Sport developer Psyonix has partnered with IMG, giving the worldwide sports activities administration firm the authority to function the licensing agent for the online game Rocket League. Whereas monetary particulars of the deal weren’t launched, IMG will enter right into a multi-year settlement, with a spokesperson telling The Esports Observer that, “IMG might be working with Psyonix to create Rocket League client merchandise for followers. This might embody something from Rocket League-branded clothes and niknaks to toys, collectibles and different merchandise related to the sport, in addition to elevated model collaborations.”
For now, the deal is unique to client merchandise as Psyonix will nonetheless be the purpose of contact for all gaming and event licensing.
Launched in 2015, Psyonix has seen Rocket League thrive as an esport in an age the place first-person shooters and MOBAs have dominated. A sport of soccer however performed with rocket-powered automobiles, Rocket League has been broadcast on ESPN and NBC Sports activities.