Update: This article has been modified to reflect each prize pool for competitions included as part of Throwdown’s 2018 Rocket League season.
Throwdown Esports has announced a $100,000 AUD prize pool for the next season of domestic Rocket League competitions for 2018, kicking off next month with the RLCS qualifiers.
The OCE Championship will begin on March 4th, with sign ups set to begin on February 4. Two seasons will be played domestically throughout the year, each with a $25,000 USD prize pool. The top two qualifying teams will go on to represent Oceania at the Rocket League World Championships in the United States, competing for the huge $500,000 USD prize pool.
Further, the OCE Open Series, which is designed for semi-pro and pro teams, will begin with an open qualifier on Sunday, February 4, with eight teams set to compete for a share of $15,000 AUD. Like the OCE Championship, there will be two seasons of the Open Series played throughout 2018.
The Throwdown Cup, Throwdown’s entry-level competition for players keen on getting in on competitive Rocket League action, has already begun.
“The Oceania region has seen substantial growth in 2017…” Isaac Husain, Senior Product Manager of Throwdown Esports said.
“We are looking to take that to the next level in 2018 with our three leagues by focusing on establishing the biggest grass roots program in the region and providing players with a pathway to the world stage.
With over 25 million players monthly and a slew of competitions announced both locally and globally, Rocket League looks set to have a huge 2018.