BURBANK, Calif. — Next Generation Esports (NGE) and Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers, today announced a partnership to produce Psyonix’s Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS). Twitch manages operations and is the exclusive broadcasting platform for the RLCS, while working alongside Rocket League’s publisher/developer, Psyonix, to build the community and infrastructure to foster long-term growth of their critically-acclaimed game. NGE will provide the backbone of live production for each weekly RLCS broadcast, streamed directly from NGE studios in Burbank, CA.
“As we’ve seen by the overwhelming response, Rocket League is a game with a vibrant community and unparalleled competitive potential,” said Justin Dellario, Senior Esports Program Manager, Twitch. “We chose NGE as our production partner because they deliver a high level of entertainment and competition for both players and spectators. We know fans will love what they see.”
“Next Generation Esports was built by a team of esports veterans whose goal is to find the most ambitious esports partners and elevate their leagues to the next level of production, engagement, and competition,” saidAndy Vander Woude, CEO, NGE. “We’re excited to further Twitch’s commitment to Rocket League as a game and community, and innovate the player and spectator experience to fit the unique game Psyonix has built.”
The RLCS is the official competitive league for Psyonix’s award-winning sports-action title with the first week of qualifiers attracting over 300,000 viewers. The RLCS broadcasts will span three months and feature teams from all over North America and Europe with a total prize pool of $75,000 USD. The top four teams in each region will be invited to compete at a live International Finals event produced by NGE.
NGE’s partnership with Twitch equips the RLCS with a truly unique Rocket League Championship esports soundstage, state-of-the-art broadcast production capabilities, and a production team with deep gaming expertise. To accompany each weekly broadcast, NGE will provide storyline-enhancing show graphics, live replay functionality, and ongoing production innovations.
All playoff tournaments will be broadcast exclusively on Twitch.tv/RocketLeague.
For more information, visit the official Rocket League Championship Series site at http://www.RocketLeagueEsports.com.