Rocket League Pro League Announced, Offers $75,000 in Prizes

Think you're good at Rocket League? Now's your chance to prove it--and maybe win a lot of money.

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Not long after Rocket League developer Psyonix teased big plans to support the soccer-with-cars game in the area of Esports, the studio today announced the first-ever Rocket League Championship Series. It is described as "the official competitive league" for the game; matches will be streamed on Twitch.

"From the moment we hit the pitch last July, we knew that Rocket League was a legitimate esport," Psyonix vice president Jeremy Dunham said in a statement. "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!"

The Rocket League Championship Series begins this month with its first season. Matches will be played in the standard setup of 3v3 and the season will last for three months. It begins with open qualifiers, with teams weeded out until only two remain. A total of $75,000 in prize money will be up for grabs.

Additionally, Psyonix confirmed that all matches will be played on PlayStation 4 and PC, though it added that "additional platform support" (i.e. Xbox One) will be discussed in the future.

Further details on the Rocket League Championship, including how to sign up and more, are available here on the new Rocket League Esports website.

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Validifyed

"Think you're good at Rocket League? Now's the time to go on youtube and learn how wrong you are!"

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Razik

Skill in RL, its all luck just like Heartstone

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unfreak-believ

@razik: https://youtu.be/vN4KU7xwIhs

Sure about that?

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mikemurphy80

@razik: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

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mpl911

@mikemurphy80: I love that quote. nice one fella.

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freonyl

@razik: go watch kuxir. and u wish u could be him

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JynxTen

@razik: Utter twaddle. Watch videos by Kronovi and then slap yourself for misspeaking.

Speaking of which, I expect Kronvoi to be a part of this Championship, though he usually plays 1v1.

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RicanV

@razik: while there is a certain degree of luck it's not "all luck". It's predominantly skill based. Playing defense as a goalie is actually a very skill dependant position.

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JackSpazzow

@RicanV: Agreed. It's why being defensive/goalkeeper is the only position I'll take up on the game. Skill comes into play more than luck.

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MrFreehuggs

@razik: I've played matches where that is accurate. Every unranked game I have played is full of people chasing the ball, just trying to hit it no matter what direction and eventually it will accidentally end up in a goal. But, if you play with people with actual skill and strategy, it's a whole lot different. The game requires a lot of skill and strategy to consistently win but the bulk of the players have neither.

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postal1248

@razik: Nope, that's what the people who lack skill, like me, tell themselves.