ELEAGUE, in partnership with San Diego video game developer Psyonix, will bring fans the highest-stakes moments and best flips, shots and scores from the recent Collegiate Rocket League Fall 2019 National Championship in a new highlight-driven show debuting Friday, Dec. 6, at 11 p.m. ET/PT on TBS. The tournament, held last month at Esports Stadium in Arlington, Texas, saw Spring 2019 Champion University of Akron defeat the Fall 2018 Southern Regional Champion University of North Texas.
ELEAGUE Presents Collegiate Rocket League National Championship continues ELEAGUE’s focus on Rocket League-centric content, as the program offers an intimate look at Collegiate Rocket League – one of the world’s fastest-growing institutional esports competitions. The one-hour show comes on the heels of ELEAGUE’s six-episode TBS series ELEAGUE | Road to the Rocket League World Championship.
Collegiate Rocket League is the official competitive league for college and university Rocket League esports teams seeking to prove their dominance at the three-on-three sports-action game, which centers on a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem.
ELEAGUE 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 4, Street Fighter® V: Arcade Edition, Dota 2, EA SPORTS FIFA 19, NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, Injustice 2, Rocket League, TEKKEN® 7, Gears 5, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Mario Maker 2, Splatoon 2, Magic: The Gathering Arena 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 60 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.
Based in San Diego, CA, Psyonix is a critically-acclaimed 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 War, Mass Effect 3, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Bulletstorm, Unreal Tournament III, Unreal Tournament 2004, and the award-winning Sports-Action hit, Rocket League®.
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