NEWARK, NJ (April 8, 2019) – Psyonix, developer of the sports action hit, Rocket League, today announced it has selected Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, operated by Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE), as the host venue for the 7th Rocket League World Championship scheduled to take place from Friday, June 21 to Sunday, June 23, 2019. The home of the New Jersey Devils will become the first NHL arena selected to host the global event, which will include an international competition between 12 teams representing players from four different continents: Europe, North America, Oceania and South America. Boasting a community of more than 57 million players, Rocket League is a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem with easy-to-understand controls and fluid, physics-driven competition.
Tickets to the global esports event go on-sale on Friday, April 12 at 1 p.m. EST via Ticketmaster.com and in-person at the Prudential Center Box Office. To receive ticketing on-sale notifications for this event, fans may go to https://www.PruCenter.com/Events/Rocket-League.
“Even prior to Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment’s acquisition of Digntas almost three years ago, we felt confident that Prudential Center had the potential to host major, global gaming competitions,” said Sean Saadeh, EVP of Entertainment at Prudential Center. “Our reputation as a fan-first, forward-thinking sports and entertainment venue, in the heart of New Jersey-New York metropolitan area, positions and establishes Prudential Center an ideal location for global gaming events. For us, the Rocket League World Championship was the optimal event in the gaming ecosystem to usher in and brand Prudential Center as the destination for esports tournaments, events, conferences, tradeshows and more. We look forward to welcoming both dedicated Rocket League and esports fans, casual gamers and curious sports enthusiasts to Prudential Center to enjoy and experience this dynamic, international competition.”
Prudential Center, home to the three-time Stanley Cup winning New Jersey Devils, is ranked in the Top 8 nationally by Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today and is host to over 175 concerts, family shows and special events each year. The arena, which welcomes over 2 million guests annually, is home to the largest in-arena scoreboard in the world. Weighing in a 88,401 pounds, the four-story tall scoreboard boasts 29,610,024 SMD pixels and was designed and built by Trans-Lux.
About Rocket League:
Winner or nominee of more than 150 “Game of the Year” awards, Rocket League is one of the most critically-acclaimed sports games of our generation. Boasting a community of more than 57 million players, Rocket League is a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem with easy-to-understand controls and fluid, physics-driven competition. Available on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Windows PC, Mac, and SteamOS via Steam, Rocket League includes more than 500 trillion possible customization combinations, a fully-featured offline season mode, multiple game types, casual and competitive online matches, and special “Mutators” that let you change the rules entirely.
To learn more about Rocket League, please visit www.RocketLeague.com, "Like" it on Facebook, and follow it on Twitter @RocketLeague for all the latest developer updates and news.
Based in San Diego, CA, Psyonix is a critically-acclaimed independent video game developer and leading experts in Unreal Engine technology. For more than 15 years, the studio has been a driving force behind some of the most successful games in the industry, including Gears of War, Mass Effect 3, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Bulletstorm, Unreal Tournament III, Unreal Tournament 2004, and the award-winning Sports-Action hit, Rocket League®.
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