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Rocket League fans troll Epic Games during official championship broadcast

Published: 24/Jun/2019 16:04 Updated: 24/Jun/2019 16:21

by Marcus Banks

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Rocket League fans trolled Epic Games during the RLCS Season 7 World Championship finals, after a cameraman was baited into filming their hidden message on the official livestream.

The Season 7 World Championships took place in the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey with a huge $529,500 prize pool on offer to some of the world’s best Rocket League teams.

It was Renault Vitality that came out on top, defeating G2 Esports 4-1 to scoop the trophy. However, eagle eyed viewers spotted something interesting during the official broadcast, after a cameraman mistakenly filmed a group of fans’ hidden message to Epic Games.

TWITTER:TEAMVITALITYRenault Vitality lifted the Season 7 World Championship trophy.

Psyonix, the developer of Rocket League, was officially purchased by Epic on May 1, a move that divided opinion in the RL community.

Some fans were keen to see how the financial might of Epic will effect the game’s competitive scene, while others were not sold on the idea of the game moving to the Epic launcher.

This group of fans didn’t attempt to hide their thoughts on the matter, using sailor outfits as a disguise, they casually played up for the camera, playing with their mustaches and flexing their muscles.

After realizing the spotlight was on them, they swiftly turned around the reveal a mock Epic Games logo, on the back of their shirts, labelled ‘Epic Fail’.

Their antics caused plenty of laughs in the arena as the broadcaster quickly transitioned to the commentary team, who refused to comment, but couldn’t stop themselves from smirking.

It seems the Rocket League community remain split on the topic of Epic’s takeover – only time will tell whether the move will prove to be healthy for the game’s long-term future.

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Rocket League players petition Psyonix to add custom map creator

Published: 25/Oct/2020 10:07

by Joe Craven

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Frustrated Rocket League players, led by Treyven ‘Lethamyr’ Robitaille, have called on developers Psyonix to add a custom map creator to the explosive soccer title.

It’s fair to assume that Rocket League’s player count has risen quite considerably following its release as a free to play title.

Psyonix took the decision to make their 2015 title free to all players, but it seems that some more experienced players believe the game is becoming stale off the back of this decision.

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Rocket League originally released in 2015, but was made free to play on September 23, 2020.

One of these players is Canadian Rocket League pro Lethamyr, who is currently part of The mustyteers’ active roster. On October 24, he posted a series of tweets criticizing the stagnant state of the game, and called on its developers to add more support for custom map designs.

“A month has passed since the Free to Play update and there’s no new gameplay content (I don’t consider tournaments a new way to play the game),” he tweeted. “Watch my video that’s coming out in 4 minutes and tell me why this shouldn’t be in the game, and starting REACHING OUT to these amazing people who are trying to make Rocket League better for FREE.”

Unsurprisingly, Lethamyr’s video doubles down on his calls for custom map support to be added, even threatening to quit the game if the features are not added.

He followed up with one final tweet, asking how many people need to call for the changes for Psyonix to add them: “So Rocket League how many signatures on a petition would it take to have more Custom Map support? I feel like I’m already expecting no response but we gotta try.”

There did seem to be a lot of support for his proposals, with his tweet amassing over 1,000 likes at the time of writing. Similarly, a post on the Rocket League subreddit received 3,000 upvotes within 12 hours of its posting, suggesting there is an appetite for the features.

Whether Psyonix bow to public demand is another matter, but some big names in the community appear to be losing patience.