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– Rocket League Championship Series Winter Major will take place at DreamHack San Diego with a $310,000 prize pool.
– The event will mark the first time a RLCS competition has taken place at a DreamHack festival.
– This is the first time a RLCS event has taken place in Psyonix’s hometown of San Diego.
– Teams will battle to qualify for the RLCS Winter Major beginning in January 2023.
STOCKHOLM / NEW YORK — DreamHack, an ESL FACEIT Group brand, announced today with Psyonix, a San Diego-based video game developer, that the Rocket League Championship Series Winter Major will take place at DreamHack San Diego with a $310,000 prize pool. The event will mark the first time the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) has taken place at a DreamHack festival, and the first time a RLCS event has taken place in Psyonix’s hometown of San Diego, California. Early Bird tickets start at $85 for the three-day festival. All DreamHack San Diego tickets will give standing room access to watch RLCS — a $10 Rocket League-specific add-on to the 3-Day Pass is also available for guaranteed seating. Tickets will be available beginning on Wednesday, December 14 HERE beginning at 10am PT.
“We are incredibly excited to host the Rocket League Championship Series Winter Major at DreamHack San Diego, as this event is poised to be our most significant U.S. festival to date,” said Michael Van Driel, VP of Game Ecosystems at ESL FACEIT Group. “Psyonix has been a tremendous partner over the years, so to bring this event to their hometown of San Diego, while also being a part of a DreamHack festival for the first time, will make this a memorable experience for everyone involved.”
The RLCS is the premier esports league in Rocket League hosted by Psyonix, the game’s developer. The RLCS Winter Major is the largest tournament of the Winter Split, and teams will begin playing in January 2023 to qualify for the Major.The breakdown of teams that will qualify for the Winter Major is:
- 5 teams from Europe (EU)
- 5 teams from North America (NA)
- 2 teams from Oceania (OCE)
- 2 teams from South America (SAM)
- 1 team from Middle East/North Africa (MENA)
- 1 team from Asia-Pacific (APAC)
DreamHack San Diego will be a monumental, three-day, immersive festival for all gamers offering an extraordinary experience where the gaming community comes to life April 7–9, 2023, at the San Diego Convention Center. DreamHack’s complete 2023 global tour includes 12 festivals in 9 major cities and 7 countries, including its debut in San Diego as one of three U.S. stops.
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DreamHack creates a world where the gaming community comes to life. The festivals, featuring everything gaming under one roof, create an arena where you can come to connect, explore, win, play a part, and be yourself through a gaming lifestyle experience. Attendees meet their favorite creators, experience professional esports tournaments, amateur and varsity gaming tournaments, world-famous bring-your-own-computer (BYOC) LAN party, cosplay championships, panels, art, activities, expo, screenings, live music, and more. DreamHack is part of ESL FACEIT Group, the leading competitive games and esports company.
Based in San Diego, CA, Psyonix is a critically acclaimed video game developer and a leading expert in Unreal Engine technology. For more than 20 years, the studio has been a driving force behind some of the most successful games in the industry, including Gears of War, Mass Effect 3, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Bulletstorm, Unreal Tournament III, Unreal Tournament 2004, and the award-winning sports-action hit, Rocket League®. Psyonix joined the Epic Games family in 2019.
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