Psyonix announced Friday the eight teams that will compete in the FaceIt X Games Rocket League Invitational later this month. Among the group is NRG Esports, which is fresh off a runner-up finish at the Rocket League Championship Series.
The tournament takes place July 14-16 in Minneapolis, Minn. G2 Esports, NRG, Rogue, and Selfless will represent North America. From Europe, Team EnVyUs, Flipsid3 Tactics, Gale Force Esports, and the Leftovers. The teams will be divided into two mixed groups on Day 1, on Day 2 the lower bracket and the higher bracket will face off to determine which teams will be the semifinalists for Day 3.
The tournament is part of X Fest, a part of the X Games that hosts interactive events. This isn’t X Games’ first venture into esports, as it previously hosted tournaments of Call of Duty and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
The games will be streamed live on ESPN3, ESPN’s online channel, for North American viewers. For European viewers, the games will be live streamed on FaceIt’s YouTube channel. The tournament has a prize pool of $75,000.
Rocket League has been in the public eye for some time in the past month, between the announcement of this tournament and that NBC Sports will broadcast a $100,000 Rocket League event in coordination with FaceIt this summer.
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