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Wake Forest 'Rocket League' esports tournament slated for August

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WAKE FOREST — Wake Forest’s Parks and Recreation Department will host a two-day online esports gaming tournament featuring “Rocket League”

Registration will open Wednesday, July 1, for the tournament, which will be held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 22-23.

Open to players ages 10 and older, the inaugural “Battle in the Forest” will be played online and livestreamed on

Registration is $5.

Teams of three players will compete in the two-day tournament which will run in conjunction with “Bull City Gaming.” Qualifying rounds will take place Aug. 22 with the top eight teams battling it out in the finals the next day.

The top two teams will receive a variety of prizes donated by Ads N Art Screenprinting, Chick-fil-A, Barton College Esports, Wake Forest Awards & Engraving and Play4Life Comics.

Considered one of the top esports games in the nation, Rocket League is a vehicular soccer video game developed and published by Psyonix. The game was first released for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 4 in July 2015, with ports for Xbox One and Nintendo Switch released later.

For register or for more information, visit or contact Recreation Center Supervisor Garrett Bryant at 919-554-6189 or