Rocket League unveils ESPN collaboration at X Games Aspen 2021

20 January 2021


Rocket League developer Psyonix has teamed up with ESPN’s X Games to celebrate the upcoming X Games in Aspen.

According to the release, Rocket League will host a new Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) X Regional event for North America at the competition. Moreover, X Games-inspired items will also be made available in the title’s store.

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The RLCS X Games: North American Regional will take place online on January 23rd-24th and January 30th-31st. 

In addition, the regional competition has been confirmed as a part of RLCS X’s circuit, alongside being an official X Games Aspen event. The competition will see some of North American’s best Rocket League teams compete against each other, with the winning team earning special RLCS X Games medals.

The tournaments will be available to watch on the ESPN app and live on Twitch and YouTube, beginning on January 23rd. Viewers will have the chance to earn fan rewards if they tune-in on Twitch for the duration of the RLCS X Games.

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Rocket League’s X Games-inspired items will be available in the Item Shop for the next two upcoming weekends, January 21st-24th, and January 28th-31st. Some of the items include an Octane Decal, X Games Wheels, and a new Topper. In addition, two free items will be available to claim – including a new X-Skis Player Banner and X-Board Player Banner.

Psyonix and X Games previously collaborated in 2017 for the FACEIT X Games Rocket League Invitational with X Fest in Minneapolis.

Esports Insider says: Having worked with ESPN before, it made perfect sense for Psyonix to collaborate again – utilising the fact it is the tenth season of RLCS to be on-brand with ESPN’s X Games. It is also pretty neat that the RLCS regional counts as an official X Games Aspen event, which includes earning medals for the winners. 

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