Rocket League announced a celebration of Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month with free in-game content as well as The Goals for Change: Campeonato de las Américas tournament. This tournament allows teams from both North and South American countries to win money for a charity of their choice.
Rocket League celebrates the Independence Days for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico and Chile as well by giving away a free bundle with items by creators of Latino heritage. This bundle features the Acero-Florentina Wheels, made by Psyonix’s Jose Flores, and three Player Anthems by AL3JANDRO. Psyonix is teaming up with Rocket Street, which organized the South American RLCS, to host the Goals for Change tournament. To top it all off, Psyonix is providing $53,000 for the tournament, which teams can earn for their desired causes to donate to.
Rocket League Goals for Change: Campeonato de las Américas
The first Goals for Change tournament occurred in March of 2021, featuring women from the Rocket League community.
The Goals for Change: Campeonato de las Américas is the second installment of the tournament and it is split between two regions: North America and South America. Rocket League players from the included countries can sign up for their respective regions, with Peru eligible for both depending on location. The North American region consists of Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico and the United States. The southern region includes Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.
The prize pool is nothing to sniff at either. The full prize breakdown of $53,000 between both regions is as follows:
- First Place: $10,000 per team
- Second Place: $6,000 per team
- Third Place: $4,000 per team
- Fourth Place: $3,000 per team
- Third Place: $1,600 per team
- Fourth Place: $1,000 per team
- Fifth Place: $600 per team
- Sixth Place: $300 per team
The Goals for Change: Campeonato de las Américas tournament runs from Sept. 18 through Oct. 2. The final day will also include interviews with iconic Rocket League players of Hispanic Heritage, though Psyonix is keeping the individuals a surprise. All the action can be caught on the official Rocket League Twitch channel.
The full Heritage Month celebrations event with free items runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.