ELEAGUE and Psyonix Announce Wide-Ranging Content,
Business and Event Partnership

 

Multi-Faceted Deal Furthers Partnership Between ELEAGUE and Psyonix for Premium Cross-Platform Content Surrounding the Rocket League Championship Series & Collegiate Esports Exhibition at the NCAA Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One
 

Turner & IMG’s ELEAGUE has finalized an agreement with independent developer and publisher, Psyonix, in a first-of-its-kind esports industry collaboration that will align the two businesses on premium content production, business relationships, and a unique live event as part of the NCAA Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One. Key elements of the partnership include:

Multi-Part ELEAGUE Feature Series
ELEAGUE has committed to producing a series of episodes that will feature the world’s premier bRocket League esports competition, Psyonix’s Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS). The show will cover the players, teams and stories of two upcoming RLCS seasons, Season 7 and Season 8, with the premiere set to air on TBS later in 2019. The program will capture the victories, defeats and untold stories behind the world’s best Rocket League players and teams through all steps of each RLCS season in 2019.

Turner Sports Ad Sales & RLCS
The partnership also provides for Turner Sports’ ad sales team to represent all the advertising and sponsorships across Seasons 7 and 8 of the RLCS.

NCAA Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One & Collegiate Rocket League Spring Invitational
In addition, the deal includes plans for the top four teams from the upcoming Collegiate Rocket League (CRL) Spring Season to compete in an exhibition competition held during the Final Four Fan Fest (April 5-8 in Minneapolis). Additional details surrounding this event will be shared in the coming weeks.

“This is a unique, multi-faceted partnership with ELEAGUE aligning with Psyonix to create compelling experiences for fans and work collaboratively to identify new strategic business opportunities,” said Craig Barry, Chief Content Officer, Turner Sports. “We’re excited to partner with them as we build on the success of the previous ELEAGUE Cup: Rocket League events and launch new fan-friendly live experiences, including at this year’s Final Four in Minneapolis.” 

“We’re excited to bring Rocket League Esports and the Rocket League Championship Series to new television and collegiate audiences,” said Jeremy Dunham, Vice President of Publishing, Psyonix. “This is a significant step forward for our sport and ongoing relationship with our partners at ELEAGUE. We’re excited to see what the future will bring!”

About ELEAGUE
ELEAGUE – formed in partnership between Turner and IMG – 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 three years: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – including the hosting of two CS:GO Major Championships – Overwatch®, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4Street Fighter® V: Arcade EditionDota 2EA SPORTS FIFA 19Injustice 2Rocket LeagueTEKKEN® 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 since its launch in 2016.

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 55 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®.