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Rocket League World Championship tickets sold out, Intel World Open announced

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Rocket League is preparing for its final showdown at the end of April and if you feel like traveling to sunny Texas and watching some esports, tough luck. The tickets for the Rocket League World Championship are already completely sold out.

Ticket to the moon

For the low, low price of $30 plus fees, Rocket League fans get to attend the culmination event that will be the Rocket League World Championship. Set for April 24-26, the finals for Rocket League's Season 9 Championship Series promise to be the most spectacular one to date. Home to the esports tournament will be the Curtis Culwell Center in Dallas – the ticket gets you through the door and also provides you with an assigned seat so you don't have to rush to find a place in the arena.

As a nice little bonus, ticket holders will receive an exclusive in-game item: the Mendoza Pros Wheel. The item code will be imprinted on a special commemorative card showing the Season 9 Wheel.

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The exclusive Mendoza Pros Wheel. (Image credit: Psyonix LLC)

Unfortunately, interest has been so big that all tickets have been completely sold out in a manner of days.

However, do not despair. If you are suffering from wanderlust and still want to see some Rocket League esports, there is another grand event in the works.

Intel World Open coming to Japan

Just this Monday, February 25, Psyonix announced an event that will be separate from the Rocket League World Championship – the Intel World Open is coming to Tokyo at the end of July.

Video credit: Intel Gaming via YouTube

The Intel World Open is a professional nation-based league. This means that the first qualifiers will select the top-performing team from each country at the National Qualifiers.

The participating countries are:

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

There are only two exceptions: China's attendance is still questionable due to the ongoing coronavirus concerns and Japan's team is playing as hosts, so they get a guaranteed spot at the finals. Then, the top team from each country will advance to the Live Regional Qualifier Finals in Katowice, Poland. The regions are as follows:

  • Africa
  • Mainland Asia
  • Asia (Maritime and Oceania)
  • Europe (3 EU seeds go to the Regional Final)
  • Latin America (Mexico and Southward)
  • Middle-East

The showdown in Katowice is set for June 11-14, so if you find yourself in Central Europe and don't have the means to travel to Japan, you can at least watch some high-tier Rocket League plays.

Curiously, any mentions of a prize pool are missing from the announcement. In any case, this will be an interesting season for Rocket League fans.

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