BBC Sport will be broadcasting the Rocket League Championship Series X (RLCS X) from Saturday January 9th.
The BBC’s first esport tournament of 2021 will air on BBC Sport online, in the app and on BBC iPlayer.
It follows on from the BBC’s broadcast of the Rocket League European Spring Series and the BBC’s showing of the League of Legends NLC and UKLC last year.
RLCS X is an open event-based circuit format that culminates in an annual Rocket League World Championship, moving away from the League Play format and bi-annual seasons.
The RLCS X Winter Split (Europe Regional #3) will feature David Beckham’s Guild Esports team, giving BBC viewers the first opportunity to see them in action.
Potentially facing his former Guild Esports Team will be Team Singularity’s star signing and Scottish player Scrub Killa, who will join new teammates Breezi and Hibbs as they aim to secure a spot in the winter major.
Other teams to look out for are Wolves Esports, the professional gaming arm of English Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers, as well as UK esports organisations Endpoint, Rix.GG and more.
There’s a host of UK talent in Rocket League esports. RLCS X sides with UK players include Dignitas, Liquid, Top Blokes, Galaxy Racer, Triple Trouble, Denied, SauceSquad, FC Barcelona and Redemption.
The RLCS X Winter Split Event is available to watch on Saturday January 9th and Sunday January 10th from 3.30pm on the BBC Sport website, app and BBC iPlayer. Further broadcasts are planned for January 16th and 17th.
Elsewhere, the Excel Esports documentary ‘Fight For First’ airs on BBC iPlayer this Sunday January 10th, plus the CSGO BLAST Premier Global Final is also available on BBC iPlayer on Tuesday January 19th.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.