Registration deadline approaching for Saturday’s “Battle in the Forest” Esports gaming tournament

Monday, April 18, 2022 - 11:14am

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department will host an online esports gaming tournament featuring "Rocket League" this Saturday, April 23. Open to players ages 10 and older, the online tournament is free to play and will be live streamed on Registration is open through Wednesday, April 20, at

Teams comprised of three players each will compete in what is scheduled to be a single-day tournament to be run in conjunction with "Bull City Gaming." In the event more than 32 teams register, the tournament will expand to two days with the qualifying rounds taking place on April 23 and the top eight teams battling it out in the finals on Sunday, April 24. As an added incentive, the first 30 people to register will have their name entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Nintendo Switch. Only tournament participants are eligible to win.

The top three teams will receive a variety of prizes, including a scholarship from Barton College Esports. 

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 released later for Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. For more information, contact Community Center Supervisor Grayson Pridgen at 919-554-6726 or