If you’ve been dying to take your vehicular-soccer skills pro, you’re in luck. Rocket League developer, Psyonix is partnering with video platform, Twitch to create the Rocket League Championship Series. A three-month season begins in March, where teams of three can compete in open qualifiers for a prize pool totaling $75,000.
Twitch’s Director of Esports Operations, Nick Allen said, “The Twitch community has collectively rallied around Rocket League to help it achieve organic success on our platform. 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.”
Psyonix will focus on building on the already massive 12 million player community for Rocket League with plans to grow into the future. Twitch will manage operations and broadcasting, while tapping into a passionate community of Rocket League viewers and broadcasters on their platform.
Psyonix Vice President Jeremy Dunham said, “From the moment we hit the pitch last July, we knew that Rocket League was a legitimate esport. 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.”
The competition will initially feature gameplay on PS4 and Microsoft PC, with another platform to be announced in the future. All playoff tournaments will be broadcast exclusively on Twitch.tv/RocketLeague. For more information, visit the official Rocket League Championship Series site at www.rocketleagueesports.com.