ReKTGlobal Announces Expanded Partnership with NBC Sports Group’s Universal Open Rocket League®
ReKTGlobal tapped to produce content and secure brand sponsorships for the second season of Universal Open Rocket League
New York – August 7, 2018 – ReKTGlobal, the fastest growing business authority in esports and competitive gaming, today announces its renewed partnership with NBC Sports Group for season two of the Universal Open Rocket League, a 2:2 team esports tournament bringing the best teams together from North America – and for the first time, Europe – to compete for a $100,000 prize pool. For the second consecutive season, Rocket League, the sports-action hit with a community of more than 46 million players, developed and published by San Diego-based game studio, Psyonix, returns as the featured game for the Universal Open.
ReKTGlobal will produce cross-platform exclusive content for Universal Open Rocket League, including player profiles, behind the scenes content, social engagements and more. The content will go beyond the game itself, looking at the lives of top gamers, their unconventional paths to stardom in the esports world, family lives and in-depth coverage of their road to the $100K prize.
“The renewal of Rocket League for a second season with a legacy network like NBC Sports is tremendous validation for the esports community,” said ReKTGlobal VP of Esports, Kevin Knocke. “This partnership demonstrates the demand for esports content is growing and now reaching the mass market.”
With the second season in full swing in both Europe and North America, ReKTGlobal is also tasked with securing sponsors for the season, and has finalized a corporate sponsorship deal with State Farm. The tournament sponsors are also working with ReKTGlobal to produce in-depth player profiles on Team Rogue fan-favorites Emiliano “Sizz” Benny and Jacob McDowell, that will be airing throughout the tournament.
NBC Sports and ReKTGlobal are currently filming content for season two. The Universal Open Rocket League Regional Finals are being conducted on-site at four NBC Sports Regional Networks’ studios around the United States – NBC Sports Washington (East Regional; July 28), SNY (Northeast Regional; July 29), NBC Sports Chicago (Central Regional; August 5), and NBC Sports Bay Area (West Regional; August 11).
Universal Open Rocket League will finish off with a three-day Grand Finals at the NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn., on the weekend of Aug. 24-26.
Matches will air on Twitch and YouTube throughout the season with the finals making their way to NBC Sports’ national airwaves.
To learn more about ReKTGlobal and the Universal Open Rocket League, visit ReKTGlobal.com.
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About ReKTGlobal, Inc.
ReKTGlobal, Inc. is an esports infrastructure company that bridges the gap between traditional sports and esports, providing solutions for the entire ecosystem. The ReKTGlobal executive team brings decades of experience from Startups, Venture Capital/Private Equity, Sports, Media, Entertainment and Sports Marketing/Sponsorship. The company has offices in New York City and Charlotte, and has welcomed partners from the sports, media and entertainment industries.
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For more information about ReKTGlobal and its subsidiaries, visit www.ReKTGlobal.com.
About NBC Sports Group
When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January 2011, the sports assets of the two companies combined to form NBC Sports Group, which serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN, Golf Channel, NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio and NBC Sports Digital, which includes NBCSports.com, NBCOlympics.com, GolfChannel.com, the digital assets of the NBC Sports Regional Networks, Rotoworld, the NBC Sports Talk franchise, multiple apps, and two transactional sports businesses, GolfNow and SportsEngine. NBC Sports Group possesses an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, PGA TOUR, The R&A, PGA of America, Churchill Downs, Premier League, Tour de France, French Open, IndyCar and many more.