Psyonix has announced the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS), an official eSports competition for the hit car-football game that will span North America and Europe and have $75,000 (£53,000) up for grab in its prize pool.

"Grab two friends and form a three-person team, then register starting 25 March to compete in the first season of the Rocket League Championship Series," says the Psyonix website. "Each RLCS season will span three months and feature teams from all over North America and Europe.

"The top four teams in each region will be invited to compete at a live International Finals event for a shot at glory and their piece of the $75,000 prize pool!"

A three-month season will consist of two qualifiers for the finals involving an open qualifier, a group stage and a regional final with $10,000 on the line. There will then be a break before the top four teams from each region gather to compete for the remaining $55,000.

The competition will only be open to players of the PS4 or PC version of the game, not the recently released Xbox One version – but Xbox players can still, obviously submit teams to compete, they just better get some practice in on a DualShock 4 controller.

Rocket League has been an enormous success since it launched last July. It instantly gathered momentum on the pro-gaming scene, with tournaments held by Major League Gaming (MLG) – one of which concluded with this spectacular Grand Final.