Psyonix’s car-football game Rocket League will introduce several new esports teams to its revenue-sharing in-game items programme beginning today.
Players will be able to purchase car decals, accessories, and banners from organisations including Team Liquid, Team Envy, and Guild Esports with the latest update.
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In addition to those teams, the new update also includes branded items from Alpine Esports, Team BDS, Endpoint, Oxygen Esports, Solary, and the Susquehanna Soniqs, all of which field professional teams in Rocket League’s RLCS X competition.
With the latest update, Rocket League’s esports shop will also change its format. Currently, the shop only features six total items at any given time, picked from across the selection of teams. Alongside the new teams, Psyonix will make the entire collection from every team available at all times for players to browse and purchase.
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Rocket League’s in-game esports items programme first launched in April 2019, providing participating teams a 30 percent share of revenue generated from sales of their respective items. Additionally, Psyonix provides an undisclosed share of sales directly to pro players in North America and Europe, even if their organisation does not have in-game items.
With the removal of some organisations that have departed the Rocket League scene since the last update in January 2020, there are now 18 teams participating in the programme. The existing teams still offering in-game items include G2 Esports, NRG Esports, eUnited, Spacestation Gaming, Rogue, Pittsburgh Knights, Ghost Gaming, Team Vitality, and Dignitas.
Esports Insider says: It’s good to see Rocket League adding some of the more recent organisations to join the scene, even some that only joined a few months back. The format change is a much-requested update, as well, and a revenue-sharing programme like this can only help the RLCS X and its various stakeholders.