Good news and bad new guys. Twitch and Psyonix have today announced the Official Rocket League Championship Series. Unfortunately, it’s not yet going to welcome those who prefer Xbox One as their system of choice.
Teaming up in an exclusive partnership, the RLCS will bring a ton of competitive action to Rocket League and with a $75,000 prize pot, you may just be interested in getting involved.
The official league championship series will be broadcast exclusively on Twitch and it’ll be up to them alongside Psyonix to manage the operations, build the community and establish the infrastructure in order to establish long term growth for the game.
Starting in March, players interested in competing in the inaugural season of the Rocket League Championship Series can register in teams of three for a chance to win the very first Rocket League championship title. The three-month season will kick off with open qualifiers and will have a total prize pool of $75,000 USD. Unfortuantely – at least for us – all matches will be played on the PS4 and PC although additional platform support wil be revealed in the future. You’ll be able to check out the playoff tournaments exclusively on Twitch.tv/RocketLeague.
“From the moment we hit the pitch last July, we knew that Rocket League was a legitimate esport,” says Jeremy Dunham, Vice President, Psyonix. “Twitch and its streamers have been an instrumental part of our success since we launched last July, and that made them a perfect match for us. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with a team that we respect as highly as we do Twitch, and we can’t wait to show the world what we can do in esports together!”
“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.”
Are you good enough?