The World Showdown of Esports (WSOE) is gearing up for its fourth event, and this time it’s entering the world of Psyonix’s Rocket League.
Six professional teams will be invited to compete alongside four teams that qualify through open qualifiers.
WSOE 4 will give over $100,000 (£77,809) in prize winnings over the course of the tournament, which takes place on January 26-27th. The winning team will be crowned the ‘WSOE Rocket League Champion’ and will receive the lion’s share of the prize pool.
Open qualifiers for the event will be hosted on January 12-13th, with both North American and European teams being eligible to try their hand at making it into the tournament.
The third, and most recent, event in WSOE’s fightcard-style tournament series took place on the most popular game on the planet: Fortnite. Hosted on December 30th at the OGN Studios in Manhattan Beach, Gankstar’s Davis “Ceice” McClellan and Riased By Kings’ Thomas “Elevate” Krueger took the top spot – claiming $40,000 (£31,123.60) in the process.
WSOE’s launch event was on popular Battle Royale title PUBG, with the likes of OpTic Gaming and FaZe Clan competing for $100,000. WSOE 1 used Dota 2 as its game of choice and WSOE 2 took place on Hearthstone.
WSOE is owned by content creation company ESP Gaming. Founded in July last year, it’s described as a “premier, multi genre esports tournament series” that offers fight card-inspired action.
Esports Insider says: By now, WSOE has proven it can take a popular title and give fans & players a brand new competitive experience on it. Rocket League is quite popular but WSOE 4 will likely put a whole new spin on how its formatted as an esport. this could either open some eyes or show that the RLCS already has things entirely figured out.