Media holding company and esports tournament organiser WePlay Holding has announced its first Rocket League event, the WePlay Esports Invitational.
The tournament, set to commence on September 16th, will see 16 teams from Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America compete for its $100,000 (~£72,600) prize pool.
Some of the teams participating in the event include Team BDS, Team Vitality, Guild Esports, The General NRG, G2 Esports, and Sandrock Gaming, among others.
Regarding the new tournament, Eugene Luchianenco, Head of Esports at WePlay Esports, commented: “We have no intention to stop developing: 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.”
The event will feature eight teams from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and eight teams from North America. Teams from each region will compete against each other in a double-elimination bracket format (BO7).
The final is expected to take place on September 17th. Moreover, the tournament’s English-language broadcast will be hosted from the WePlay Esports Arena Kyiv.
Anton Tokarev, Lead Esports Manager at WePlay Esports, 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 full list of participating teams are: Team BDS, Semper Esports, Guild Esports, Dignitas, The General NRG, Spacestation Gaming, Rogue, G2 Esports, FaZe Clan, Susquehanna Soniqs, Karmine Corp, Shopify Rebellion, Sandrock Gaming, Vodafone Giants, Team EnVy, and Team Vitality.
Esports Insider says: Following the success of WePlay’s integration into the FGC scene, it makes sense for the company to further expand its reach. The firm’s first Rocket League event has managed to attract some of the scene’s biggest organisations, which is already a good sign. It’ll certainly be worth keeping an eye on the tournament’s viewership figures.