Psyonix announces Season 6 of RLCS with $1m prize

Rocket League developers, Psyonix announced today the beginning of Season Six of the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) along with a prize pool of $1m (£761,200) throughout the season, doubling the amount of money distributed in Season Five.

Season Five saw some of the most memorable moments in Rocket League history with finals in London marking the first time held outside of the United States since Season Two in 2016.

There are no details on exactly how the money will be distributed but will most likely be attributed to Season Six league play, regional and global championships.

Season Six will consist of NRG, G2 Esports, Cloud9, Ghost Gaming, Rogue and Evil Geniuses in North America for finishing top six in Season Five, while FlyQuest and Team Allegiance will participate after advancing in the Promotion Playoffs.

As for Europe, FlipSide Tactics, Dignitas, PSG, ExceL, CompLexity and Team Vitality will advance in North America by finishing top six in Season Five, with Fnatic and the ex-roster of Servette Geneva eSports for advancing in the Promotion Playoffs.

Not only will Psyonix be investing such a hefty amount into its top level of Rocket League esports, but it will be also be investing $100,000 (£76,000) into its Rival Series. The RLRS runs concurrently with the RLCS and consists of the top teams from the previous RLRS season and teams that win through the open qualifiers for each region. 

Esports Insider says: Rocket League continues to be one of the most capturing esports in the space with its ease of understanding for new viewers. Psyonix has only been in control of Rocket League esports for the past two years and the growth certainly shows for it. We’ll definitely be excited to see what develops further for Rocket League esports if the developer has put so much faith into it.