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Rocket League North American Championship Announced

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Rocket League has 58 million players….think you’re the best of them? Now’s your chance to prove it. WorldGaming Network announced today it will be holding its second annual esports tournament for Rocket League, beginning at the end of this month.

Teams of three can now register for the Rocket League WGN North American Championship by heading to WorldGaming.com/RocketLeague. Qualifying matches will begin on June 29 and run until July 21. Playoffs will be held on July 27. The top seven will then qualify for the Grand Finals at FAN EXPO Canada (both Americans and Canadians can enter this same tournament). Over $20,000 in cash and prizes can be won, as well as a position in the DreamHack Pro Circuit Rocket League Montreal. Check the site for official rules before entering your team (entrants must be at least 15).

There is also new Rocket League news for those of us who aren’t professionally competitive…the “Radical Summer” event begins June 10 and takes players back to the 80s with tie-in prizes and decorations based on the decade’s most beloved movies. Does this have anything to do with Stranger Things? For once, no…the event just coincidentally lines up with Season 3, but the timing might not be such a coincidence.

  • ’80s Blockbusters – June 10 to July 1
    • The Blockbusters celebration kicks off Radical Summer with the launch of the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Car Pack on June 10. The pack will include the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Battle-Car, Ecto-1 Wheels, Proton Pack Boost, Slimer Topper, Ghostbusters Player Banner, Ghostbusters Avatar Border, and the Stay Puft Goal Explosion for $1.99 (or regional equivalent).
    • The first limited-time game mode for Radical Summer is Ghost Hunt. In this spooky 3v3 mode players must fire a proton stream to capture the ball and carry it to the opposing team’s Containment Zone to score a goal.
    • Additional ‘80s franchises featured in the Blockbusters phase — as in-game items in the Radical Summer Event Store — are Back to the Future, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, The Goonies and Karate Kid. Additional details on the landing page.
  • ’80s Culture – July 1 to July 22
    • The action-packed Spike Rush Game Mode will start the Radical Summer Culture celebration on July 1. Spike Rush is a 3v3 mode where each player has the Spike power-up from Rumble Mode that can be activated to carry the ball up field.
    • New in-game items highlighting the iconic culture of the ‘80s will be available in Radical Summer’s Event Store.
  • ’80s Television – July 22 to August 12
    • The Knight Rider Car Pack kicks off the last celebration of Radical Summer dedicated to television. The pack will feature K.I.T.T., the high-speed, talking futuristic car outfitted with high-tech gadgets and personality of its own from the hit ‘80s show, alongside Knight Rider themed items. More information will be revealed later.
    • Beach Ball Game Mode is the final limited-time game mode in Radical Summer. It is a 2v2 mode inspired by beach volleyball with a larger ball, low ball gravity and Curveball mutator activated.
    • Additional ‘80s franchises featured in the Television phase as in-game items in the Radical Summer Event Store are DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender and WWE. Additional info to follow later this summer.

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