It appears as though the hundreds of hours you’ve addictively put into Rocket League this last year may finally be paying off. Literally. The game is finally hitting the eSports scene with a collaboration between developer Psyonix and streaming mega-site Twitch.
Dubbed the Rocket League Championship Series, Twitch will hold the “exclusive broadcasting platform for the league” as well as “manage RLCS operations and work alongside Psyonix to build the community and infrastructure.” Here is a statement on the team up from Psyonix Vice President Jeremy Dunham:
“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. 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 standard style of 3 v. 3 is the official competitive setup for the Rocket League Championship Series. Players can register this month to join open qualifiers and hopefully advance through the three-month season. Games will be played on PlayStation 4 and PC, “with additional platform support to be revealed in the future.” The winners will take home a cool $75,000.