Psyonix Studios has announced a partnership with Twitch to create a Rocket League Championship Series.
The tournament will feature teams of 3 competing, with registration beginning on March 25th. The three-month series will be available to any players that register on the PC and PS4 forms of the game. The series will have a $75,000 prize pool, which is pretty substantial for the the 9 month old game. Eventually, the series will conclude with an international final done live on Twitch.
“From the moment we hit the pitch last July, we knew that Rocket League was a legitimate esport,” Jeremy Dunham, Vice President at Psyonix, said. “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,” Nick Allen, Director of Esports Operations at Twitch, stated. “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.”