Rocket League Soars to Record Viewership with World Championship
Rocket League’s placement into the mainstream esports limelight has been a major success story for Psyonix and its esports fans. Recently the revived game enjoyed one of its most highly anticipated events yet, with the conclusion of the first ever Rocket League World Championship. Not only was this tournament a great show for viewers, but it was also a huge success in terms of viewership. Viewership for the event was incredibly high, with the number of views for the event’s conclusive championship match setting an all-time high.
This impressive popularity for the tournament can largely be attributed to the overwhelmingly positive response that Rocket League has received since its move to esports in 2017. With the combination of Psyonix’s great production value and the thrilling 3v3 gameplay, viewers were highly engaged with the event. As evidenced by the viewership numbers, the tension and excitement of the event was not lost on its digital audience.
The final match of the Rocket League World Championship saw Cloud9 take home the trophy, and a hefty first-place prize of $400,000. The win was especially impressive considering that they had to overcome six total opponents throughout the Grand Final – all in front of a massive digital crowd. All throughout the grand finals, viewers continued to flock in more and more, enraptured by the fantastic tournament production and the high-level skills displayed by the competitors.
The viewership numbers are solid evidence that the Rocket League World Championship was a hit, and this is only the beginning for the game. With more and more esports organizations continuing to invest in this title and Psyonix continuing to put money into tournaments, the future is looking very bright for the Rocket League esports. Even if viewership numbers dip a bit, Psyonix and its partner organizations continue to push forward and innovate the esports scene for Rocket League.