Gen.G Favoured To Win Their Second RLCS Major
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Gen.G Favoured To Win Their Second RLCS Major

Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) 2022/23 season continues with RLCS Winter Split Major, set to kick off on Thursday, April 6. The tournament will take place at San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California and welcome 16 Rocket League esports teams, vying for the lion’s share of the $310,000 prize pool and RLCS Points.

RLCS Winter Major Format & Schedule

RLCS Winter Split Major will be the second Rocket League Major of the 2022/23 season and the first RLCS Major to be held in North America since the RLCS 2021/22 Winter Split Major. The tournament will welcome 16 Rocket League teams, competing for RLCS Points and the lion’s share of the $310,00 prize pool.

  • Date: April 6-9
  • Venue: San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California
  • Where to Watch: Twitch, YouTube

RLCS Winter Split Major will use the same format as we’re used to seeing from previous Majors. The 16 participating teams will be divided into four groups of four, where they’ll play in a round-robin format with all matches played as best-of-five (Bo5).

The winner of each group will advance to the quarterfinals of the playoffs, second- and third-placed teams will proceed to Round 1 of the playoffs, while the four teams who place last in their respective groups will be eliminated and head home with a $3,000 consolation prize.

The playoffs will welcome 12 teams and use a single-elimination bracket, with all Round 1 matches played as best-of-five (Bo5) and the rest of the bracket as best-of-seven (Bo7), including the grand finals.

Prize Distribution:

  • 1st – $100,000 + 32 RLCS Points
  • 2nd – $60,000 + 24 RLCS Points
  • 3rd-4th – $25,500 + 18 RLCS Points
  • 5th-8th – $12,000 + 12 RLCS Points
  • 9th-11th – $9,000 + 8 RLCS Points
  • 12th-14th – $6,000 + 6 RLCS Points
  • 15th-16th – $3,000 + 4 RLCS Points

Gen.G Eyeing Their Second Major Trophy

The balance of power has shifted a bit since the last RLCS Major, but not so much at the top of the food chain. Gen.G, who completely restructured its roster ahead of the 2023 season with the signing of Stormtroopers, are still the top dogs to hoist the trophy following their phenomenal showing at RLCS Fall Major.

Priced at 5.50 with bet365, Gen.G lead the way as the main favourites on the outright Rocket League betting markets, followed by familiar faces in FaZe Clan (7.00 at bet365) and Karmine Corp (7.00 at bet365). Behind the leading trio, we have Team Liquid (9.00), G2 Esports (10.00), Complexity Gaming (12.00) and Oxygen Esports (12.00) as dangerous outsiders.

Complexity, in particular, will be an interesting team to follow, as they missed out on the Fall Major but have shown immense improvement over the last three months in NA regional league, where they competed for top spots with FaZe, Gen.G, and G2 Esports.

Team Vitality (13.00), Dignitas (13.00), Team Secret (13.00), G1 (13.00), and Team Falcons (15.00) join the conversation of potential dark horses, but having failed to show much in the recent tournaments, neither team deserves much attention.

And lastly, we have complete outsiders in Gamin Gladiators (19.00), Ground Zero Gaming (19.00), KRU Esports (34.00), and Pioneers (34.00), who barely made it to the Major and are likely the first teams to crash out.

RLCS Winter Major Betting Odds Comparison 2023

Team / BookmakerBet365GG.Bet
FaZe Clan7.007.00
Karmine Corp7.007.00
Team Liquid9.009.00
G2 Esports10.0010.00
Complexity Gaming12.0012.00
Oxygen Esports12.0012.00
Team Vitality13.0012.00
Team Secret13.0013.00
Team Falcons15.0015.00
Gamin Gladiators19.0019.00
Ground Zero Gaming19.0019.00
KRU Esports34.0034.00

Can Anyone Stop Gen.G?

Gen.G are undeniably the team to watch at RLCS Winter Split Major and, according to the latest outright betting odds, the main favourite to come out on top. Their run at the RLCS Fall Major was remarkable; however, some may point out that Gen.G haven’t done much in the regional league.

They won the NA Regional 1 – Winter Open but failed to achieve the same success in NA Regional 2 – Winter Cup and NA Regional 3 – Winter Invitational, where they placed second and fifth eighth. Both times, Gen.G lost against their regional rivals, FaZe Clan, who then went on to win both events.

Besides FaZe Clan, who presents Gen.G’s biggest threat in San Diego, we must also keep an eye on the new and improved Karmine Corp, who won both Winter Open and Winter Cup, and claimed silver from Winter Invitational. Admittedly, they only managed quarterfinals at the Fall Split Major, but KC’s only loss came against Moist Esports. Since then, Karmine Corp have looked like an entirely different beast and look poised for a deep run in April.

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