Esports participant competing in worldwide Rocket League match | E-Information
WVU sophomore Jarret Birch, who performs Rocket League — a vehicular soccer online game — underneath the title “Angel,” is competing in opposition to a few of the world’s greatest Rocket League gamers this week throughout Gamers8 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The match options 24 of the world’s greatest groups and has a prize pool of $2 million.
“Once we certified for this, I couldn’t imagine it was actual for days,” Birch mentioned. “I’m tremendous excited to lastly be taking part in at a LAN (Native Space Community) occasion after competing in Rocket League for years. Getting to satisfy the gamers I’ve talked to for years and taking part in at an occasion I’ve needed to attend is such an important feeling.”
Birch made his debut with WVU esports earlier this summer time, serving to the Mountaineer Rocket League crew qualify for the CCA Summer season Sequence, and might be competing in Gamers8 as a part of AllMid.
“The loopy factor is he’s consistently getting higher as a participant due to these professional circuit tournaments. With the ability to play in opposition to the most effective gamers on this planet is a profit most gamers by no means obtain, however Jarret has earned the appropriate to play in opposition to them,” Josh Steger, WVU esports director, mentioned.
“Other than the mechanical talent set he brings to the desk, he’s only a great human being. He understands find out how to work in a crew setting and has pure management that makes his teammates wish to be higher and play alongside him. It’s a uncommon trait to see in collegiate esports.”
The match is ready to get underway at the moment (July 14) with a gaggle stage that includes 4 teams of six groups that might be narrowed right down to a single-elimination bracket with the highest eight groups vying for the massive prize.
The finals for the match will happen on Sunday (July 17).
You’ll be able to comply with together with the match by tuning in on Twitch at twitch.television/Gamers8GG or twitch.television/Gamers8GGB.