ELEAGUE, the premium esports content and live event brand from Turner and IMG, today announced a renewed partnership with independent video game developer and publisher Psyonix for The ELEAGUE Cup: Rocket League 2018.This event represents ELEAGUE’s second cross-platform activation in the past two years for Rocket League®, the hit sports-action game that is a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem.
The event will showcase eight of the world’s best professional teams in a fast-paced tournament – Friday- Sunday, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, beginning each day at 2 p.m. ET – with live coverage presented across Twitch and ELEAGUE.com. ELEAGUE will also feature the event’s most exciting plays and stories in a series of episodes, set to air Fridays, Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28, at 11 p.m. ET/PT on TBS.
Live Event Format
Two four-team groups will each play a double-elimination bracket, with the top two teams from each group moving on to a single-elimination playoff. Teams will compete live from ELEAGUE Arena at Turner Studios in Atlanta for $150,000 in prize money. Invited teams and casters for the event will be announced in the coming weeks.
Fans can join the live studio audience at ELEAGUE Arena in Atlanta on Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2, by obtaining free tickets here. On-site amenities at Turner Studios will include access to a game-focused fan experience and free concessions throughout the day.