Rocket League Community Tournament Guidelines
In order to help the continued growth of Rocket League Esports, we created a set of guidelines for you to follow if you are organizing a Rocket League tournament. The goal here is to make things as simple as possible so the competitive community can continue to throw amazing events and create more of our favorite moments that will remain a pillar of the Rocket League Esports community.
If your Tournament or Event fits within these guidelines, you don't need other permission from Psyonix. If it doesn't, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if we can discuss a specific arrangement for your tournament.
So as a tournament organizer, what guidelines do you need to follow to host a Rocket League tournament?
General Tournament and Event Rules
- Psyonix (“we,” “us,” or “our”) is in charge of the Rocket League game, but tournament organizers (“you”) are in charge of the tournament itself.
- It is your responsibility to ensure any prize pool promised for a tournament is paid to the players in a timely manner and that the tournament delivers on all rules, guidelines and structure as promised in your tournament rules and format.
- Tournaments can be recorded and streamed on any online platform, but you cannot broadcast your event on TV.
- You will not charge people to view the tournament broadcast or recordings.
- You will ensure competitive integrity in all tournaments you run, and will keep all aspects of your tournament fair and will positively represent the Rocket League community. Psyonix may take appropriate action and has the right to suspend any tournament activity that in our reasonable opinion negatively impacts the community.
- Your tournament can't promote other game companies, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, pornography, weapons, gambling, or anything reasonably objectionable to Psyonix, and it can’t promote companies or services that act contrary to Psyonix's interests.
- Keep in mind this rule also applies to any potential sponsors for your tournament.
- In no way may you permit any gambling at or in connection with your tournament. No exceptions.
- Any tournament broadcast with a live chat will try within reason to maintain an appropriate level of moderation for the Rocket League audience.
Live Event Specific
- Your event must be free to enter. Charging an entry fee for the venue is allowed, but players must be allowed to participate in the competition for free.
- Event organizers are responsible for providing all prizes for your event. You cannot ask players to fund prizes.
Detailed Tournament and Event Policies
- As an organizer or player, you must follow all local laws, regulations, and age restrictions around running a tournament or event.
- You can use the Rocket League name solely to identify that your tournament is for the game, provided, however, that:
- Your tournament cannot be branded with anything that suggests it is an “official” Psyonix tournament or otherwise suggests Psyonix is responsible for or endorses your tournament (for example, you cannot host a tournament that is named “The Rocket League Swamp Tournament”, but you can name your tournament “The Swamp League Tournament” with a subtitle “Rocket League”); and
- Your tournament will avoid using naming conventions that suggest an official affiliation with Rocket League or Psyonix.
- The maximum value of compensation awarded to players of your tournament (including, for example, any prize pool money, prizes, travel and appearance costs and fees, etc.) is $5,000 USD, and $50,000 total for all tournaments you host over the course of one year (12 months).
- Crowdfunding is allowed, but all contributions must go directly to the prize pool or players participating in the tournament and stay under the dollar limits we listed above.
- The maximum value of compensation that you can receive related to your tournament(s) is $50,000. This compensation includes streaming platform revenue, sponsorship revenue, and all other forms of revenue, either in cash, products, or in-kind.
- All sponsors are subject to Psyonix’s reasonable approval. Psyonix may request this information at any time.
- Psyonix may provide promotional support around the event and has the full right to exploit your tournament for Psyonix’s business purposes, including without use of your Tournament results to seed Psyonix events or include content on Psyonix websites.
- If your Tournament or Event fits within these guidelines, you don't need other permission from Psyonix. If it doesn't, send us an email at email@example.com to see if we can discuss a specific arrangement for your tournament.
- Psyonix has the right to suspend any tournament that does not follow all of these Community Tournament Guidelines and these guidelines may change.
As Rocket League Esports continues to grow we’ll ensure these Guidelines stay up to date to best represent our competitive community. If any changes are made we’ll make sure to inform the community through our official social channels or on our website.
We hope this clears up some of the general questions with running a Rocket League tournament/event. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
2/21/2018 - Updated to version 1.01