The Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) Major will be taking place December 8-11 at the Rotterdam Ahoy in Rotterdam, Netherlands. This is the 12th season of the RLCS, with lots of great teams like Gen.G (+450), FaZe Clan (+700), Team Falcons (+750) and SpaceStation Gaming (+800) taking part.
Sixteen of the best teams that Rocket League esports has to offer will compete in the Swiss-format tournament, before eight teams make it to a single-elimination playoffs round. The pre-playoff games will be best-of-five encounters, whereas the playoff games will be best-of-seven contests. This is to make sure the team that ends up winning the $100,000 prize is fully deserving of it.
The RLCS Major has a prize pool of $310,000 with the runners-up getting $60,000, and the third-place side getting $25,500. The upcoming RLCS Major should be great fun, and so should betting on RLCS Major title odds.
Before we look at the event in-depth, make sure you check out our guide to how to bet on Rocket League.
Who Are The Betting Favorites In The RLCS Major Outright Odds?
Odds as of November 30 at Sportsbook
Favorites To Win In The RLCS Major Title Odds
Gen.G will be buoyed by their Fall Invitational win, which has certainly played its part in helping them lead the RLCS Major title odds table. However, their RLCS Major title odds also reflect that this is going to be a very competitive tournament.
There’s a lot of value in betting on Gen.G. They’ve regularly been the top North American side in the last 12 months in the RLCS, finishing second in the Fall Open and Fall Cup. They’ll not only be encouraged by the Fall Invitational win, but also by the performances in that event. The only worry for them is if they can constantly turn it up in the grand finals, having lost two this year.
FaZe Clan (+700)
Most RLCS enthusiasts will believe that FaZe Clan is the best North American side when they’re at it, but they can be a bit inconsistent, which is why they’re behind Gen.G on the RLCS Major title odds table.
They have one of the best backlines in the game, and will be counting on that to help them through once again. FaZe as an organization is always expected to win big events like the RLCS Major, and the pressure will be on once again.
The gamble to switch up their roster a little seems to have paid off for now. They will need their individuals to turn up once again. Firstkiller, Mist and Sypical are among the most frightening players in competitive Rocket League, and they’re extremely hard to stop once they’re in full flow.
Value Picks To Win In The RLCS Major Outright Odds
Team Falcons (+750)
Ahmad, oKhaliD and trk511 took the RLCS world by storm last year with Team Falcons, and they seem to be getting underestimated a little in the build-up to the tournament.
There seems to have been a come-down from last season’s heroics when they lost the first fall regional final, but there’s no doubt that they pack a serious punch when they get going, and are the top team from the MENA region. If Team Falcons can recapture the form of last season, they’ll be a real threat.
SpaceStation Gaming (+800)
SpaceStation Gaming has underwhelmed in the recent past, but with the talents of Arsenal, Lj and Daniel in the side, they could beat anyone on their day. This is a team that’s still rising and has had a few bumps on the road during that journey. The RLCS Major will be a great way for them to announce themselves again.
Betting Strategy for Winners of the RLCS Major
There are so many good teams to choose from with the likes of Karmine Corp (+900), Moist Esports (+900), Team Liquid (+900) and Version1 (+1000) also capable of beating the teams that have already been covered.
The issue for the likes of SpaceStation Gaming and Team Falcons is that they simply haven’t had the best preparation heading into this tournament. Some of the stardust from just a while back isn’t quite there. They’ll have to be at their best, and also hope to catch some of their opponents when they’re having bad days.
It’s hard to envision that. That leaves bettors with Gen.G and FaZe Clan for the RLCS Major title odds. Gen.G is the in-form team heading into this tournament, and they rarely seem to drop their levels. FaZe Clan has so many mercurial talents that can just take a game away from their opposition within a matter of seconds. In a tournament like this, consistency usually gets rewarded, which is why Gen.G looks like the best bet.