Turner and IMG‘s esports tournament brand ELEAGUE has announced a renewed partnership with Psyonix to launch The ELEAGUE CUP: Rocket League 2018.
The event will see eight Rocket League teams battle it out over November 30th to December 2nd, with $150,000 (£114,087) up for grabs. It’ll take place at the ELEAGUE Arena in Atlanta.
ELEAGUE will also create a series of episodes based on the event – including highlights and storylines – that will air on TBS on December 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th.
The Cup will see the eight teams split into two four-team groups with a double-elimination bracket. The top two teams for each group will advance to the playoffs, which itself will be single-elimination.
This isn’t the first time that ELEAGUE has dealt in Rocket League. The first event it held for the popular title was the ELEAGUE Cup: Rocket League, it too had eight teams competing for $150,000 (£114,087) at the company’s Arena in Atlanta. G2 Esports claimed the top spot and $70,000 (£53,246.55).
ELEAGUE recently made its debut in Call of Duty by hosting a charity event on Black Ops 4’s Battle Royale mode, Blackout. The ELEAGUE CODNATION Challenge for Vets was hosted on October 13th, with professional players and personalities taking part to raise money for the Call of Duty Endowment initiative. More recently, it partnered with Riot Games to create a one-hour televised feature show.
Teams and talent that will attend the Rocket League event will be announced in the coming weeks.
Esports Insider says: ELEAGUE is known for creating good events and, for many, Rocket League is one of the more fun esports titles to watch. With these things in mind, it’s not a stretch to expect this Cup to be a solid event. It’s good to see the tournament organiser embracing titles outside the “big three”, too.