BLAST Announces RLCS Return to London and Three Women’s Tournaments

Published: Mar 27, 2024

Tournament organizer BLAST has made two huge Rocket League announcements as it puts its stamp on everyone’s favorite vehicular football game. With two releases posted yesterday (March 26), BLAST has announced first that it will be hosting the RLCS Major 2 in the Copper Box Arena, London, England, on June 20-23, and will deliver three women-only Rocket League tournaments over the next year.

RLCS Major 2 is set to land in London in late June, and will see the world’s best Rocket League players compete for the second Major trophy of 2024, a chance to take home a portion of the $255,000 total prize pool. Additionally, teams will score crucial RLCS Points to secure a coveted spot at the Rocket League World Championship in September.

The Copper Box in London has become one of the premier destinations for Esports in the UK, and in 2023 hosted both the League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational, and Apex Legends Global Series Year 3 Split 2 Playoffs. In 2022 it hosted the RLCS 2021-22 Spring Split Major, and also the Season 5 Rocket League World Championship in 2018, meaning the venue has a lot of history with for Rocket League Esports.

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But that’s not the only Rocket League action BLAST is promising this year. Ally Financial Inc., BLAST, and Rocket League Esports are teaming up to expand and enhance women’s esports with three incredible tournaments. As part of a new partnership, Ally and Rocket League Esports will deliver three women-only tournaments and a co-ed main event across the year with a total prize pool of $75,000 up for grabs.

Alexander Lewin, SVP for commercial revenues at BLAST, the organizer behind Rocket League Esports, had this to say about the partnership with Ally Financial Inc.:

“We have some exciting plans lined up for 2024 as we look to deepen our sponsorship with Ally by further focusing on providing a platform for women to excel in esports and gaming. Ally’s commitment to creating opportunities for women in Rocket League Esports is unwavering and we are extremely proud to support this ambition through delivering four fantastic tournaments for both the North American and European regions.”

Rocket League Esports has a storied history, with the game celebrating its 10th anniversary next year. This pair of announcements shows that even in its ninth year, Rocket League can still attract major attention with its biggest tournaments.

BLAST is an esports entertainment company and tournament organizer based in Denmark. BLAST produces and organizes Rocket League Esports, endorsed by Rocket League developer, Psyonix.

Ally Financial Inc. is a bank holding company based in Detroit, Michigan. The company specializes in financial services such as car finance, vehicle insurance, mortgages, online blanking, and leases. The company was known as GMAC, General Motors Acceptance Corporation until 2010. It’s one of the largest car financing companies in the US.

For more information about the BLAST RLCS Major 2, check out the official announcement post.

Michael Hassall
Michael Hassall

Since: January 31, 2024

Michael has worked in the esports industry for five years after a brief career in marketing. A professional writer for almost a decade, and a lifelong gamer, writing about esports is his one true passion, when he’s not glued to a screen playing the games he writes about.

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