As you know here at Flickering Myth we like to keep you updated on the constantly growing, behemoth of a game that is Rocket League, and now it’s moved up a gear. Psyonix – developer & publishers of Rocket League – have announced today a series of amateur, collegiate, and semi-professional skill partnerships that strengthen its already-popular professional eSports initiatives.
Last month we told you about the news on the upcoming Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS), now Psyonix will be expanding its competitive support beyond the professional level with the Electronic Sports League (ESL), Rocket League Central (RLC), and the American Video Game League (AVGL) starting this April.
Luke Thompson, Competition & Events Manager at Psyonix said, “We’re incredibly pleased to officially fund ESL, Rocket League Central, and the AVGL, With more than $30,000 in prize pools and scholarships, Rocket League players will now have a place to compete and develop their talent, regardless of their experience or skills.”
ESL’s Rocket League Go4 Cups are geared toward the amateur level, with weekly and monthly prize pools that will be increased in the upcoming season. “Seeing the growth and support that Rocket League has is truly exciting,” said Sean Charles, Senior Director of Publisher Content, ESL. “With new players joining every day, we are eager to continue giving them a weekly place to play.”
You can watch all the Rocket League Go4 Cups at play.ESLgaming.com/RocketLeague.
The American Video Game League, North America’s leading collegiate eSports organizer, has partnered with Psyonix to create and manage the Rocket League Collegiate Spring Showdown for a USD $1,000 scholarship prize pool.
“The competitive Rocket League scene stems from the community,” said Victor Suski, CEO of the AVGL. “We are excited to work with Psyonix on feeding this community through collegiate support. The Collegiate Spring Showdown offers incentive for students to connect with other passionate players to compete.”
All playoff tournaments will be broadcast exclusively on Twitch.tv/AVGL.
This wasn’t the only news announced from Psyonix today, they also told the world about their partnership with the Rocket League community powerhouse, Rocket League Central. Through community driven events, RLC has been a driving force for Rocket League in the eSports world since it was launched in July 2015.
April 2016 will be the month for all Rocket League fans it appears.
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