From 4 November, BMW Esports is giving the global Rocket League community the unique opportunity to lift off virtually with the new BMW M240i xDrive Coupé in the action-packed video game, before the car is launched.
“The driving characteristics of the new BMW M240i xDrive Coupé make it a brilliant fit for Rocket League and Esports as a whole. We’re also supplying cool designs and additional in-game items in collaboration with Psyonix. I’m confident that Rocket League gamers – both amateurs and pros alike – will have a great deal of fun with the car,” said Stefan Ponikva, VP BMW Brand Communication and Experience.
BMW Esports is Title Sponsor of the BMW Rocket League Open, one of the most important events in the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) on 6 and 7 November. The BMW Freestyle Tournament gets underway on 4 November, in which invited contestants go head to head in knock-out rounds, exclusively with the virtual BMW M240i xDrive Coupé.
The car is available to all gamers to purchase for a whole week. In the BMW Freestyle Tournament, 25,000 US dollars are up for grabs; while in the BMW Rocket League Open, the top European Rocket League, pros will do battle for the win and a total prize fund of 100,000 US dollars.
A PERFECT MATCH.
Rocket League, developed by US company Psyonix, offers a unique hybrid of arcade football and action-packed driving pleasure – making it the perfect fit for the dynamic, extroverted BMW M240i xDrive Coupé. Cars that can drive, jump and even fly, require a high level of gaming intelligence, strategic thinking and fast reactions.
"Flying, rocket-powered cars that you can play football with is something that I dreamed about when I was young,” said Stefan Ponikva. “Rocket League makes this dream come true for its huge community."