In the middle of a coronavirus-enforced tournament break, the USL has decided to run a tournament in Rocket League. The USL or United Soccer League oversees the US club soccer and has now launched a month-long esports competition.
The idea is to keep soccer fans engaged during the pause that has been forced by the virus. Indeed, all sorts of sports and even esports tournaments have been cancelled by the current crisis, but some esports leagues have taken to setting up alternatives for fans. One of them was the Codemasters F1 tournament that has been set up for F1 fans… and now the USL is focusing on Rocket League to do the same.
The USL eCup: Rocket League Edition
The USL eCup: Rocket League Edition will be the first gaming venture set up by the USL. It’ll feature a total of 32 clubs from the second-tier Championship and third-tier USL League One. This will allow for eight groups of four teams each to compete in the group stages.
Starting from March 31st, the group stage is set to run until the April 10th. Only the top two teams of each group will advance to the knockout stages happening between the 13th and the 25th of April. Not unexpectedly, the entire thing will be streamed on Twitch, as well as on