ELEAGUE Cup: Rocket League 2018 Highlighted by Eight World-Class Teams in $150,000 Showdown, Beginning Friday, Nov. 30, Live at 2 p.m. ET on Twitch

ELEAGUE’s Digital and Linear Productions will Leverage Augmented Reality
to Feature Rocket League Cars within ELEAGUE Arena


Casting Team to Include Fan-Favorite Rocket League Experts

Turner and IMG’s ELEAGUE is gearing up to bring fans The ELEAGUE Cup: Rocket League 2018, a high-stakes tournament between eight of the best Rocket League® teams in the world, Friday-Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, beginning each day at 2 p.m. ET on Twitch and ELEAGUE.com. The event is ELEAGUE’s second in the past two years for Rocket League, the hit sports-action game from Psyonix that is a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem.

In addition to the three-day live event, ELEAGUE will also package its most exciting plays and stories to be presented in a series of episodes premiering Fridays, Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28, at 11 p.m. ET/PT on TBS. ELEAGUE will integrate augmented reality into both the live digital coverage and TBS series, resulting in Rocket League cars “appearing” on the ELEAGUE stage throughout the production.

 

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Teams & Format
Eight elite Rocket League teams will descend on ELEAGUE Arena, where they will be split into two four-team groups (below) and play a double-elimination bracket. The top four performing teams will advance to a single elimination playoff, where the winning team will receive the largest share of a $150,000 purse.  
 

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Casting Team Highlighted by Panel of Popular Rocket League Influencers
ELEAGUE has assembled a lineup of game experts to offer match commentary and studio analysis for The ELEAGUE Cup: Rocket League 2018. Analysts Caleb “WavePunk” Simmons, Michael “Achieves” Williams and Adam “Lawler” Thornton will return to ELEAGUE after commentating last year’s tournament, while Joey “Jorby” Ahrens and James “Jamesbot” Villar will make their ELEAGUE debut. Alex “Machine” Richardson will host the event.

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Attendee Information
Fans can join the live studio audience at ELEAGUE Arena in Atlanta on Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2, by obtaining free tickets here. On-site amenities at Turner Studios will include access to a game-focused fan experience and free concessions throughout the day.

About ELEAGUE
ELEAGUE – formed in partnership between Turner and IMG in 2016 – is a premium esports content and live tournament brand that has aligned with some of the most popular titles in the business through its first two years: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – including the hosting of two Major Championships – League of Legends, Overwatch®, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Street Fighter® V: Arcade Edition, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Dota 2, Injustice 2, Rocket League, TEKKEN® 7 and Formula E. With a focus on innovative production capabilities, storytelling and exploring compelling narratives surrounding star teams and players, ELEAGUE has generated record levels of engagement with its content and positive reaction throughout the esports community.

About Rocket League
Winner or nominee of more than 150 “Game of the Year” awards, Rocket League is one of the most critically-acclaimed sports games of our generation. Boasting a community of more than 51 million players, Rocket League is a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem with easy-to-understand controls and fluid, physics-driven competition. Available on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Windows PC, Mac, and SteamOS via Steam, Rocket League includes more than 500 trillion possible customization combinations, a fully-featured offline season mode, multiple game types, casual and competitive online matches, and special “Mutators” that let you change the rules entirely.

To learn more about Rocket League, please visit www.RocketLeague.com, "Like" it on Facebook, and follow it on Twitter @RocketLeague for all the latest developer updates and news.


About Psyonix
Based in San Diego, CA, Psyonix is a critically-acclaimed independent video game developer and leading experts in Unreal Engine technology. For more than 15 years, the studio has been a driving force behind some of the most successful games in the industry, including Gears of WarMass Effect 3XCOM: Enemy UnknownBulletstormUnreal Tournament IIIUnreal Tournament 2004, and the award-winning Sports-Action hit, Rocket League®.


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