MARCH - JULY, 2020
$ 250,000 USD
The Intel World Open will bring the best Rocket League players in the world together for an epic bout between national teams. Players from across the globe will have the chance to represent their country and fight their way to the finals in Japan through the online and offline qualifier stages of the competition. The top eight nations will then meet in Tokyo to play for the pride of their nation and a $250,000 prize pool.
Live Qualifier in Katowice, Poland
Intel World Open Finals
aBOUT Rocket League
Rocket League® combines the excitement and tactical team play of soccer with rocket-powered cars. Players compete in teams of three with the objective of shooting the ball into the opponents’ goal. Unlike in the classic “beautiful game”, players have the option of dribbling the ball (and flying) in ways that simply defy the laws of gravity.
Online Qualifiers can be played on PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC, or Xbox One. Offline events will be played exclusively on PC. The Katowice Event Qualifier and Tokyo Main Event will be played exclusively on PCs. Intel will power all of the live Intel World Open events, as well as the PCs used in the broadcasts and complete backend infrastructure.
Licensed cars (e.g. '16 Batmobile) as well as licensed customisations will not be allowed during the Intel World
Open during any Intel World Open matches, both offline and online matches. This extends to items from the Esports Shop.
Online Qualifiers: Beginning early 2020, to determine the 16 best teams from the most competitive countries and regions in the world. Multiple teams will compete across many weeks to outplay their compatriots to earn the honor of representing their country or region, while also earning a guaranteed spot in the Live Qualifier in Katowice, Poland .
Live Qualifier in Katowice, Poland: To be held Live, June 11-14, 2020, featuring 16 teams across four days of competition in a Group Stage Qualifier that will determine which seven (7) teams will join host nation, Japan, at the Intel World Open Finals.
Intel World Open Finals: To be held Live, July 22-24, 2020, at the Zepp DiverCity Tokyo, for a two-day, $250,000 prize pool and the prestige that comes with representing the players' country or region as the best in the sport.
While multiple teams representing the same country can sign up for and play in their respective regional qualifiers, only the best-placed team from each country in the online qualification phase will make it to the Live Qualifier in Katowice, Poland .
All players are allowed to play in the IWO, but they will represent solely their countries in the competition. This means that no external sponsors, brands or commercial partnerships are permitted. Teams will be provided with official team wear including jerseys for the Live Qualifier in Katowice Poland and the Tokyo Main Event.
No. However, online matches have to be played from the region of the competition or qualifier they belong to. An exception to this rule is only possible by written consent from ESL. It can only be granted if the participant can explain and prove having a valid reason to play from elsewhere.