Editor’s note: Details of the CRL LCQ have been updated as of the March 1 CRL blogpost from Psyonix.
The CRL Spring 2022 announcement just blew all of our expectations out of the water. With a CRL World Championship coming in June, we’re proud to announce the CCA Open Spring 2022 Presented by Psyonix will be making its return, and we will be sending teams to the CRL Last Chance Qualifier (CRL LCQ) (more details on that event to follow in the coming weeks)! Four open events take place over the course of February and March for both Eastern and Western Conference teams to decide the top teams that just missed the cut for league play, with $20,000 in prizing up for grabs!
But I hear you ask, “What about the Open from Fall ’21? Didn’t you guys say ‘Your performance in the Open may qualify you for future Collegiate Rocket League events’?” You are very correct! The points leaderboard from the fall will carry over to this spring season and ultimately qualify teams for the CRL LCQ. Teams that scored points in the fall will be able to continue accruing points provided they retain two thirds of their starting roster. Here’s the breakdown of the East & West Open leaderboards from the conclusion of the fall season:
Sign-ups for the CCA Open: Spring 2022 events are now live on smash.gg! Grab your team, sign up, and get ready to hit the pitch and represent your school! In addition, don’t forget to join up with the official CRL Discord server to stay in the know about all things CRL.
Full details of the CCA Open: Spring 2022 can be found below:
- All events will be a double elimination style tournament separated by conference.
- All non-league-play qualifying teams are eligible to participate
We’ve heard your feedback loud and clear; Open tournaments last fall were too long for one day. This semester each Open event will be a 2 day event.
Here are the dates for each of the Open Tournaments this spring. Registration will end @ 11:59 PM ET the Wednesday before each tournament to allow proper time for seeding.
- East 1: February 19-20 @ 12:00 PM ET
- East 2: February 26-27 @ 12:00 PM ET
- East 3: March 5-6 @ 12:00 PM ET
- East 4: March 19-20 @ 12:00 PM ET
- West 1: February 19-20 @ 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT
- West 2: February 26-27 @ 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT
- West 3: March 5-6 @ 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT
- West 4: March 19-20 @ 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT
|Open Tournament Placement||Points Awarded|
- Returning teams that scored points in CCA Open: Fall 2021 must retain two thirds of their starting roster to retain their points
- Teams must keep the same roster (max of 5 players) between all tournaments for points to be accumulated at the end of the season
- A team can shuffle which players are considered starters and substitutes on each Open event so long as no new players are added to the roster
- If a team chooses to add a new player to their roster between events, they will forego all previously accrued points and be considered a “new team” going forward
- There is no punishment for dropping a player from a roster without adding another player in their place
- Points will be awarded based on placement within each event
- Prizing is distributed based on total points performance over all four events
- Top 8 in points for Eastern and Western conference after each set of 4 events receive $1250 USD
- Top 8 in the CCA Open 2021-22 cumulative points (Fall & Spring combined, CRL League Play teams removed) for Eastern and Western conference will qualify for the CRL LCQ.
- For player eligibility, please see section 5 of the CCA Open Rules (https://www.cca.gg/cca-open-spring-2022-rules/ )
- Eligibility exemption form here. If you were approved for CRL Spring 2022 Qualifiers, that exemption is applicable for CCA Open: Spring 2022 & all Psyonix Collegiate events for the Spring 2022 semester.
- Eligibility exemptions are on a case-by-case basis and will be processed separately from semester to semester. Just because you have qualified in the past, does not mean you will qualify again. Even if you have been accepted in the past, please fill out the exemption form again.
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