ELEAGUE and Psyonix to Host Four-Day Rocket League Fan Event
 at NCAA Final Four Fan Fest Featuring the
Collegiate Rocket League Spring Invitational


Live Event Coverage Available Sunday, April 7, Beginning at 3 p.m. ET on
Twitch and ELEAGUE.com


ELEAGUE x Rocket League Game Zone presented by AXE to Offer Fans Skills Workshops with Rocket League Analysts and Highlight Local Minnesota Rocket League Scene
 

As March Madness® builds up to the highly-anticipated Final Four weekend in Minneapolis, esports fans can join in the fun by watching an elite Rocket League showdown between four of the most accomplished Collegiate Rocket League teams as ELEAGUE and Psyonix host the first-ever ELEAGUE CRL Spring Invitational, Sunday, April 7, beginning at 3 p.m. ET(2 p.m. CT) on Twitch and ELEAGUE.com. The competition will be the centerpiece of the ELEAGUE x Rocket League Game Zone presented by AXE fan event, and will feature:

University of Akron

vs.

University of Redlands

University of Central Florida

vs.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


ELEAGUE’s live coverage of the single-elimination Collegiate Rocket League Spring Invitational will be hosted by Albert “Halorin” Hailey III, with analysts Jack “Corelli” Collier and Joey “Jorby” Ahrens.

RL Spring Invitational

The ELEAGUE CRL Spring Invitational will highlight the top-performing college Rocket League teams from each of the four CRL conferences. At the outset of the CRL Spring Season, 64 collegiate teams competed across four single-elimination brackets – one for each of the North, South, East and West conferences –  with each conference champion invited to play in the ELEAGUE CRL Spring Invitational at the Fan Fest.

In addition to the ELEAGUE CRL Spring Invitational, The ELEAGUE x Rocket League Game Zone presented by AXE – part of the NCAA Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One, April 5-8, at the Minneapolis Convention Center – will offer several fan-centric experiences:

  • Rocket League Game Stations: Fans will be able to play against each other throughout each day of the Fan Fest.
     
  • AXE Skills Workshops: The commentary team will be available to work one-on-one with fans as they improve their skills in various areas of the game – Friday, Saturday & Monday (April 5, 6 & 8), from Noon-2 p.m. CT.
     
  • Showcase Matches: The University of Minnesota Twin Cities’ student esports organization, EsportsUMN, has organized several collegiate Rocket League teams from Minneapolis-area institutions to attend the event and play featured matches on a mobile ELEAGUE Arena competition stage. These matches will take place on Saturday, April 6, from 2 – 7 p.m. CT.

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 19NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, Injustice 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 56 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®.

© 2015-2019 Psyonix Inc. Rocket League, Psyonix, and all related marks and logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of Psyonix Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

About AXE®
AXE, the No. 1 men’s fragrance brand in the world*, champions individuality and self-expression by encouraging guys to embrace their personal style. With a full line of grooming products including daily fragrance sprays, deodorants, anti-perspirants, shower gels, shampoos and styling products, AXE gives guys the tools to express what makes them unique, authentic and ultimately attractive to the world around them. Visit AXE at AXE.com and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Facebook to get access to exclusive content, special promotions, and more.

*Source Euromonitor International Limited; Beauty and Personal Care 2017 edition; as per Men’s Deodorants & Men’s Fragrances retail value sales combined; UBN; 2016 data; Lynx includes all AXE/Lynx/Ego sales

About Unilever United States, Inc.
Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Beauty & Personal Care, Home Care, and Foods & Refreshment products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2.5 billion consumers a day. In the United States, the portfolio includes brand icons such as Axe, Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Caress, Degree, Dollar Shave Club, Dove, Good Humor, Hellmann’s, Klondike, Knorr, Lever 2000, Lipton, Love Beauty and Planet, Magnum, Nexxus, Noxzema, Pond’s, Popsicle, Pure Leaf, Q-tips, Schmidt’s Naturals, Seventh Generation, Simple, Sir Kensington’s, St. Ives, Suave, Sundial Brands, Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto, TAZO, TIGI, TONI&GUY, TRESemmé and Vaseline. All of the preceding brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies.

Unilever employs approximately 8,000 people in the United States – generating more than $9 billion in sales in 2017.

Unilever’s Sustainable Living Plan underpins the company’s strategy and commits to:

  • Helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being by 2020.
  • Halving the environmental impact of our products by 2030.
  • Enhancing the livelihoods of millions of people by 2020.

The USLP creates value by driving growth and trust, eliminating costs and reducing risks. Globally, the company’s sustainable living brands grew 46% faster than the rest of the business and delivered more than 70% of the company’s growth in 2017.

For more information on Unilever U.S., its brands, and the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan visit: www.unileverusa.com