ROCKET LEAGUE® CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RETURNS FOR SEASON 2 EXCLUSIVELY ON TWITCH
New Teams, New Format and Over $250,000 in Prizes!
SAN DIEGO, CA – August 24, 2016 – Independent video game developer and publisher, Psyonix, and Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers, are bringing the Rocket League Championship Series back for a second season.
Starting today, players interested in competing can register in teams of three for a chance to win the Rocket League championship title. The three-month season kicks off with a brand new format and a total prize pool of over $250,000 USD.
“RLCS Season 2 is going to be awesome,” says Jeremy Dunham, Vice President, Psyonix. “We learned a lot from Season 1 and so did our players, and we can’t wait to apply that knowledge to the next competition. Our newer, more simplified format and bigger prize pools are a reflection of what our viewers, pros, and community have been asking for, and we’re incredibly proud to give it to them.”
The inaugural season of the Rocket League Championship Series was a huge success, attracting more than 20,000 competitors across 6,100 teams. Nearly 2.3 million unique viewers watched official league broadcasts over the course of the season, with more than one million viewers tuning in for the weekend-long International Finals, where number-four-ranked North American team, iBUYPOWER Cosmic, won the first-ever Rocket League world championship.
All Rocket League Championship Series matches will be broadcast exclusively on Twitch.tv/RocketLeague.
ABOUT ROCKET LEAGUE
Winner or nominee of more than 150 “Game of the Year” awards, Rocket League is one of the most critically-acclaimed sports games of a generation. Boasting a community of more than 19 million players, Rocket League is a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem that offers easy-to-understand controls and fluid, physics-driven competition. Available digitally on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC via Steam, Rocket League includes more than 100 billion possible customization combinations, a fully-featured offline season mode, multiple game types, casual and competitive online matches, and special “Mutators” that let you change the rules entirely.