Last week, the BBC announced that it will be broadcasting season number ten of the Rocket League Championship Series starting January 9th.
Broadcasts are set to commence at 3:30 pm on January 9th and 10th.
The BBC will be broadcasting the RLCS X Winter Split, in particular Europe Regional #3, with organizations having already completed the ‘Fall’ section of the competition last year.
In addition the London-based media company stated that further broadcasts of the competition are planned for January 16th and 17th.
Some of the participants competing in Europe Regional #3 include David Beckham’s Guild Esports, Wolves eSports, the professional gaming arm of Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers, as well as football giant FC Barcelona.
Potentially facing Guild Esports will be former player and new star signing for Team Singularity, Kyle ‘Scrub Killa’ Robertson, a Scottish 17-year-old who is widely regarded as one of the best Rocket League talents in the world, this isn’t the first time that the BBC has aired Rocket League to showcase esports in the mainstream media as it broadcasted the European Spring Series in May last year.
Additionally, the media company’s esports content in 2021 is not solely including Rocket League, as the BBC has already announced that it will be broadcasting the
CS:GO BLAST Premier Global Final on its BBC iPlayer later this month. Moreover, BBC Three is also set to air a five-part tv-series following UK-based esports organisation EXCEL Esports.
There is no doubt that the demand for esports in the mainstream media as well as gaming products continues to develop, the BBC taps into the wealth of esports with Rocket League while retailers and fashion brands continue to grow their share– something they have already tested the waters of before and found success in, we are sure that we will be seeing more gaming sneakers, apparel and esports shoes and accessories filling in gaps in the market looking to represent the top players, streamers and content creators around the world.