Williams Racing announced its participation in Rocket League Championship Series Season XI, as the team continues to expand its gaming and esports remit. The team, through its Williams Esports operation, will partner up with UK esports organization, Resolve, to take on one of the biggest and fastest-growing esports titles.
Rocket League, the critically acclaimed video game combining car racing and football, is enjoyed by over 75 million players worldwide. The title has also proved to be a streaming hit, with one million hours watched per day during the Championship series, and a peak of 264,000 live concurrent viewers on Twitch. Within the game, players can already choose to run the FW43B livery, owing to Formula One’s recently released Rocket League fan pack.
Williams Racing’s entry into the Rocket League Championship Series Season XI, organized by the game’s publisher, Psyonix, will see opposing teams of three players battle it out over the virtual pitch. The season, running over three Splits (Fall, Winter and Spring), features regional finals in North America, Europe, Oceania and South America, with the aim of holding a Championship Series World Final if travel restrictions allow.
By partnering with Resolve, a fast emerging, UK-based esports organization that recently won the UK League Championship and now compete in the Northern League of Legends Championship, Williams Racing will enter the Championship armed with the outfit’s expert knowledge and capabilities.