Professional Rocket League player for Rogue and two-time RLCS X Regional Champion Leonardo "Turinturo" Wilson has spoken out regarding a player union for the esports scene with all professional rocketeers in mind.
Player unionization has been a topic for the league staff, players and fans since the inception of the esports league which recently gained momentum during the offseason between RLCS X and Season 11.
Turo posted a TwitLonger to his personal Twitter account, clarifying and answering questions in the replies shortly after posting the short essay.
“There are many in the community who are rightfully sceptical at the idea of the unionization of pro RL because of just how young and generally immature the scene is. But if anything, that simply means the need for a players union is even greater”, Turo wrote.
“I'd really like to get the ball actually rolling on actually improving the scene. The status quo is obviously working fine for most of the better RLCS teams, but there are still countless examples of young players getting screwed over by simply not having the support structure necessary to effectively advocate for themselves.”
The 18-year-old also touched on his “good amount of money” missing “from a previous org”, how “predatory” the approach and contracts can get for such a young player base and the communication between Psyonix and the players through the years, stating that most if not all wrongdoings could be righted “through a player’s union.”
All in all, the TwitLonger combined with the pro’s response has been the most formal proposal for unionization the scene has ever witnessed, with high-profile names like the four-time Pierre “Turbopolsa” Silfver and Slater “Retals” Thomas supporting the motion.
Without an official start time for RLCS Season 11 and the lack or poor quality in communication by organisers Psyonix, the Rocket League player union could become a reality sooner rather than later.
Come next Rocket League Championship Series, professional car soccer players could be backed by their peers to balance the powers and grow the scene even more. Until then, follow us at @33Boost on Twitter to keep up with the latest Rocket League news during the offseason.
You can read the entire TwitLonger post by clicking here.