Beasley Esports, owner of the Overwatch League’s Houston Outlaws, announce The Search For The Next Rocket League Team, a never-before-seen competition to find and sign their first Rocket League team beginning with two Qualifiers and Broadcasts produced in tandem with PAX Online during the weekends of July 17th and August 7th, 2021.
The event will celebrate the very best amateur, collegiate, and unsigned pro teams within the Rocket League community. Beasley Esports will narrow down its selection to the Top 16 Teams followed by a Final Four Series of Best-of-X Sets which will all take place the weekend of August 21st & 22nd. The winning team may be awarded a contract worth up to $15,000 per month ($5,000 per player) with Beasley Esports as the organization’s official entry into the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) this Fall.
The open qualifier and tournament series will be broadcast on PAX Arena’s Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook as well as the Houston Outlaws Twitch and YouTube channels and will take place on the following dates:
· Qualifier #1: July 17 with a full day broadcast on July 18
· Qualifier #2: August 7 with a full day broadcast on August 8
· Top 16 Tournament: August 21 full day broadcast
· Final to Sign: August 22 full day broadcast
Rocket League was developed by Psyonix and is owned by Epic Games, the same game publishing powerhouse responsible for Fortnite. The free-to-play game has quickly become a huge esports opportunity in the last few years; with over 90M monthly active users as a family-friendly title that reaches a younger audience. Beasley Esports sees this as an exciting opportunity to expand its esports footprint with a fan-favorite game—and to give one Rocket League team the chance of a lifetime!
“Beasley Esports’ expansion into Rocket League will give our organization the ability to scale and reach many more fans almost overnight,” says Lori Burgess, Chief Operating Officer of Beasley Esports. “With Rocket League being such a tremendously popular game—especially with the high-school and college market, we hope to bring immense value to our fans and sponsors, making Houston and South Texas an epicenter for esports.”
Beasley Esports will be offering opportunities for brands to align with the tournament series and the newly crowned team–including naming rights for the team and integrations into next season’s broadcasts, video content, streams, social media and events.
“As a diehard Rocket League fan, I am extremely excited to work with Beasley Esports on building the next pro team for the RLCS” said Luke Thompson, Head of Esports for ReedPop/PAX. “Three lucky Rocketeers are about to have an incredible chance to make their esports dreams come true in a really big way.”
Beasley Esports invites the best of the best to compete in “The Search For The Next Rocket League Team” by going to outlaws.gg/rocketleague to sign up and following @BERocketLeague on Twitter for updates.
ABOUT BEASLEY ESPORTS:
Beasley Esports is the newest division of Beasley Media Group, LLC is a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., which owns and operates 62 stations (46 FM and 16 AM) in 15 large and mid-size markets in the United States. As a company, Beasley Esports are committed to creating high-quality cross-platform content for consumers; catering to esports and video game fans and fanatics. Beasley Esports brands include the Overwatch League’s Houston Outlaws, CheckpointXP, and CheckpointXP on Campus.