Independent developer Psyonix and leading social video platform Twitch today announced an exciting new partnership that will see the creation of the Rocket League Championship Series, an official competitive league for the multi-award winning sports title. Twitch will take management control over the Rocket League Championship Series and retain rights to be the exclusive broadcasting platform for the event as Psyonix works to build the community and develop the level of infrastructure required to support long-term growth in the competitive scene.
[quote cite=”Jeremy Dunham, Vice President, Psyonix.”]”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!”[/quote]
[quote cite=”Nick Allen, Director of Esports Operations, Twitch. “]
“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.” [/quote]
The Rocket League Championship Series is scheduled to begin later this month. Interested players are invited to register in teams of 3 for a chance to participate in the inaugural season. The event will run for 3 months and will have a total prize pool of $75,000.
Source: Press Release