WISE Ventures Esports, the parent company of the Minnesota RØKKR Call of Duty League franchise and the Version1 brand, has announced it has entered a partnership with recreational esports competition platform Mission Control.
The deal will see the creation of a community Rocket League recreational league.
Version1 launched in August and currently fields a roster in the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS).
Brett Diamond, Chief Operating Officer at WISE Ventures Esports, commented on the partnership: “Partnering with Mission Control provides a unique opportunity to advance dual goals of giving our core community of fans an opportunity to come together in a casual but competitive environment, while also providing a platform to introduce Røkkr and Version1 to the broader player bases of both titles.
“Reaching both audiences is critical to our growth as an organisation, and Call of Duty and Rocket League are two immensely popular games that are perfect for this platform. The community building nature of Mission Control is even more important in our current socially distanced world.”
The recreational league is scheduled to begin on November 10th. Players can use the Mission Control application to manage their respective team, organise matches with other teams, and report scores from a match.
Daniel Herz, Chief Revenue Officer at Mission Control, also spoke on the deal: “WISE Esports has been a leading example of what it truly means to invest in their community. We at Mission Control believe in the power of engagement and strive to connect communities, such as the Røkkr and Version1 fan bases, through their common interest in video games. We hope to continue on the same trajectory in the future!”
Esports Insider says: With a lack of offline events taking place, it comes as no surprise to see more online initiatives come to fruition. Mission Control has the ideal platform for WISE to host its league, and depending on its success, it could be the catalyst for further expansion into other titles.