Wolverhampton Wolves Esports Launch a Rocket League Team

by in Rocket League | Nov, 5th 2020

Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. already had a series of esports teams: PUBG, Identity V, FIFA 21, and FIFA Online 4. To join those, Wolves Esports announced today they have recruited a Rocket League team to join their stable of esports professionals! Led by Rix Ronday, who came over from Libertas, and this trio could truly be a force to be reckoned with as the RLCS X Winter Split kicks off. We’re very curious to see what they can do.

The Best Time to Join Rocket League

Rocket League is a lot like football, only with vehicles, and a much bigger ball. It’s not hard to see why a football club would be into it. However, there has never been a better time to get into Rocket League, with the transition they made into the free-to-play territory. 

This announcement came today via Russel Jones, the Wolves GM of Marketing and Commercial Growth, and he had this to say:

“We are thrilled to announce the launch of a Wolves esports Rocket League team. Millions of people around the world are playing Rocket League and, given its similarities to football, it felt like the perfect next step into esports. 

“Gaming and esports remain a crucial part of our brand growth strategy and signing such talented and ambitious players to represent our Rocket League esports team is another step forward in our journey to build stories outside of football and widen the appeal of the Wolves brand across the world.”

The scouting process took about six months, and they picked up some solid players all around. Rix Ronday again came from Libertas. Luis Puente Peña hails from Edelweiss Esports, and finally, Ole Van Doorn was recruited from Barrage Esports. 

Rix seems pretty excited too, as the very first Wolves Esports Rocket League team captain. That has to be an incredible amount of pressure, but he seems to be handling it well. Rix says he feels they recruited two of the most exciting talents in Rocket League, with Ole and Luis, so they’re going to do their best to put some wins on the board.

You don’t have long to wait on the RLCS X Winter Split either, as it all goes down on November 12th, at 8 am PST. We don’t know who is going to come out on top, but we have very high hopes for the brand-new Wolves Esports Rocket League team. One of the best parts about Rocket League is that it’s essentially football cranked up to 11 with way more speed and intensity. It really just feels like a perfect fit for Football Clubs. Perhaps we’ll see other clubs pick up on the hype.


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