Details for the seventh Rocket League Championship Series have been announced, and will be offering a $1 million prize pool once again. Qualifiers for the competition kick off in March, whilst Season 7 begins on April 6th.
Sport1 has claimed a number of rights to broadcast competitions from Blizzard Entertainment on a new pay-TV eSports channel. The German commercial broadcaster has signed a two-year agreement which will see the coverage of the Overwatch League, amongst other Blizz properties.
The world of eSports is growing at an impressive rate, though there are those who do not consider the prospect of competitive gaming becoming an Olympic sport. According to Deutschen Olympischen Sportbundes president Alfons Hörmann, there is a lack of legitimacy where eSports are concerned, stating that “Esports does not exist. And it will not be included in the Olympic program.”