From DreamHack to Eleague some of the greatest Rocket League tournaments have come from third party tournament organizers working with Psyonix. Beyond the Summit takes a different approach to their events however as they do not feature a live audience and take place in a house in Los Angeles, California.
Beyond the Summit grew popular as they popularized their laid back content heavy events in the DOTA2 circuit, and slowly the LA based company expanded to Smash and CS:GO with great success. Their latest foray is into Rocket League with a $50,000 prize pool event to take place from August 16th to the 18th as a combined effort with RL developer Psyonix.
The timing of the event is amazing as it is before Dreamhack Montreal, but will not coincide with the next RLCS competitive season. The big draw for Summit events is both the commentary and the skits, and what better place than the home of the first two RLCS World championships?
Casters, talent, and times
Recently Beyond the Summit announced the talent/caster lineup for BTS including ex/current pros, RLCS casters, and RL personalities. While it has some big omissions (no Gibbs, Lawler, or Jorby), it features some great names in James “Jamesbot” Villar, Jack “Corelli” Collier, and Cameron “CJCJ” Johns.
Format, teams invited, prize split
UPDATE: After Triple Trouble disbanded, Team Dignitas were drafted to replace them!
Today the roster of teams attending summit was announced, and it is a stacked tournament! While there are some noticeable absentees (FC Barcelona and complexity come to mind) the field is still extremely strong and will give us a good glimpse as to who will be contenders at DreamHack Montreal 2019.
Below is a look at the three-day format for the event which contains some fun side events such as Mafia night and Crew battles.
Impact for the scene
While the prize pool is not large, having more tournaments from prestigious tournament organizers is only a positive for Rocket League. While DreamHacks have been fun and Eleague always delivers, it is great to see a different type of top tier Rocket League event. We had something similar in the GoldRush days, but community events are expensive to organize and it is great to see the concept return.
Rocket League fans can expect a lot of great content and fun commentary that we are not otherwise used to. Hopefully Summit can tap into what the community cares about and really delivers an event that is memorable for both fans and pro players. Sure beats having Keemstar organize an event.
Stay tuned to RealSport for more information on the Rocket League Summit!
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