MARCH - JULY, 2020

$ 250,000 USD



The Tournament

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.


May 2-24

Online Qualifiers

May 2-24
June 11-14

Live Qualifier in Katowice, Poland

June 11-14
July 22-24

Intel World Open Finals

July 22-24

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.


Do I have to play on a PC?

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.

Are there any restrictions for vehicle selection and customization?

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.

What are the qualifier details for Rocket League?

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.

Can a country be represented by more than one team at the Katowice Qualifier Event?

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 .

Why does the Japanese team get an automatic spot in the Tokyo Finals?

Japan is the host country so we felt it was appropriate for a Japanese team to be represented.

Are there official rules for the tournament?

 The official rulebook is available to all competitors on the official IWO website. Click here to see the full rules.

I'm signed to an esports organization or have personal sponsors, how does that affect my participation in the IWO?

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.

How are Home Countries and Regions determined?

A player’s home country is the country where their main place of residence is (proven by legal registration or long-term visa in connection with evidence of long-time habitation - 90-day visas are not enough). Players may not change their home country for the duration of the current edition of the IWO. Home regions for each country are determined in the competition’s rulebook and vary depending on the game. All players on a team must have the same home country.

Do I have to physically be in my home country to play in the online qualifiers?

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.