Psyonix, the developer behind Rocket League, recently announced that they are joining in a number of partnerships centered around eSports at all levels.
The company is teaming up with the Electronic Sports League, Rocket League Central, and the American Video Game League starting this month.
In a statement, Luke Thompson, Competition & Events Manager for Psyonix, said, “We’re incredibly pleased to officially fund ESL, Rocket League Central, and the AVGL. 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 ESL partnership is geared toward amateurs competitions with the League’s Rocket League Go4 Cups. Prize pools are expected to increase in the upcoming season.
AVGL will be responsible for promoting and managing the Rocket League Collegiate Spring Showdown, with scholarship money available for winners. They’ll also be broadcasting the showdown on their Twitch stream.
Finally, Psyonix is teaming up Rocket League Central, a community-driven group run by Rocket League players. RLC runs events and tournaments for their community including the Rocket Royale, competitive community events at the pro level that also helps semi-pros make the leap.