Rocket League, the game developed by Psyonix Studios, has finally received the approval of the game by the State Administration of Printing, Publishing, Radio, Cinema and Television of the People’s Republic of China (SAPPRFTTPR)
For Psyonix and the game distributor, Tencent is an important step forward. A decision that will allow to monetize in the market and invest more resources to build the Rocket League export ecosystem in China for teams and players.
In 2018, two Chinese export organizations, Edward Gaming (EDG) and Royal Never Give-Up (RNG), created their Rocket League divisions. The two teams are currently competing in the Rocket League China Online open tournament, with a total prize pool of RMB 4,500 ($ 653 USD).
In addition, the Rocket League will also appear at the upcoming China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference (referred to as ChinaJoy), in order to attract more players. Chinajoy will take place in Shanghai from 2 to 5 August.
The Chinese version of Rocket League was initially released in April 2017 by the exclusive Chinese distributor of the game Tencent. In May of this year, Epic Games acquired Psyonix Studios, without revealing the financial terms of the agreement. Tencent also owns around 40% of Epic Games, which is also the Fortnite publisher.