The biggest league competition in Central and Eastern Europe in Rocket League – game which has been around since 2015 and it exceeded 50.000.000 players! First season of Rocketmania will consist of 26 teams from 4 countries: Poland, Hungary, Czechia and Slovakia. League is divided into 3 regions and champion of each one will advance to the grand final, in which they will compete for trophy and title of the best team in region.
First season of Rocketmania starts November 29 this year. It is organized by ESE – company, which heavily invested into Polish Rocket League scene. League is divided into: Rocketmania Poland, Rocketmania Hungary, Rocketmania Czechia and Slovakia.
First season will feature teams known from “Grand Yee Tournament” and “Actina Rocketmania Cup presented by ESE”. 10 best teams emerged from the open qualifiers in Poland: ESE Team, Actina PACT, TurboBenc, Łebet, KPG Team, Synerium Gaming, OK Boomer, Up&Over, Down&Under, ANT.
Rocketmania is another activity of European section of ESE, which from the begning supports Rocket League scene in Poland and in region, with organization of tournaments and showmatches and regular league play. First project of the ESE was a showmatch between esport team of FC Barcelona and Piast Gliwice. It was vastly promoted in Poland and in Spain as well as in sport environment. Following that ESE organized a tournament – Rocketmania Cup – with participation of 7 Polish teams and one, legendary Hungarian sport and esport organization – MTK Budapest. Hungarian guests ended up winning the tournament. Event was supported by known brands like Actina, LG and AMD.
Rocket League is really dynamic game, merging aspects of soccer and motorization. Players control cars, trying to put ball into an opponents net. Game is easy but has high skill ceiling. Game debuted in 2015 and in 3 years gathered loyal fanbase. Currently it is played by 50 million gamers from Europe Australia, Oceania, Sout and North America. In summer this year game was introduced in China and from September it is widely available in the whole Asia. Rocket League’s potential has been noticed by Intel, the company globally supporting esports. Intel is also a sponsor of 2020 Olympics. Due to that main titles of the pre-Olympics rivalry will be Rocket League and Street Fighter.
Rocketmania will start in Poland. Polish league will feature 10 teams and in following weeks Hungarians, Czechs and Slovaks will join. League will be played up to mid February 2020. Best teams from each league will advance to the LAN finals. The information about where LAN will take place will be revealed at the beginning of 2020.
ESE Team is predicted to be the strongest squad in the league. They did show they their goal is to be the best. It is worth mentioning that two teams representing ESE took both 1 and 2 place during this year “Wjazd na Bramkę” tournament. Additionally, leader of the team Patryk “Petrick” Krzywda won every edition of this event. Another event in Polish Rocket League scene was mentioned previously “Actina Rocketmania Cup presented by ESE” and during that tournament ESE Team clashed with Hungarian MTK Budapest. However Polish team lost that match.
“Organizing Rocketmania is an execution of the idea of our company to activate Rocket League in the CEE region. Polish scene had “Grand Yee Tournament” and “Red Bull Wjazd na Bramkę” and Hungary had their own “Dribble Hungary” but we wanted to take another step forward” – says Mikołaj “Kolia” Więckowski from ESE, coordinator of the Rocketmania project.
ESE’ plan for 2020 is to grow league for it cover all region. That means there will be invitation to particiapte for players from Baltic and Balkan countries, Russia, Ukraine and Austria. In 2020 additional edition of Rocketmania Nations is planned, featuring national teams. “ESE has a plan to introduce to Rocketmania more games connected to Rocket League” – Mikołaj “Kolia” Więckowski adds.