Epic Games-owned Rocket League developer Psyonix has added new purchasable decals to its in-game item shop for esports organisations competing in the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS).
Following the start of the 2022-23 season, Psyonix has added decals for seven organisations that were not yet present in the game’s revenue-sharing esports shop, alongside redesigning decals for all 26 teams.
Amongst the newly added teams is Saudi Arabian esports organisation Team Falcons, the first team from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to have an esports decal.
The six other new organisations with in-game esports decals appear to include Luminosity, OpTic Gaming, Karmine Corp, Moist Esports, KC Pioneers and Team Secret.
The new items, which include redesigns of both the ‘Home’ and ‘Away’ decals for the teams, will be available on October 11th following a game update. Each unit will cost 300 Esports Tokens (approximately ~£2.55) and can be acquired in-game.
The in-game item shop is a revenue-sharing scheme by Psyonix in which esports organisations get a cut of esports item sales. 30% of the revenue generated from purchases goes to the organisation. Teams are also allowed to display commercial sponsors on the in-game items themselves.
The 2022-23 season of the RLCS features a $6m (~£5.42m) prize pool set to be distributed across three splits and a culminating World Championship.
Before its start on Oct. 7th, Rocket League Esports had a visual rebrand, confirmed Rotterdam as the host city of its Fall Major on December 8th-11th. Earlier this year, it announced a partnership with convenience store chain 7-Eleven that includes naming rights to a North American regional RLCS event.