Las Vegas to Host $1M Rocket League World Championship
The Rocket League World Championship is coming to Las Vegas. Game publisher Psyonix announced the title's six world esports tournament will be held at Orleans Arena November 9 to 11. The tournament boasts a $1 million prize pool.
Orleans Arena is located in the Orleans Hotel and Casino in the Las Vegas Valley. It offers 9,500 seats and has hosted a variety of sporting events including football, hockey, basketball, and professional wrestling. Most recently, Orleans Arena hosted the 2018 JBA season.
The Rocket League World Championship is returning to the United States after concluding last season overseas at the Copper Box Arena in London. The move to Orleans Arena expands the tournament capacity by 2,500 seats and doubles the size of the prize pool.
This year's professional Rocket League season, the League Championship Series (RLCS) began over the weekend in both North America and Europe. The North American Regional Championship is scheduled for October 13 and offers $214,250 in prize money spread across the top four teams.
The World Championship will include the top four teams each from North America and Europe, along with two teams from Oceania. They will be competing for the largest prize pool in the history of Rocket League esports.
Psyonix announced plans to expand the regional league system into South America ahead of the 2019 competitive season. The publisher is already funding a Rocket Street SAM Championship in Sao Paulo, Brazil and says it is looking for more partners to help support tournaments throughout the region.