Rocket League got a big boost today in its development as an esport, as developer Psyonix announced that it’s coming to the Summer X Games this year. The competition, known more as an extreme sports event, will hold a Rocket League tournament for the
The tournament is in collaboration with Faceit, the esports platform that also worked to get Rocket League a broadcast deal with NBC. The X Games tournament will feature a $75,000 prize pool, and it’ll be streamed live on ESPN 3, ESPN’s online channel. It takes place between July 14-16.
In a press release, Psyonix esports manager Josh Watson said, “The X Games and ESPN have done a great job of bringing attention to nontraditional sports over the years. Adding esports and Rocket League to that lineup is something we at Psyonix are very excited about.”
The Summer X Games will be held from July 13-16 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and will feature the normal array of extreme sports alongside the Rocket League tournament. There’ll be competitions in skateboarding, BMX, and motocross.
Via – Gamespot.com