After the success of the first season, Rocket League Championship Series is making some changes that include raising its total prize pool from $75,000 to $250,000.
It’s been less than three weeks since the end of the first Rocket League Championship Series season, but you won’t have to wait long for the competition to heat up again: the next event is less than a month away. The prize pool for Season 2 is $250,000, which is more than three times the amount ($75,000) offered for the inaugural season earlier this year.
RLCS Season 2 will last about three months, starting with the first open qualifier matches on Sept. 10 in North America and Sept. 11 in Europe.
Once teams qualify, there will be league play throughout September and October. There will be eight qualifying teams from each region. All teams will get a piece of $28,000 for participating. Between weeks two and three, there will also be a mid-season classic tournament with a $10,000 pot.
The top six teams from each region’s league play will then go to the regional playoffs on Nov. 5 and 6. That’s followed by a $25,000 regional championship. The top four teams from each region will advance to the grand finals, which alone have a $125,000 prize pool.
Once again, developer Psyonix has teamed up with video streaming site Twitch for Rocket League’s competitive gaming event. More than 20,000 people across 6,100 teams competed in the first Rocket League Competitive Series. 2.3 million people watched matches, according to Twitch, while more than 1 million people watched the International Finals event alone, which culminated with iBuyPower Cosmic winning the whole thing.
Think you’re good at Rocket League? You can now sign up for the second Rocket League Championship Series event, which has a significantly larger prize pool than Season 1. Teams of three can now register for the event at its website. Matches will be played on PlayStation 4 and PC, feel sorry for XBOX ONE Users.