As Season 5 of the RLCS (Rocket League Championship Series) is about to kick off, let’s look at the five teams to watch for the ultimate spine-tingling, heart-racing, back-bending gameplay. These are the top 5 teams to keep an eye on in this exciting new upcoming series: Cloud9, Ghost, GFE, Flipsid3 Tactics and PSG.

There are several weeks of the offseason to go but now the gamers are all fuelled up and ready to compete against opposing teams to defend their rank in the Rocket League Community. The North American and European Leagues are due to take place on the 17th of March 2018 with eight teams in each region vying for a place in the grand final in June.

Rocket League is a game of strategy and focuses not as an objective game like Call of Duty. This exciting car football game is extremely popular across the world, especially in America, the UK and across Asia.

In the virtual game, you have in-game Rocket League currency and Rocket League crates which all hold different types of add-ons, such as new skins and trials. You can choose from a variety of cars and vehicles with huge rocket boosters to try and score aerial goals and make game-changing saves. You can also buy Rocket League keys from online marketplaces which can be used to unlock crates and can be traded with other players.

Rocket League’s gameplay is mostly the same as that of its predecessor, Super Sonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle Cars. Players control a rocket-powered car and use it to hit a larger than car-sized ball towards the other team’s goal to score goals, in a way that resembles a football (soccer as they call it in the United States!) game, with elements reminiscent of a derby.

Player’s cars can jump to hit the ball while in mid-air. The players can also pick up a speed boost by passing their vehicles over marked spaces on the pitch, enabling them to cross the pitch quickly. Players can use the added speed to hit the ball or smack into another player’s car to wreck it. The destroyed car re-spawn’s moments later.

There are plenty of online Competitive Seasons, Maps and DLCs to come this year on Rocket League, with loads to look forward to this spring – see here for up to date details.