Rocket League to hold World Championship in New Jersey
The series is coming to Newark in June
The seventh season for the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) is right around the corner. According to an announcement by Psyonix this past weekend, the series will take place June 21-23 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. It is the second time the series has been held in the U.S., following Season 6 last November at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
This season will see participation by two more teams. The South American region is now included in the world championship and there will now be a total of 12 teams. The tournament will not use double-elimination this time, in favor of a group stage that will lead to single-elimination competitions.
The regular season of RLCS just kicked off this past weekend and will last five weeks. There will be a total prize pool of over $1 million, but there’s no indication how much of the prize pool is reserved for the world championship.
Season 7 also brings forward a new partnership recently forged between Psyonix and ELEAGUE, the eSports brand owned by Turner Sports. That deal will see sponsorships and marketing for the RLCS led by the ad sales team from Turner Sports and ELEAGUE will also produce a TV series based on the season.
Psyonix is getting ready to launch an in-game eSports store that will offer branded items for purchase, with a cut of the revenue going to participating organizations. That store is expected to open on April 16.