WePlay Esports takes to the Rocket League pitch with a new invitational tournament

Having already sunk its claws into—and opened its purse strings for—League of Legends, CS:GO, and Dota 2, WePlay Esports is now about to spray some substantial money at Rocket League. Fire up your engine, fasten your seatbelt, and get ready to watch some of the best players in the world take to the pitch for the WePlay Esports Invitational.

The action will see 16 teams compete for US$100,000 in prize money. Play will take place from September 16-19, with eight teams coming from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, and eight from North America.

In a press release, WePlay Esports spokesman Eugene Luchianenco said “We continue to explore and discover new titles and areas of work. Rocket League has made waves among the esports community. I am sure that the WePlay Esports Invitational Featuring Rocket League will pleasantly surprise the fans of the game with what our team has in store for the event.”

WePlay Esports manager Anton Tokarev added: “We’ve organised many memorable major events so far at WePlay Esports, and we finally have a chance to do another in Rocket League. It is a unique title with a special and passionate community behind it, and we cannot wait to show what we are capable of.”

The WePlay Esports Invitational tournament will embrace a double-elimination bracket, best-of-seven format for each round. Competition will take place live from WePlay Esports Arena in Kyiv.

The tournament will be live-streamed on Twitch. The participating teams are as follows:

  • Guild Esports
  • Dignitas
  • The General NRG
  • G2 Esports
  • FaZe Clan
  • Team BDS
  • Rogue
  • Susquehanna Soniqs
  • Karmine Corp
  • Shopify Rebellion
  • Sandrock Gaming
  • Vodafone Giants
  • Team EnVy
  • Team Vitality
  • Semper Esports
  • Spacestation Gaming

Mike Usinger once took the better part of two years to finish Grand Theft Auto. Over the course of his career he has written about everything from eSports to music to movies to travel.

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