The WVU Esports program is set to make more history this weekend (June 2-4) as the WVU Rocket League team prepares to compete for the title of Collegiate Rocket League World Champions at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.
The 16-team tournament will take place as part of DreamHack Dallas 2023, one of the premier gaming conventions in the world. Ten of the best collegiate teams from North America and six European teams will compete for the title.
The teams will be divided into groups of four for the Group Stage double elimination portion of the tournament. WVU will begin play Friday (June 2) against Dr. Buhmann Akademie, a private school and academy in Hannover, Germany.
The eight teams to qualify from the group play will be seeded into a single-elimination playoff bracket that will decide this year’s world champion.
“We play teams like Northwood and Fisher all the time, but the chance to play against European schools is pretty special,” said Jarret Birch, a sophomore who plays under the name Angel. “They typically have a different play style and it’s going to be fun to compete against that.”
Each day of the CRL World Championship will be streamed live from the official Rocket League Twitch channel.
Last month, WVU placed second at the NACE Starleague Varsity Premier League Grand Finals and was a quarterfinalist in the Collegiate Esports Commissioners Cup.