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Psyonix announced the Rocket League Renegade Cup, a new series of tournaments run by community organisers. The series of tournaments will focus on lower-tier players, no higher than RLRS. With four successive monthly tournaments, these events will culminate in a three-day online event called the Renegade Cup Finals.
While further details will be shared soon, they already gave us a general overview of the structure:
- Europe and North America will have two fully separate Renegade Cup and Finals
- Teams qualify by winning one of the monthly tournaments or earning enough points over the four monthly tournaments
- Each monthly tournament will have a $5,000 prize pool
- The Finals will take place in February and have 12 teams fighting for a $20K prize pool for each region
With this new format, Psyonix takes an extra step in supporting community-run events. Additionally, it gives players below RLCS-level a chance to play in a competitive environment. Current community organisers can apply for their event to become part of the Renegade Cup and will have the freedom to choose the format of their own event.
The Renegade Cup is a sign that many Rocket League players close to fully breaking into the professional scene were waiting for. With so few tournaments available for the lower-tier players, it’s welcome news for those that would have to wait another full season to try and qualify for RLRS.
Michael Kloos is a Dutch esports journalist and enthusiast with a particular like of Rocket League and VALORANT. He is also an avid fantasy/sci-fi reader and writer. He spends most of his time trying not to be in the real world.