RL Oceania is thrilled to announce the return of a fan favourite – The Gauntlet, in partnership with Psyonix. Prepare for a thrilling ride, as top-tier rocket-powered rivalries take centre stage, with a staggering $30,000 USD prize pool up for grabs!
The Gauntlet Season 5 Overview
The Gauntlet returns with a points system, as seen in previous seasons, along with an adjusted format.
There will be an opening tournament called The Trials, to determine everyone’s starting position. Once everyone has their place for the first week, the regular season will revolve around the following sequence of tournaments:
The Open - Open to all teams - Each week, 4 teams advance.
The Challengers - 10 teams - Each week, 4 teams are relegated, 1 team advances.
The Gauntlet - 5 teams - Each week, 1 team is relegated.
This cycle will take place between October 28th and December 3rd, with a break week on the 18th and 19th of November.
The Trials - Oct 21 and 22 - 1pm AEDT
The season kicks off with a bang in The Trials, a two-day tournament where Oceanic teams compete to secure their starting positions in the regular Gauntlet season. The stakes are high:
Teams placing 1st to 4th will advance directly to week 1 of The Gauntlet.
Teams placing 5th to 14th will secure their spot in week 1 of The Challengers.
To find these positions, The Trials will feature a full, start-to-finish, double elimination tournament, over two days. Additional matches will be held to determine the 13th and 14th seeds.
Head here to register for The Trials!
The Open - Oct 29, Nov 5, 12, and 26 - Sundays 1pm AEDT The Open is a weekly open tournament where teams battle it out for a shot at competing in The Challengers. Here's how it works:
Teams start in groups of 4, competing in a double elimination format.
2 teams from each group advance to a single elimination bracket.
These teams are accompanied by those relegated from The Challengers.
The top 4 teams will secure their place in The Challengers for the following week.
You can sign up for The Open from week to week here.
The Challenger - Oct 28, Nov 4, 11, 25 and Dec 2 - Saturdays 1pm AEDT
The Challenger serves as the intermediate stage between The Open and The Gauntlet.
4 teams from The Open go head to head with 6 other teams for 1 ticket to that week’s Gauntlet.
The format will be as follows.
The Gauntlet - Oct 29, Nov 5, 12, 26 and Dec 3 - Sundays 1pm AEDT
The fabled Gauntlet, brought to life by Oceania’s very own yumi_cheeseman, is our epicentre of top-tier rocket-powered competition. The region's top 5 teams will challenge each other, one by one, until an ultimate winner is decided.
Points, Playoffs, and Glory
Throughout the five-week cycle of The Open, Challengers, and Gauntlet, teams can earn valuable points and prize money based on their performance. These points will determine their eligibility for the Playoffs, where the top 8 teams will battle for even more prize money and The Gauntlet - Season 5 Championship. Weekly Prize Money and Points System:
Playoffs Prize Money:
See you on the pitch!
We can't wait to see you all out on the pitch for the new season of The Gauntlet. It's a journey filled with excitement, competition, and unforgettable moments. Stay updated by following RL Oceania on Twitch, X (Twitter), Instagram, Youtube, and Discord for all the latest updates on Season 5 of The Gauntlet.