Ghost Gaming hosts charity Rocket League gaming tournament

07 September 2023


Screenshot of Ghost Gaming logo above adaptive gaming cup logo on grey background
Image credit: Ghost Gaming

North American esports organisation Ghost Gaming is hosting a Rocket League tournament to raise awareness and funds to support adaptive gaming initiatives.

The Adaptive Gaming Cup is inclusive to all 1v1 Rocket League players, with or without a disability, and will see players compete for a share of $5,000 (~£4,006) in prize money. This amount has been donated by esports tournament platform

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The launch of the Adaptive Gaming Cup coincides with Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month in the United States. According to a release, Ghost Gaming will host the tournament, which aims to support services used by disabled people who enjoy esports and gaming. Alongside the organisation, United Spinal Association Atlanta, Sheperd Center and Evolve will act as partners.

Ghost Gaming says at least 3,400 players of all skill levels have registered for the tournament, with the organisation’s Rocket League roster along with invited content creators involved. The final stages of the event will be broadcast on Ghost Gaming’s Twitch channel today (September 7th).

By hosting the Adaptive Gaming Cup, Ghost Gaming aims to ‘open up the possibility for greater connection’ for those with spinal cord injuries to compete in esports tournaments and play games using adaptive gaming technology.

The organisation is no stranger to supporting disabled gamers. In April 2023, Ghost Gaming and Skillshot Media partnered with Make-A-Wish Georgia to grant wishes for children with critical illnesses.

In addition to its efforts to support gamers across the United States, Ghost Gaming continues its efforts focusing on grassroots esports. February 2023 saw the organisation partner with XP League to support the development of youth in the south-east of the country.

Jonno Nicholson
Jonno is a Freelance News Writer for Esports Insider and has been part of the ESI team since 2019! His interests include the rapid rise of sim racing and its impact on the wider industry.