Women’s gaming and esports platform Raidiant has announced the Raidiant Rocket League Series, a Women-only tournament created in collaboration with publisher Psyonix.
The $15,000 (~£11,000) tournament will be open to a mix of professional, amateur, influencer and collegiate all-Women’s teams.
Raidiant.gg is an initiative and content hub focused on celebrating and championing opportunities for women gamers. Created in November 2021, Radiant is owned by New Meta Entertainment, the parent company of North American esports organisation Dignitas.
According to the release, the series will take place February 26-27th and is expected to provide engagement opportunities for players and fans. Rocket League fan rewards — in-game items awarded by Psyonix to viewers for tuning into Rocket League esports — will be available to viewers watching on Raidiant’s Twitch channel.
Moreover, Raidiant will create shoulder content with participating teams. Twitch creators will have the opportunity to apply for co-streaming and professional teams competing in the Rocket League Championship Series will also be able to support the women’s teams by co-streaming matches.
Dignitas is the first RLCS team to pledge its support for the event through the participation of its Rocket League team and signed content creators.
The tournament is created in collaboration with Twitch Women’s Alliance, a programme aimed at supporting women creators on Twitch by building support networks and educational and social programmes.
In a reddit post, Heather Garozzo, VP of Community & Events at Dignitas, added that it would be working with the Women’s Car Ball Championship (WCBC), a women’s Rocket League community and event organiser.
Raidiant partner VIRUS International will also be providing all competitors with custom Raidiant jerseys for their participation. NYX Professional Makeup, a founding partner of Raidiant, will support the event through content and product giveaways.
The event will be produced from the Verizon 5G Gaming Center in Los Angeles, on Verizon’s XR Stage.
Esports Insider Says: Rocket League arguably has a stronger female scene than that of many other esports titles, so to see New Meta Entertainment’s Raidiant target the brand-friendly game makes sense. The tournament will be a welcome addition to Rocket League’s female ecosystem, and it’s great to see that Raidiant already has brands on board.