Psyonix & # 39; Rocket League Championship Series ( RLCS ) has received its first 5G connectivity sponsor thanks to today's partnership with Verizon .
The sponsorship deal applies only to the North American region of the developer's new RLCS X competitive structure that recently began.
“Given the rapid and rapid changes that the Rocket League Championship Series is making (RLCS) this year by storm, we needed a partner who could stay up to date, ”said a Psyonix blog post on the announcement.
“That's why we're proud to announce Verizon as the official 5G sponsor of the North American RLCS X. They know a thing or two about how they can deliver consistent results as America's most distinguished network, which is why we are delighted that they t power the North American RLCS all season. “
Verizon's influence will be felt in the back half of the first RLCS X North American Regional this weekend, which according to a publication is“ powered by Verizon ”.
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RLCS X represents a dramatic structural change for the Rocket League's 10th esports season and replaces the previous league-based format through a more open event circuit approach. The longer season will span almost a full calendar year over three season splits that lead to a larger RLCS World Championship next summer.
As Psyonix Esports Program Specialists, Cory Lanier and Murty Shah Esports Insider explained. The new format gives them the flexibility they need over the past month to adapt to the pandemic (as all games are currently online and regionally targeted). It also provides additional framework conditions to support aspiring teams and expand the ecosystem.
Verizon has taken some important esports moves through 2020, including coloring a three-year deal in June as sponsor of the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) from Riot Games and as a partner with both FaZe Clan and Dignitas .
Esports Insider Says: It makes sense to see a quick game get 5G sponsorship. During the pandemic, partnerships with communications and internet technology companies are growing, so this alliance is sure to be reviewed.