Rocket League became an officially sponsored eSport

  • Psyonix had observed the popularity of Rocket League matches on and other live streaming platforms, and in February 2016, were looking to use the game more in eSports.In March 2016, Psyonix announced the first Rocket League Championship Series; the finals took place in August 2016 with a $55,000 prize pool. The second season of the championship series took place in December 2016 with a $125,000 prize pool. A third series began in March 2017, with the $300,000 prize pool finals taking place three months later. Psyonix announced that going forward into 2017, it will use more than $1 million in revenues from the sale of in-game crates and cosmetic items to fund additional competitive events throughout the year, including smaller competitions at major gaming conventions and support for community-run competitive events.


    Soon after release, Rocket League became an officially sponsored eSport, joining ESL. In September 2015, Major League Gaming (MLG) announced the first season of the Pro Rocket League, which was held in September through early October. A $75,000 Rocket League tournament will be held at the Summer X Games during July 2017, with finals to be streams on ESPN3.NBC Sports Group, in conjunction with Faceit, will run its own $100,000-prize pool Rocket League tournament to broadcast across its eight worldwide regions in July and August 2017 as NBC's first foray into eSports.