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Rocket League enters the esports world with Twitch-backed championship series

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Rocket League now has a league of its own.

Game-streaming sight Twitch and developer Psyonix announced today that the game will have its own championship series, giving the soccer/racer hybrid its own competitive league. Registration opens this month for the three-month season with a total prize pool of $75,000. This enters Rocket League into the world of esports, which could beworth $463 million this year and $1.1 billion by 2019, according to market research firm Newzoo. Twitch, which has 100 million community members and 1.7 million broadcasters, has been a big contributor to that growth, since it allows gamers to easily stream and view live competitions.

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