FACEIT and X Games to Stream Live on ESPN3

FACEIT and X Games to Bring Rocket League Invitational to X Fest at X Games Minneapolis, Streaming Live on ESPN3 July 14-16

FACEIT, the leading online competitive gaming platform, has collaborated with X Games, the world’s premier action sports competition, to present the FACEIT X Games Rocket League Invitational, a new esports competition taking place within the X Games festival village at X Games Minneapolis. Competitors will battle in heated rounds of Rocket League, the high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and driving, to vie for a $75,000 prize pool. The FACEIT X Games Rocket League Invitational will take place on July 14-16 and will be live streamed on ESPN3 and additional platforms.

“By joining with X Games, ESPN and FACEIT can expand the scope of esports and let viewers around the world discover the teamwork and dedication that Rocket League teams exhibit,” said Michele Attisani, Chief Business Officer and co-founder of FACEIT. “Since it began in 1995, X Games has had a history of bringing new competitions to consumers’ attention years before mainstream audiences catch up. We look forward to helping X Games do that again this year.”

“The FACEIT X Games Rocket League Invitational is the perfect marriage of FACEIT’s esports expertise and X Games’ history of introducing new sports to viewers around the world,” said Kevin Lopes, Director, ESPN Programming and Acquisitions. “Rocket League is uniquely suited to be a great competition for sports and gaming fans alike to enjoy.”

The X Games and ESPN have done a great job of bringing attention to nontraditional sports over the years,” said Josh Watson, Esports Operations Manager, Psyonix. “Adding esports and Rocket League to that lineup is something we at Psyonix are very excited about. We can’t wait to bring this competition to a whole new audience.”

Fans of Rocket League can watch all of the action on ESPN 3 and additional platforms, with further details to be revealed soon.. More information on the tournament format and teams participating in the FACEIT X Games Rocket League Invitational will be announced in the next few weeks.

About FACEIT

FACEIT is the leading competitive platform for online multiplayer games, with more than 7.5 million users logging in a total of over 12 million online game sessions each month. FACEIT allows players to easily play in tournaments and leagues for virtual and real-world prizes through automated tournament management and matchmaking technology. For developers, FACEIT’s advanced software development kit (SDK) allows game creators to easily integrate user-friendly matchmaking and tournaments into their titles to allow gamers to take part in competitive online games at all skill levels. Esports organizers, players and communities use FACEIT to create and manage online competitions. For more information on FACEIT, please visit www.faceit.com .

About Rocket League®
Winner or nominee of more than 150 “Game of the Year” awards, Rocket League is one of the most critically-acclaimed sports games of our generation. Boasting a community of more than 32 million players, Rocket League is a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem with easy-to-understand controls and fluid, physics-driven competition. Available digitally on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC, Mac, and SteamOS via Steam, Rocket League includes more than 100 billion possible customization combinations, a fully-featured offline season mode, multiple game types, casual and competitive online matches, and special “Mutators” that let you change the rules entirely.

To learn more about Rocket League, please visit www.RocketLeague.com

About Psyonix
Based in San Diego, CA, Psyonix is a critically-acclaimed independent video game developer and leading experts in Unreal Engine technology. For more than 15 years, the studio has been a driving force behind some of the most successful games in the industry, including Gears of War,Mass Effect 3XCOM: Enemy UnknownBulletstormUnreal Tournament IIIUnreal Tournament 2004, and the award-winning Sports-Action hit, Rocket League®.

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