Psyonix, the folks who brought us the excellent Rocket League last year, today announced a series of new competitive events across all levels – amateur, collegiate, and semi-professional – to strengthen the game’s presence in the eSports arena. In addition to this, Psyonix will also expand its competitive support beyond the professional level with the Electronic Sports League (ESL), Rocket League Central (RLC), and the American Video Game League (AVGL) starting this April.
“We’re incredibly pleased to officially fund ESL, Rocket League Central, and the AVGL,” said Luke Thompson, Competition & Events Manager at Psyonix. “With more than $30,000 in prize pools and scholarships, Rocket League players will now have a place to compete and develop their talent, regardless of their experience or skills.”
“The competitive Rocket League scene stems from the community,” said Victor Suski, CEO of the AVGL. “We are excited to work with Psyonix on feeding this community through collegiate support. The Collegiate Spring Showdown offers incentive for students to connect with other passionate players to compete.”
“Since discovering Rocket League in May 2015, my goal has been to help foster a viable competitive eSports community,” says Blake ‘CloudFuel’ Tull, CEO, Rocket League Central. “We’re excited to establish this partnership with a company that has continuously amazed us with their dedication to their community, and to announce the return of the fan favorite weekly event, Rocket Royale!”
“Seeing the growth and support that Rocket League has is truly exciting,” said Sean Charles, VP of Publisher & Developer Relations, ESL. “With new players joining every day, we are eager to continue giving them a weekly place to play.”
Essentially, it seems that no matter what level you wish to pursue competitive video gaming at, Psyonix will be there for you with Rocket League– which is certainly one commendable way to keep the game’s community thriving.
Rocket League is available right now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.