Anyone expecting to watch some RLCS Season 9 this weekend will have to wait. Psyonix is dealing with server issues, and have put Rocket League into Maintenance Mode.
Hello everyone, we are putting Rocket League into maintenance mode. Updates to follow when PsyNet access is restored.— Rocket League (@RocketLeague) February 2, 2020
This really stinks as fans were super excited to watch the season kickoff of RLCS 9.
Today's RLCS matches have been postponed and will be moved to a later date. We understand that this is frustrating, but we feel it is in the best interest of competitive integrity to move them rather than attempt to play them out.— Rocket League Esports (@RLEsports) February 1, 2020
We apologize and we'll have more updates soon.
Some pros are wondering why Rocket League can't just bring back LAN play for their esports competitions.
Postpone the whole season and give us lan league play 🤝— C9 Torment (@Torment) February 1, 2020
Several Rocket League pros are in agreement with C9 Torment. It will be interesting to see how Psyonix responds to call for LAN play instead of dependence on their servers for esports competitions.
RLCS Update: As issues with PsyNet are still ongoing, the EU RLCS matches scheduled for tomorrow will be postponed.— Rocket League Esports (@RLEsports) February 1, 2020
We will have updates on match rescheduling early next week. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
We chatted with the devs from Rocket League last year, in case you missed it.
Here's the latest update from Psyonix:
Hi everyone, unfortunately we had to drop Rocket League into maintenance mode again today, and we wanted to share some info on what’s been happening behind the scenes since last week.
On Thursday last week, we performed scheduled maintenance to move our backend infrastructure (also known as PsyNet) to an updated version of MySQL. Once we hit a peak number of 315,000 concurrent players on Friday, PsyNet started experiencing critical errors, which continued throughout the weekend, and today. We had to repeat this process several times over the weekend, which is why we made the difficult decisions to delay the starts of RLCS, Rivals Play-Ins, and CRL.
We are still investigating the root cause of the problem within PsyNet. This is something we’ve been working on non-stop over the weekend, and we are committed to getting PsyNet back into a stable state as soon as we possibly can. Once we have PsyNet back in a stable state, we will share more on the specifics on what happened, and what we’re going to do to prevent stability issues like this in the future.
Finally, we are still moving forward with tomorrow’s content update at 10 a.m. PST / 6 p.m. UTC, and we’ll post patch notes here before the update goes live on all platforms.
We want to apologize for all of the issues over the last four days. Know that we are working as hard and quickly as possible to fix this, and get it right. Thank you.
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How would they do LAN for league play? It's weeks long. Are there other esports that have teams travel from all over the world to locations so they can play other teams? There's not enough money in the prize pools to pay for that overhead, is there?
They are owned by Epic Games. They have the money.
I don't know how you'd do that logistically unless you had each team be regional and have other teams travel to each region but it's not set up like that now and you'd have to have broadcast/production crews in each region, etc
Could they do it? Yeah, maybe. Should they? Probably not.
Epic should spend that money on fixing the fucking servers so everyone can play the damn game
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