A new Rocket League update has rolled out that is set to revamp and improve the in-game esports shop. The shop is a revenue sharing opportunity for esports teams and their organisations. It allows the sale of car decals, accessories, and banners bearing the designs and logos from the teams with a portion of the profits going to the teams themselves.
The new shop
The old esports shop had a rotating selection of in-game items available every day, the items you could purchase would be determined by whatever was available on the day. That meant a lot of waiting around, hoping your team colours would be up for sale. With the new update, the shop will feature all available items for every team all the time. No matter when you visit the shop, you can purchase what you want. The update will not include any new item types, rather they will only be updated decals and designs.
The new teams
The update has also introduced nine more of your favourite teams that you might include in your Rocket League fantasy draft to the esports shop line-up. That doubles the number of teams bringing the total to 18.
- Alpine Esports
- Team BDS
- Team Envy
- Team Liquid
- Oxygen Esports
- Susquehanna Soniqs
Every team will have Octane and Dominus Decals, Bionic Wheels, and a Player Banner. 30% of the profits will go to the participating teams and pro players in North America and Europe also receive an undisclosed percentage of the revenue regardless of the fact that their team does not have in-game items.
Comment from the teams
In a press release provided to European Gaming, the Guild Director of Esports, Grant Rousseau, wrote:
“It’s been a rapid rise to the forefront of the esports scene for Guild, and to have our brand realised in-game in Rocket League is a real privilege. We’re looking forward to seeing our Rocket League squad compete in Guild colours, pulling off amazing goals and showcasing their incredible talent”.
In a post on their website, Mike Zweigbaum, Alpine Esports CEO, wrote:
“Fans are at the center of everything we do. We’re excited that they’ll have the opportunity to support Alpine not only as a spectator but also while they play the game themselves. Psyonix has been a great partner to work with and we’re thankful for their support and enthusiasm of all professional Rocket League teams around the world.”
Rocket League esports
Rocket League Season Two kicked off yesterday and today marks the beginning of the North American Rocket League Championship Series Winter Split Regional. 24 North American teams will duke it out in this online only regional event. Team Envy are the strong favourites going into the event followed by the close second and third favourites, NRG, and Rogue. Of course, there can always be upsets in these sorts of tournaments so make sure to keep a close eye on your esports betting odds and check out our tips for the best places and strategies for Rocket League betting.