How to Make Money Playing Rocket League
If you want to play a hybrid game of soccer using rocket-powered cars, Rocket League could be your game. But why just play for fun? Why not start playing Rocket League for real money?
This multiplayer sports game may be easy to pick up, but mastering it is a skill. This makes it one of the favorite titles to stream and compete in, as well as a popular casual game.
You could be playing this non-stop exciting soccer-style game for a living. Don’t believe me? Here is everything you need to know about playing Rocket League for money.
Stream Rocket League
A great way to first start making money as a Rocket League player is through live streaming your gameplay for money.
Streamers earn a living through paid advertisements, donations from their loyal supporters, and paid subscriptions. Once you have an established platform, you can further monetize your channel through collaborating with brands, promoting products, or selling your own merchandise.
One of the top Rocket League streamers of 2020 is Dillon ‘Rizzo’ Rizzo. He is a professional player so wins money from competing alongside his revenue from streaming. However, it is estimated that he earns an additional $1,750 each month from his Twitch channel.
This comes solely from ads, donations, and subscriptions, with any money from sponsorships or affiliate products on top of this.
Yes, Rizzo may well be a pro player, but there are plenty of casual Rocket League gamers earning a living as a streamer. You too could be one of them!
Become an eSports Player
If you are a skilled Rocket League player, why not become a professional player?
This may sound like just a dream for many, but with dedication, practice, and a stroke of luck, you could be paid for competing in Rocket League tournaments.
The biggest Rocket League contest is the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) which was due to have its 9th season in 2020. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic meant the tournament had to be canceled. However, the RLCS Season X kicked off in August 2020 and runs through until 2021.
Win an RLCS game and you will be awarded a portion of the prize pool. RLCS X has a whopping $4.5 million to be split over the tournament. This includes $100,000 for every regional event, $250,000 for each Major, and $1 million at the World Championships.
The highest-earning Rocket League professional player is Courant ‘Kaydop’ Alexandre from France. He has won $365,972 from 123 tournaments and will receive a salary from his team on top of this.
You will also receive housing, health insurance, and other benefits, making it obvious why being a pro gamer is so sought after.
Want to know how you can progress from casual Rocket League player to RLCS champ?
Our guide on competing in gaming tournaments for money will help get started and begin your climb to the top.
Bet on Rocket League Tournaments
Despite Rocket League being an eSport, compared to the dominating eSports titles such as League of Legends (LOL), DOTA-2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) the eSports scene is slightly barren.
That being said, there are still great opportunities to bet on Rocket League and make money!
The best Rocket League tournaments for you to bet on are:
- Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) – This tournament has Regionals, Majors, and Finals spread across the year with two seasons annually.
- Rocket League Rival Series (RLRS) – The league below the RLCS which is still well worth betting on especially if you are a keen Rocket League fan.
To be a successful bettor, you need to know the rules of the game, the professional players and teams, and how the contests are structured. If you are already a fan of the title, there should not be too much to learn, but the earning potential is huge… if you are willing to take the risk.
For advice on to bet on eSports and our top betting site suggestions, visit our page on eSports betting.
Coach Rocket League
Finally, if you are a skilled player who thinks they will be good at passing their knowledge on to other players, you could make a living as a Rocket League coach.
As Rocket League is not as big in the eSports community as other titles, the desire to be a master of the game is less sought after. Therefore, you cannot charge as much as if you were coaching more popular titles. However, there is still a gap in the market for it, and with less competition.
If you are already an established streamer, use your channel to promote your coaching lessons. Chances are your fans would love to have a personalized lesson with you.
If not, make yourself heard online and start networking to build up a few clients. Once you have a few long-term students and some great testimonials, you can bump up your prices and get more work easily.
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Yes, you can make money from playing Rocket League. There are several different streams of income, such as competing in tournaments, streaming online, or betting on professional leagues.
The highest-paid Rocket League player as of 2020 is Kaydrop. He has earnt $365,972.79 in competition winnings, plus his salary, sponsorships, and any income from streaming.
The best professional Rocket League player of 2020 is Reed ‘Chicago’ Wilen who has won $44,925 from RL tournaments. This is the most any player has won this year.
The prize rool for the RLCS Season X is $4.5 million. This is divided over the entire event, with $100,000 up for grabs at each regional, $250,000 at the Majors, and $1 million for the World Championships.