A prominent esports tournament organizer, WePlay, announced a new $100,000 Rocket League tournament. WePlay Esports Invitational is set to commence on Thursday, September 16, with 16 teams hailing from four regions.
WePlay Esports Expands into Rocket League
WePlay Esports, an esports tournament organizer, has expanded deeper into the world of esports with WePlay Invitational for Rocket League. The event will run from September 16-19, with 16 teams vying for the lion’s share of the $100,000 prize pool.
WePlay Invitational for Rocket League marks the organizers’ first Rocket League esports tournament. WePlay Esports has previously hosted competitions for Dota 2, League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and the FGC scene.
One of WePlay Esports’ most prominent esports tournaments of the year was the WePlay AniMajor for Dota 2. The tournament was hosted in June 2021, featuring 18 teams and a $500,000 prize pool.
WePlay has previously also held several WePlay! And OMEGA League competitions across all regions. In addition to that, the Ukrainian esports tournament organizer also hosted WePlay! Bukovel Minor in 2020.
“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,” said Eugene Luchianenco, Head of Esports at WePlay Esports.
“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.”
By announcing its Rocket League tournament, WePlay Esports now expanded its presence to most of the biggest esports titles. However, as noted by Mr. Luchianenco, WePlay Esports are not done with their expansion as they look to become one of the leading esports tournament organizers in the world.
16 Teams, Two Tournaments, $100,000 On The Line
WePlay Rocket League Invitational will be split into two tournaments for EMEA and North America. Both competitions will be held online on Sep 16-19 and feature a $50,000 prize pool each.
Attending the EMEA WePlay Rocket League Invitational are some of the best teams in the region. The field will include Team BDS, Team Vitality, SMPR Esports, Vodafone Giants, Guild Esports, Karmine Corp, Dignitas, and Sandrock Gaming.
Meanwhile, the North American tournament will welcome The General NRG, Team Envy, Spacestation Gaming, Rogue, G2 Esports, FaZe Clan, Shopify Rebellion, and Susquehanna Soniqs.
Both competitions will use the same format, an eight-team double-elimination bracket. All matches will be played as best-of-seven (Bo7), except for the finals.
The grand finals, where the top two teams will compete for a $15,000 winner’s share, will use a Bo3 Bo7 set. It’s a unique format where a team needs to win two best-of-seven series.
Featuring some of the world’s best Rocket League esports teams, the WePlay Invitational promises to bring one of the best and most exciting Rocket League tournaments of the year. Although there will be no live audience, Rocket League fans can watch the action on WePlay’s YouTube or Twitch channels.
“We’ve organized many memorable major events so far at WePlay Esports, and we finally have a chance to do another in Rocket League,” said Anton Tokarev, Lead Esports Manager at WePlay Esports.
“It is a unique title with a special and passionate community behind it, and we cannot wait to show what we are capable of.”
Following the success WePlay Esports has had with its recent expansion into the Fighting Game Scene (FGC), it makes a lot of sense to further expand into one of the most popular esports titles in the world. While Rocket League doesn’t attract the viewership numbers of LoL, CS:GO, and Dota 2, the future of esports looks bright.
It has already welcomed some of the biggest esports brands in the world in G2 Esports, FaZe, NRG, and Vitality. And that’s definitely a good sign as the Rocket League esports scene continues to grow.