Left Menu
Development News Edition

Psyonix ponies up $300K for community Rocket League events

Reuters | Updated: 30-05-2020 07:24 IST | Created: 30-05-2020 07:24 IST
Psyonix ponies up $300K for community Rocket League events

Game-maker Psyonix announced Friday that it is putting up $300,000 to back a series of 10 community-based Rocket League events running June 4-Aug. 9. Psyonix wrote in a statement posted on its website, "We know that Rocket League and Rocket League Esports both have incredibly passionate and amazing communities and we wanted to give back to those that continue to support competition and fandom around the globe. ...

"When we looked at the month of June, we knew we wanted to pack it full of meaningful competitions, but we also knew that we wanted to invest back into our community. So, we turned to some of the best Rocket League tournament organizers and community members around the world. We wanted to make sure these tournaments were fun and gave both professionals and up-and-comers the chance to rev their engines and play in tournaments that were put together to entertain and engage our growing competitive community." The announcement comes in the middle of the Fusion Rocket League event, a $25,000 tournament hosted by John "Johnnyboi_i" MacDonald. With two days of action to go, Spacestation Gaming, Rogue and Affinity still have a chance to win the North American championship. The European tournament begins Monday.

Johnnyboi_i also will host one of the 10 upcoming events. The newly announced tournaments are:

--CCA Summer Series, presented by College Carball Association, June 4-Aug.9 --Codename: COVERT, presented by Demar "Dazerin" Williams, June 8-14

--The Eurocup 10K, presented by Treyven "Lethamyr" Robitaille: June 9, 11, 13, 14 --The Brawl 10K, presented by Adam "Lawler" Thornton: June 15-20

--Salt Mine 2, presented by Johnnyboi_i: June 21-28, July 1-5 --RLO Grand Slam, presented by RL Oceania: June 23-24, June 27-28

--LATAM Championship, presented by Rocket Street: June 20-21, June 27-28, July 1-5 --The Kickoff, presented by APL Esports: June 27-28, July 4-5, July 11-12

--Summer Shuffle, presented by Beyond The Summit: July 7-12 --Summer Grand Prix, presented by Rocket Baguette: July 13-19

Lawler's event will include eight invited teams -- G2 Esports, Spacestation Gaming, NRG Esports, Rogue, Team Envy, Cloud9, Pittsburgh Knights and Susquehanna Soniqs -- plus eight qualifiers from open play. "Overall, it's been a humbling experience," Lawler said, according to ESPN. "From where The Brawl started, a tournament made for pros, has led to partnerships with ESPN Esports and Psyonix willing to back it with funding. Hopefully this is just the beginning."

--Field Level Media

  • ESPN



Why COVID-19 is unstoppable in USA despite it being ranked at the top of GHS Index?

Several worst-hit countries such as Italy, France, Spain, the UK, Canada, and Russia have peaked COVID-19 cases in April. Almost all of them have gradually flattened the curve. However, the USA is setting new daily records of infections tha...

COVID-19 seems cooking biggest ever global scam

The increasing number of corruption cases on COVID-19 funds from throughout the world and involvement of high profile persons indicate that the countries cant ignore corruption in their pandemic response programs. This has generated the nee...

Health Management Information Systems lack holistic, integrated, and pandemic resilient character

Being a part of the United Nations system, the World Health Organization WHO deserves its share of rebuke for its alleged failure issue COVID-19 health emergency alerts on appropriate time. However, the pandemic has also exposed loopholes i...

Pride in the time of coronavirus: a welcome move online?

This year is different in many ways not least as celebrations are also taking place against the dramatic backdrop of a global health crisis and a resurgence in grassroots activism following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. ...


Latest News

India-sponsored computer centre at Gandhi Settlement in S Africa cleared out in robbery

Students who relied on the computer training provided at low or no cost at the India-sponsored Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Computer Education and Information Technology at the Phoenix Settlement have been left destitute after the centre was...

Soccer-Cadiz return to La Liga after 14-year absence

Cadiz were promoted to La Liga for the first time since 2005 after Real Zaragoza were beaten 4-2 at home to Real Oviedo in Spains second division on Sunday. Cadiz had missed the chance to seal promotion on Saturday as they lost 1-0 at home ...

Canadian province of Ontario to announce Stage 3 reopening details Monday

Ontario Premier Doug Ford will announce details on Monday about the provinces third stage of reopening, his office said on Sunday, a step likely to end most restrictions introduced in March to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus.Stage...

Fire crews battle San Diego navy ship fire, 18 sailors injured

A three-alarm fire erupted on Sunday aboard a U.S. warship docked at Naval Base San Diego, prompting an evacuation of the vessel and sending about 18 sailors to the hospital with minor injuries, Navy and local fire officials said. The San D...

Give Feedback