. Highlight of the evening was the sensational performance of Jacob "JKnaps" Knapman from G2 Esports, who scored 27 goals in only 11 games.
On Sunday it was europe's turn. Remco "remkoe" den Boer, a former world champion from Team Solo Mid, was on the field here as well. However, he could keep his place in the first league. But Complexity Gaming had to get down into the second division, who have to give their place in the RLCS to Team Singularity. After a close defeat against TSM, Singularity, with the German player Leon "Godsmilla" Mares, could prevail clearly with 4:1 against Complexity.
Method was left empty-handed as a team and will play in second division again next season. With the promotion of Team Singularity, the number of German players in the RLCS will increase from one to three for season 9, as the team from AS Monaco will also have a new German player in 2020 with Maik "Tigreee" Hoffmann.
The broadcast of the Rocket League Championship Series is a production of Force of Disruption and Team FireWall for the program of the digitization resort ISPO Digitize. The production of the relegation broadcast took place in the Studio contentkueche in Munich and with technical support from Tentelian.