Supercoast featuring Rocket League
Over 8 weeks , registered teams of 3 (aged 12-18yrs) will meet weekly to battle it out to win their round of the video game Rocket League, with the goal of earning a spot in the Grand Final held in December
Rocket League was chosen for its for its E rating (for everyone) and fast 5 minute games where crazy cars try and score goals on a giant domed soccer pitch.
The fixtures will be run in Term 4 , this is a pilot program and participation and feedback is welcome.
The Final 8 teams on the ladder will then meet at BREC in December to compete, on stage, in front of 200 people for the inaugural crown of Rocket League Champions 2022.
OCTOBER – DECEMBER
- Teams of 3
- Teams or Individual registrations and beginners welcome
- 8 Week Qualifying Rounds
- Top 8 players to compete in front of spectators
- Trophies, Prizes and Giveaways
SuperCoast ESports Registration
Supercoast is a small group of Bunbury locals who have decided that gamers deserve their own local competition and eSports event.
Inspired by Flaktest, a Perth schools-based gaming competition, we have created our own regional pilot event that we hope will be the start of an ongoing event for kids and adults alike.
What do we know about gaming? Not a lot…but this is a pilot and we’re here to learn how to put on the best gaming event for our community.
Our long term vision is to bring gaming out of the bedroom and into the mainstream. We want to demystify it for parents so that everyone embraces gaming culture. With the right innovation and technology businesses investing in our city, our kids will have a diversity of modern opportunities for a better future.
Meet the Supercoast Team
She is a parent who constantly wonders if she’s scarred her children for life by letting them have access to video games. But she’s decided she can’t keep sticking her head in the sand and hoping for the best! With this event she hopes to bring the community on a journey to see how they can make gaming work for everyone. Using her event experience from the Bunbury Chinese New Year Festival, she’s very excited to see what this inaugural event brings!
As a Twitch Streamer and Content Creator, Sonia has specialised in building communities around video game entertainment online since 2018.
She is excited to be involved in the creation of an in-person eSports community in WA.
An avid gamer since the 80’s when he first got his hands on the Commodore 64 and also involved in the technical side of the Entertainment Industry for over 20 years, a merger of both of these fields was bound to happen. Alan is thrilled to help bring eSports to the South West for the first time on this scale
Brad van Leur
I’ve been gaming since I was around 8 years old, in some cases making it into the top 10% on oceanic servers, while also playing a lot of traditional sports to a high level, I really enjoy the competitive aspect that esports can bring to a larger audience. Going forward I have shifted my focus into ICT and am super happy to be a part of this project.
About Rocket League
Described as “soccer, but with rocket-powered cars”, Rocket League has up to eight players assigned to each of the two teams, using rocket-powered vehicles to hit a ball into their opponent’s goal and score points over the course of a match.
The game includes single-player and multiplayer modes that can be played both locally and online, including cross-platform play between all versions. Later updates for the game enabled the ability to modify core rules and added new game modes, including ones based on ice hockey and basketball.
Rocket League is a sequel to Psyonix’s Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, a 2008 video game for the PlayStation 3. Battle-Cars received mixed reviews and was not a success, but gained a loyal fan base. Psyonix continued to support themselves through contract development work for other studios while looking to develop a sequel. Psyonix began formal development of Rocket League around 2013, refining the gameplay from Battle-Cars to address criticism and fan input. Psyonix also recognized their lack of marketing from Battle-Cars and engaged in both social media and promotions to market the game, including offering the game for free for PlayStation Plus members on release.
Rocket League was praised for its gameplay improvements over Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle-Cars, as well as its graphics and overall presentation, although some criticism was directed towards the game’s physics engine. The game earned a number of industry awards, and saw over 10 million sales and 40 million players by the beginning of 2018. Rocket League has also been adopted as an esport, with professional players participating through ESL and Major League Gaming along with Psyonix’s own Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS).