Rocket League developer, Psyonix has announced the launch of monthly esports tournaments in South America. This is an attempt to get the massive South American player base into esports and expand Rocket League into the continent.
Rocket League is a vehicular soccer video game developed and published by Psyonix. It is available on various platforms including the Nintendo Switch as of 2018. With over 50 million players across platforms, it was one of the surprise hits in the esports industry.
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— Rocket League (@RocketLeague) September 19, 2018
RLCS Expansion into South America
The expansion into South America is not something surprising. Last month Rocket League announced that they would be expanding into South America. At the time, there was very little information as to how they would expand and what it would mean for the South American community.
In their latest blog post, Psyonix has further clarified the details of this expansion.
Calling all South American Rocket League players! Now that SAM will be joining the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS)in 2019, we know that you’re eager to get practicing! That’s why Psyonix and Rocket Street are teaming up once again to bring top-tier competitive experiences to South America.
Starting September 23, Rocket Street will be hosting four (4) monthly tournaments for players in SAM – The Rocket Street Grind Series! Each tournament will have open qualifiers and feature a prize pool of $1,000! Check out the full lineup of Rocket Street tournaments to come:
- September Tournament: Sep. 23 – Sep. 30
- October Tournament: Oct. 21 – Oct. 28
- December Tournament: Dec. 2 – Dec. 9
- January Tournament: Jan. 6, 2019 – Jan. 13, 2019
The Rocket Street Grind Series
Psyonix will host four monthly Rocket League tournaments starting from the 23rd of September. This is to ensure the development of the grassroots in Rocket League esports. Every tournament will have an open qualifier and feature a prize pool of $1,000.
The schedule for the monthly tournaments is already published on the official website. The 4 part tournament will end on January 13th 2019. Every tournament will have open qualifiers and thus provide an opportunity for everyone to compete.
Registrations are now Open
If you wish to register your team for the monthly tournaments head over to Rocket Street’s official Smash.gg page. Meanwhile here are more details of Season 9 for the competitive season.