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NBC Sports Group And FACEIT Are Coming Together To Launch A Rocket League Tournament

by Douglas DeLong on Jun 21, 2017 at 12:40 PM

This summer, NBC Sports Group, FACEIT, and Psyonix are partnering to launch the first-ever international 2v2 Rocket League tournament.

Starting July 22, the regional online qualifiers will be held on the FACEIT platform, and the top competitors will make their way into in-studio regional finals competitions on August 5-6 and 12-13. The tournament will end with a two-day Grand Finals on August 26-27, where 16 teams will battle for the $100,000 prize pool.  

Across NBCUniversal and Comcast, there will be more than 40 hours of event coverage across live-streaming, video-on-demand, and linear platforms. The Senior Vice President of NBC Sports Ventures, Rob Simmelkjaer has announced that they're adding Television Deportes to engage the growing Spanish-language audience. Syfy will be handling the international component and will be broadcasting the Grand Finals in the UK, Germany, Australia, and multiple countries across Latin America.

For more on Rocket League, you can check out our review. At E3 last week, we also learned that the game will be coming to Switch with some added bonuses