ELEAGUE will weave fast-paced Rocket League esports action into award-winning documentary storytelling in nine upcoming episodes of originally produced Rocket League coverage, beginning with the six-part ELEAGUE | Road to the Rocket League World Championship airing Fridays, Oct. 4, and Oct. 11, immediately following live MLB Postseason coverage on TBS. The series will continue Friday, Oct. 18, at 11 p.m. ET/PT or following Postseason game coverage (if necessary) and Friday, Oct. 25, Nov. 1 & Nov. 8 at 11 p.m. on TBS.
ELEAGUE | Road to the Rocket League World Championship – part of the wide-ranging content, business and event partnership between ELEAGUE and San Diego video game developer Psyonix – will provide fans more access than ever before to one of the most prized competitions in esports, the final stage of the RLCS, the Rocket League World Championship. Camera crews followed nine teams as they traveled to New Jersey to determine the world’s top three-person team in front of a stadium audience.
In its six one-hour shows, the ELEAGUE series will delve into the fierce competition at the Season Seven Rocket League World Championship from the perspectives of players and their families, including the unique dynamic of how a family participates in an emerging esports athlete’s growing stardom. Click here to preview the series.
Following ELEAGUE | Road to the Rocket League World Championship, ELEAGUE will present an additional two-part Rocket League-centric program, Fridays Dec. 13 & Dec. 20, at 11 p.m. on TBS. Additional details surrounding this programming will be shared leading up to the premiere.
ELEAGUE | Road to the Rocket League World Championship is the latest programming initiative in another year of growth for the ELEAGUE brand. ELEAGUE continues to drive significant fan engagement through the delivery of culturally relevant esports content across all platforms, with an average minute audience more than twice that of its next closest competitor* and with its fans spending an average of more than 28 minutes per video play** on digital platforms.
*Source: EL on TBS: NMR/StarTrak. Based on Live+SD Data. ELEAGUE AMA based solely on television audience. 2/15/19-8/2/19.
**Source: Turner Sports Research & Twitch Dashboard: 5/2016-9/2019.
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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