Rocket League Overhauls Its Entire Esports Structure | Kotaku UK
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Rocket League developer Psyonix is changing up its approach to the game’s esoprts scene.In an announcement yesterday, the developer introduced a new Championship Series (RLCS X), which will dish out more than £3.5 million in prize money every year.
The previous format of two seasons a year is out, replaced with a new year-round tournament circuit.In Europe, that’ll be divided up into three splits – Fall, Winter, and Spring – with three regional events filled via totally open qualifiers.Earn enough points over the course of a year, and you’ll make your way to an international major alongside representatives from the Americas and Oceania, and eventually the world championship.
More than just a reworking of the competitive scene, Psyonix says that it’s hoping its new scene will allow for future esports-halting global events: “it gives us the flexibility to continue to award points towards World Championship qualification if live international events are not possible during the season due to world wide health concerns.” And while a prize pool isn’t the be-all-and-end-all of a successful esport, one quite this large can lend a certain air of legitimacy, especially in less-established regions.Tags: .