Rocket League, critically acclaimed arena car soccer game, is stepping into the eSports Scene with an official championship series. The three-month-long season will showcase some of the best Rocket League players out there. The competition will consist of teams of three, and the teams will compete in the first season of the Rocket League Championship Series. The competition is open to North American Players and European players. The the top four teams in each region will go on to compete in the International Finals event. This event is open to all Playstation 4 players and players on the Steam Platform, with possible additional platform support to be announced in the future.
Registration for the open qualifiers starts on Mar. 25. The qualifiers will each have prizes of $10,000 per weekly competition. Perhaps most excitingly, players that move on will have a shot at a piece of the $75,000 prize pool. This is an impressive prize pool for an inaugural season, but beyond that it really shows how serious Rocket League can become on the eSport scene. While it’s impossible to know how big the game will get, Twitch apparently sees the potential. “The Twitch community has collectively rallied around Rocket League to help it achieve organic success on our platform,” said Nick Allen, Director of Esports Operations, Twitch. “By working with Psyonix to build an official professional league around this grassroots phenomenon, Rocket League’s legions of players and fans can potentially turn their passion into a career.”
Of course, while this league is officially the first one supported by he developer Psyonix as well as Twitch, it’s not the only eSports organization around for the game. ESLGaming is today hosting a tournament for European players with a grand prize of €1000, and there are plenty of North American events coming up as well!
If watching the event is more your cup of tea, all of the playoff tournaments will be broadcast exclusively through Rocket League’s Twitch channel.
Specific competition dates are not yet here but to stay updated with all the information, make sure to check out more about the Rocket League Championship Series at their site!