Teams from Five States Compete in First Event on SOKY Twitch Stream
On November 17 Special Olympics Kentucky hosted and streamed a Unified Rocket League event consisting of Unified Teams from Special Olympics Kentucky, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, and Arizona. While SOKY has hosted several Rocket League tournaments in the past, this was this first one streamed on the new SOKY Twitch Channel.
The Unified Rocket League Tournament was divided into two brackets based on estimated team rank. The High-Octane Bracket consisted of teams whose average rank was between Bronze and Platinum (Beginner-Intermediate), whereas the Supersonic Bracket consisted of teams whose average rank was Diamond and up (Advanced level). SOKY’s own Dillon Meador and Brian Parsley came out on top in the High-Octane bracket just sneaking past fellow SOKY pair Logan Lewis and Corey Chitwood for the Championship.
The Supersonic Bracket Champions were Richard Klingensmith and Max Levy of SOPA. The event announcers were SOKY Athlete Ambassador, Hayden Redmon, along with SOKY staffers, Michael Justice and Mark Buerger.
Our second hosted Rocket League Tournament will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26, starting at 7 pm. Once again teams from Kentucky will compete with teams from several other states. You can watch all the action on our Twitch stream.
While Esports can be done in person, the virtual nature of it offers the unique opportunity to compete with athletes from other states. SOKY has paired with SOILL and SOPA in the past, but in looking to expand with other states, this was the first opportunity to also include SONY and SOAZ.
While expansion to other games is a possibility in the future, thus far, Rocket League has been the main game SOKY has participated in, due to its cross-platform capabilities and free download. Recently, we have started to also play Fall Guys, following an invite from SOAZ to participate in their Unified Duos tournament.