Episodes to Offer Behind-The-Scenes Look at Contending Teams & Players,Plus Best Matches from Upcoming World Championship in Madrid
ELEAGUE will surround the upcoming Season 8 Rocket League Championship Series World Championship with two all-new shows that will offer fans a primer on several popular teams and players as well as a recap of the event’s highest-stakes moments.
ELEAGUE Presents the Season 8 Rocket League World Championship will air Friday, Dec. 13 at 11 p.m. ET/PT on TBS, with an intimate look at RLCS teams including Vitality and Pittsburgh Knights along with Vitality’s star player Scrub Killa. It will conclude with a highlights-driven show centering on the tournament’s best moments and matches, airing Friday, Dec. 20, at 11 p.m. on TBS.
These latest shows are created through ELEAGUE’s wide-ranging content, business and event partnership with San Diego video game developer Psyonix, and are the latest in a string of recent Rocket League-centric ELEAGUE programming including:
ELEAGUE | Road to the Rocket League World Championship, a look into the at the Season 7 RLCS World Championship from the perspectives of players and their families, and;
ELEAGUE Presents Collegiate Rocket League National Championship, a playback of the epic Grand Final between the top two college Rocket League teams in the country.
The Season 8 Rocket League World Championship takes place from December 13 – 15 in Madrid, Spain at Palacio Vistalegre.
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About ROCKET LEAGUE
Winner or nominee of more than 150 “Game of the Year” awards, Rocket League is one of the most critically-acclaimed sports games of our generation. Boasting a community of more than 60 million players, Rocket League is a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem with easy-to-understand controls and fluid, physics-driven competition. Available on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Windows PC, Mac, and SteamOS via Steam, Rocket League includes more than 500 trillion possible customization combinations, a fully-featured offline season mode, multiple game types, casual and competitive online matches, and special “Mutators” that let you change the rules entirely.
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