Regional qualifiers will begin on 22 July, using FACEIT’s Esports platform, though NBC plans to air finals online and with a traditional television broadcast. Said finals will take place over 26-27 August.
NBC says over 40 hours of the tournament will be broadcast on the USA’s NBCSN and internationally on Syfy, including here in Australia.
“NBC Universal’s and Comcast’s unparalleled multi-platform portfolio has allowed us to create a first-of-its-kind tournament that will be authentic to the emerging world of Esports,” said NBC Sports’ Rob Simmelkjaer.
“It all begins with NBC Sports Regional Networks, allowing us to super-serve Esports fans the same way we serve traditional sports fans. We are also excited to be adding Telemundo Deportes, given that the growing Spanish-language audience is an engaged, committed group of gamers,” he continued. Further, there will be an international component with the broadcast of the Grand Finals on Syfy in the UK, Germany, Australia and multiple countries across Latin America. Our partnership with FACEIT and Psyonix will provide a unique opportunity for gamers across the United States and Europe to participate in Rocket League at the highest level, and reach more competitors than ever before.”
We’ll have more on the tournament as it’s shared.