Rocket League pledges to fund community tournaments and provide $1 million prize pool

Rocket league eSports 2017 plans

Fans of vehicle-based football can rejoice at the current state of Rocket League. It really is amazing that the sequel to 2013’s ridiculously titled Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, itself a fairly mediocre title, has ended up being one of the most celebrated multiplayer games of the last couple of years. Now, creators Psyonix have laid out their philosophy for the eSport going into its third season of professional competition.

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After thanking the fans for their support, the announcement goes on to outline a number of planned future changes, including an extensive plan for funding community-run tournaments, a weekly talk show on Twitch and a new eSports hub on the Rocket League website. Furthermore, they have promised a prize pool of over $1 million which, to be fair, puts them firmly in the big leagues (pun intended) along with some of the major MOBA and FPS titles. These commitments are very much aimed at supporting the community, something which the team make perfectly clear by stating that “a community-funded prize pool should benefit the ENTIRE community. Whether it means a group of friends competing over the weekend or the absolute best in the world vying for the RLCS World Championship.”

Check out the full announcement on their official news post. Rocket league can be bought on Steam for $19.99/£14.99.