Rocket League

April-2019

Quick Summary for Varsity Gaming-

Rocket League is basically soccer with rocket-powered cars. Rocket League was released in July 2015 by Psyonix. Rocket League has two competing teams from 1 to 4 players. Using their vehicles they need to hit the ball into the opponent’s goal to score points. Whichever team has more points at the end of the match wins the game.

Competitive-

While there is no inherent advantage to playing on any particular system, there is a clear advantage to playing on a controller. Controllers can be plugged in to desktops so that PC players are not at a disadvantage.

Pro Scene-

Pro players compete in tournaments through ESL, Major League Gaming, and Psyonix own league the RCLS (Rocket League Championship Series)

College Scene-

The college scene is quite spread out for Rocket League as there are three major websites all running tournaments for the game. CSL, AVGL, and Tespa all had Rocket League tournaments in 2018. AVGL has smaller, one-day tournaments with monetary prize pools around $200. CSL also runs one day tournaments, but they are part of a Spring and Fall season that can players can win larger prize money. The total prize pool for the Spring 2019 tournament was $13,600.

Game Type-Sports

Most comparable game- Fifa 19, Twisted Metal

Number of players per competitive team-3

Cost to buy game- $19.99

Costs to be on level playing field- Free

Where to compete- CSL, AVGL, Tepsa

Systems- PC, Xbox, PS4, Switch

PC Requirements- Medium

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