Rocket League Dev Speaks Out Against Real-Money Betting Announcement
Psyonix says it has no affiliation with Unikrn and does not support online betting for the game.
[UPDATE] Unikrn CEO Rahul Sood told GameSpot in an email, "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."
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Earlier today, Unikrn, a platform that lets you bet real money on competitive gaming matches, announced that Psyonix's Rocket League was joining its lineup in Australia.
Now, Psyonix itself has responded to the news, saying it does not support betting on the company's hit soccer-with-cars game. Psyonix VP of Publishing Jeremy Dunham told GameSpot, "Psyonix is not affiliated with Unikrn, nor do we support or endorse online betting for our game."
Unikrn said in its announcement today that Rocket League was approved by regulators in Australia to have the game available for real-money betting in the platform's sportsbook in that country. Australia and the UK are the two regions worldwide that offer real-money gaming betting through Unikrn, though the company made no announcement about the UK for Rocket League.
GameSpot has followed up with Unikrn in an attempt to get more details about this situation.
Unikrn also offers odds on big-name games like Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, and League of Legends, among others.
In other news about Rocket League, the game's next big update comes out tomorrow, introducing the wicked cool-looking Dropshot mode that completely changes the way the game is played. Additionally, Psyonix recently revealed that the game has sold 10.5 million copies and told fans not to expect a full sequel anytime soon.
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