Richmond Raceway to Host Rocket League Tournament Prior to the TOYOTA OWNERS 400

Richmond Raceway eSports Fueled by Sunoco will host TITANS: Richmond Raceway, a Rocket League Tournament, for fans to compete in the interactive video game combining the skills of soccer and driving prior to the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. The Rocket League Tournament will take place in the Main Expo Hall at Richmond Raceway (Richmond) on Saturday, April 13. Richmond is partnering with 2050 eSports for the Rocket League Tournament.

“The Rocket League Tournament is yet another way we are growing Richmond Raceway eSports Fueled by Sunoco and exposing fans to an interactive, racing experience over the Toyota Spring Race Weekend,” said Richmond President Dennis Bickmeier. “Rocket League is one of the most popular games in the world of eSports, so the event will be a great addition to the fan experience. We look forward to the opportunity for fans to engage in a new race day event with the Rocket League Tournament at Richmond.”

Rocket League is a unique video game that combines the finesse of soccer with the skills of driving. This physics-based game is focused on multiplayer competition with a variety of high-flying vehicles powered with huge rocket boosters. Fans will be able to score aerial goals and game-changing saves during the Rocket League Tournament.

The competitive bracket of the Rocket League Tournament will feature 16 three-player teams in multigame match play. The invitational tournament will consist of head-to-head in competition, culminating in the championship prior to the green flag waving for the TOYOTA OWNERS 400. Featured matches and the championship match will be live-streamed via Twitch and Facebook throughout the day. In the open bracket, fans will be able to register on-site and compete in head-to-head matches.

The Rocket League Tournament will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Main Expo Hall, located beside the Midway, at Richmond. Registration for the tournament will be open play on site. Additionally, the Main Expo Hall will be filled with Rocket League demo stations, opportunities to learn from a pro, new product demonstrations, fan competitions, and other displays.

The partnership with 2050 eSports featuring Rocket League is an extension of the track’s growing eSports platform, Richmond Raceway eSports Fueled by Sunoco. As the presenting sponsor for Richmond Raceway eSports, Sunoco holds the naming rights associated with all Richmond Raceway eSports activations and entitlement sponsorship of individual competitions that Richmond hosts. In 2019, Richmond will continue to grow its eSports presence by competing in the eNASCAR Peak Antifreeze iRacing Series (NPAiS) with Jimmy Mullis in the No. 46 and Malik Ray in the No. 90. Richmond is the only track competing in the series. Richmond will also host over 20 eSports competitions on the NASCAR Heat series by 704Games on Xbox One and Playstation 4 as well as activate with the Richmond Raceway Simulator at outbound events.

The Richmond Raceway Simulator is an interactive two-seat, in-car driving simulator that allows fans to get behind the wheel to drive Richmond’s famed ¾-mile D-shaped oval. The Richmond Raceway Simulator is powered by iRacing, the world’s premier motorsports racing simulation platform. Richmond-based Sim Seats designed and installed the hardware for the simulator. The Richmond Raceway Simulator is featured at select outbound events throughout the year.

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