Rocket League is making some major leaps when it comes to community-run tournaments. With a $5000 limit for any tournament not officially approved by Psyonix, such events have always been held back, to the chagrin of many ambitious tournament organizers.
But Psyonix is taking steps towards supporting more tournaments, as proven by its latest announcement. The company is throwing in $300,000 USD of its own money to support nearly two months of content.
Community Tournaments take the spotlight
Community Tournaments are taking over June!
We’re partnering with ten community members and organizers to bring you over a month of non-stop competitive Rocket League. Read more below ?
— Rocket League Esports (@RLEsports) May 29, 2020
The latest community-run Rocket League tournament, FusionRL by John “Johnnyboi_i” MacDonald, is not even over. Yet we can already look forward to the next one. Starting June 4, we’ll have several different tournaments all throughout the month and into July. These will range from the regular 3v3 to 1v1 to wacky and laid-back mix-up tournaments such as The Brawl.
Psyonix’s flagship Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) only deals with 3v3, but community events have proven that fans love to see other modes as well. Next month will put the spotlight on players who shine in specific modes such as 1v1. It will also let newcomers have their chance to qualify for tournaments with fairly high stakes against the top of the world.
It’s an awesome gesture by Psyonix, who has not approved a number of third-party Rocket League events in the past. Hopefully, this is the start of many more community tournaments. For now, the events and organizers are as follows:
- Codename: COVERT, by Demar “Dazerin” Williams
- The Brawl 10K, by Adam “Lawler” Thornton
- The Eurocup 10K, by pro Rocket League player Treyven “Lethamyr” Robitaille
- Salt Mine 2, by Johnnyboi_i
- LATAM Championship, by Rocket Street
- RLO Grand Slam, by RLOceania
- Summer Shuffle, by Beyond the Summit
- Summer Grand Prix, by Rocket Baguette
- The Kickoff, by APL Esports
- CCA Summer Series, by College Carball Association
A full schedule with links to the appropriate Twitch channels can be found on the official announcement page. If you can’t wait until June 4, however, make sure to tune in to Johnnyboi’s ongoing FusionRL tournament. This will run this week and the entirety of next week.