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The RLCS Season X North American Winter Split Regional 3 (that’s a mouthful) is upon us this weekend. And to celebrate the occasion, Rocket League developer Psyonix is teaming up with ESPN to make it an official X Games event. The winner of the regional will not only score official points towards the RLCS Season X World Championships, but also earn some sweet new X Games medals.
RLCS X Games North American Regional 3
This weekend (Jan. 21-24) and next (Jan. 28-31), the final regional event of the RLCSX winter split will go down in North America. After Team BDS took home the money and points in Europe last weekend, it’s now up to the NA teams to show what they’ve got. With $30,000 and 401 points towards RLCS Worlds for the first-place finisher, the teams will want to step up their game to stick around in that top six — enough for a ticket to the world stage later this year.
The RLCS X Games will also bring about a host of new items in the item shop, including an X Games Octane decal, X Games Wheels, and a snowblind topper. Additionally, fans can claim some free items and earn some more when they tune in to the live stream.
Who to look out for
RLCS fans will know who the top teams are, but if you’re a more casual watcher or even a first-timer, then there are a few teams to keep a particular eye on. Team Envy is currently at the top of the rankings in North America with 2003 points. Starring four-time RLCS world champion Pierre “Turbopolsa” Silfver, Team Envy has won the previous three regionals, while finishing in third place in the Major in between.
Following Envy are SpaceStation Gaming and NRG at 1803 and 1801 points respectively. After that, don’t discount G2 Esports, Rogue, Kansas City Pioneers, or The Peeps. All of these are currently in the top six, despite there being seven teams. KCP and The Peeps are each on 1080 point, and will have to fight hard to keep their spot in the green zone to make it to the RLCS Worlds.
Of course, a poor finish in this regional is not the end. Soon, we’ll see the RLCS Season X Winter Major, and following that we’ll see three more regional events, plus a major, for the Spring split. There is a lot of Rocket League in the coming months, but that doesn’t mean you should even think about skipping this weekend.
Michael Kloos is a Dutch esports journalist and enthusiast with a particular like of Rocket League and VALORANT. He is also an avid fantasy/sci-fi reader and writer. He spends most of his time trying not to be in the real world.