Rocket League Champion I


What is Champion I in Rocket League?

Champion I is the lowest champion ranking placement within Rocket League. This rank is the beginning of one's journey to the elite Rocket League ranks. Players at this level rarely make mistakes, are highly skilled in most areas of the game, are extremely good at playmaking as at this level, you rarely score without this skill. Plus, intermediate skills and some very advanced skills are second nature to these players. There are still some blind spots but ultimately, this is where you have to be better than your opponent rather than make fewer mistakes.

What is The MMR For Champion I?

To become a Champion I player in Rocket League your MMR needs to be approximately between 1075-1179 MMR depending on the game mode you play in matchmaking. Below you can find the range of Champion I players and their various MMR rankings depending on which game mode they are playing:

Champion I is divided into four divisions and makes up about 6.36% of all Rocket League players. 

Is Champion I a Good rank?

Champion I is a fantastic rank within Rocket League and one that players should be very proud to achieve. Including the ranks below, this makes champion I players rank in the top 3,40% of all players. It takes a lot of practice, training and dedication to reach this accolade, so if you do, give yourself a pat on the back. However, we would not say that champ one is an elite level rank. In fact, we would argue that a player only enters the true elite list of players when they move on from the champion ranks altogether. So yes, being ranked Champ I is great and shows that you are very skilled. However, to be the best, there is still a lot of work to do.

How Many Hours to Achieve Champion I?

To become a champion I player and climb out of the diamond ranks where the most players per ranking type are excluding unranked, you’ll need to put the work in. In truth, the difference between a high end diamond player and a low end champ player isn’t too much. The champ players are essentially more well-rounded and experienced players. So for this reason, we would say that around 1200-1500 hours of solid gameplay would be the minimum required to sneak into the champ ranks.

How to Improve from Champion I

Here are a number of things that players can do to rise up the ranks and improve their game when ranked in Champion I:

  • Teamwork is essential at this level. So approach every attack with the mindset that if your teammate is in a better position than you, pass the ball. Going it alone may have somehow got you this far but that won’t get you any further.
  • Connecting with the ball is also essential. Missing the ball entirely is something that seldom happens at this level. So if you do, you’ll be the weak link. So be sure to train and practice connecting with even the most tricky of high balls and achieve aerial dominance.
  • Rotation becomes a lot more contextual at this stage. No longer does one set of rules cover all scenarios. The speed of play is rapid from here on up the ranks, so you’ll need to have rotating down to a fine art or suffer the consequences.
  • Play at speed, you need to improve your reaction times and aim to be the first one on the ball always. So don’t dwell, waiting for situations to develop, be on the front foot and dictate the play.