Rev up those engines, Bring out your favorite Turbo Streams, and make sure your antennas are an extension of your personality. Not long after Rocket League developer Psyonix teased big plans to support the soccer-with-cars game in the area of E-sports back in February, the studio today announced the first-ever Rocket League Championship Series. It is described as "the official competitive league" for the game; matches will be streamed on Twitch. "From the moment we hit the virtual playground last July, we knew that Rocket League was a legitimate E-sport," Said Psyonix vice president Jeremy Dunham in an online statement. "Twitch and its streamers have been an instrumental part of our success since we launched last July, and that made them a perfect match for us. We couldn't be more thrilled to be working with a team that we respect as highly as we do Twitch, and we can't wait to show the world what we can do in E-sports together!" The Rocket League Championship Series begins this month with its first season. Matches will be played in the standard setup of 3v3. The season is set up to last for three months, and it begins with open qualifiers. As the season progresses teams will be weeded out until only two remain. A total of $75,000 in prize money is on the line for the winning crew. Additionally, Psyonix confirmed that all matches will be played on PlayStation 4 and PC, though the company did confirm that "additional platform support" (i.e. Xbox One) will be discussed in the near future. Further details on the Rocket League Championship, including how to sign up and more, are available on the new Rocket League E-sports website.
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