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Big East and ESL partner for Rocket League season

This isn't Big East's first encounter with Rocket League.

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The Big East Conference website has announced that they've partnered with ESL for the first Big East Esports season, featuring none other than Rocket League being played this autumn and next spring by participating colleges.

"ESL and the Big East are working together with the universities and students to weave esports into the fabric of campus life through competition, research and curriculum," said Craig Levine, Global Chief Strategy Officer at ESL. "We anticipate that Big East Esports will help lay the structural foundation for the future of player and fan ecosystems in the U.S."

Rocket League has already been hosted by Big East as part of their Esports Invitational in April, and the company itself notices a growth of esports in universities.

"We are very excited to partner again with ESL to build our platform in this rapidly evolving sector," added Vince Nicastro, deputy commissioner and chief operating officer of the Big East Conference. "We believe that competitive esports in the collegiate setting have considerable growth potential, and our inaugural competition will allow us to connect with a growing number of students that are actively engaged in esports on our campuses."

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