You may already know this if you follow me on Twitter, but Jarenth and I have sort of fallen in love with Rocket League ever since it was gifted to us by our friend and occasional guest-writer Thanatos. If you somehow haven’t heard about the game thus far, it’s essentially soccer but with everyone driving rocket cars and attempting to punt a giant bouncy ball.
It’s a concept that absolutely should not work — an online multiplayer physics-based game about intensely fast-paced precision — but the fact that it works as well as it does is a testament to the wonders of modern technology. It is immensely fun, even if it constantly makes you feel like an idiot for missing the ball or knocking it the completely wrong way. Major League Gaming has picked up the game as an official e-sport, and this prospect thrills me.
So we’re going to stream the game on our Hitbox channel. Jarenth will be there, I’ll be there, and Ranneko might be there too! We’re aiming for 21:00 UTC. Here’s the time-zone converter if you need it. Come watch us form incompetent rocket car pileups in real time.
UPDATE: Ranneko clarified to me that he is not coming. Come watch Jarenth and I form incompetent rocket car pileups in real time though, that’s still fun to watch!