Unikrn is a betting site that offers odds on major eSports such as League of Legends, CS:GO, Dota 2, Overwatch and, now, Rocket League. The people who make Rocket League aren’t too wild about that, however.
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Jeremy Dunham is VP of publishing for the developers, Psyonix, and he told Gamespot that "Psyonix is not affiliated with Unikrn, nor do we support or endorse online betting for our game."
Unikrn’s CEO Rahul Sood was quick to concede the point, saying "we are not in any way associated with the publishers of Rocket League. However, we love the game, and like other titles on our sportsbook, we create odds and content on the pro matches and their top tier tournaments."
Unikrn’s announcement yesterday says the company worked with regulators in Australia to get Rocket League approved for real money betting. The service will start with season three of the Rocket League Championship Series. Unikrn also operates in the UK, but there’s been no word from them yet about extending Rocket League betting to our shores.
Regulators are getting more and more worried about gambling as it pertains to the games industry, with the UK's Gambling Commission describing the FUT Galaxy case as "one of the most serious" it has investigated after last month's ruling.
In other Rocket League news, its all-new dropshot mode, in which you need to break the floor of the arena to score, goes live today.