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Rocket League developer Psyonix has partnered with Twitch to create the Rocket League Championship Series, the official competitive league for the popular sports-action game. At stake is the first ever Rocket League championship title and more importantly, a total prize pool of $75,000.
That may not sound like a whole lot of money considering last year's International Dota 2 Championships had a prize pool of more than $18 million (the largest in history, mind you), but hey, money is money and it's better than playing for free.
In a blog post, Twitch said the three-month long season kicks off with open qualifiers later this month. Those interested in participating can register in teams of three. All matches will be played on both the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC platforms with additional platform support to be revealed at a later date.
As Digital Trends correctly highlights, Rocket League is the type of game that seems like it'd be perfect for eSports. Instead of trying to market the game as an eSports title at launch, Psyonix chose to wait and see if the game developed a community of fans around it which is exactly what has happened since it launched last summer.
Naturally, the tournament will be broadcast exclusively on Twitch. Anyone that wants to tune in can do so by bookmarking this channel.