Brandon Sturak
Brandon Sturak
Brandon is a writer and editor for ESTNN with a passion for esports. He writes about League of Legends and esports generally, providing analysis and commentary on both. He is a founding member of Niagara University Esports, while being the previous mid laner and current Head Coach for the NU Esports LoL team. Twitter @GhandiLoL

Mission Control Partners With Special Olympics In New York And Oregon For Rocket League Competitions

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A summer of Rocket League competition awaits.


Today, Mission Control announced a new partnership with the Special Olympics. Mission Control is a gaming platform that brings all sorts of communities together. As a result of the partnership, there will be a summer-long Rocket League competition for Special Olympics athletes from New York and Oregon to compete in. Because of the global pandemic, gathering together can be unsafe. Fortunately, the Special Olympics can still connect people through esports and the Mission Control platform specifically.

In fact, the competition has already begun! The games started on June 15, but worry not, they'll run through the rest of this summer. There are both 1v1 and 2v2 competitions. The 2v2 teams will join people with intellectual disabilities with those who don't, promoting social inclusion, friendship and understanding. In today's world, that's great to see.

President and CEO of Special Olympics New York Stacey Hengsterman commented on the partnership:

“Our athletes cannot wait to jump into the esports world of competition, and we are proud to deliver them the opportunity in partnership with Mission Control, a company at the top of its game. Rocket League is going to bring our Unified Sports program to the next level, not only now while athletes are unable to compete in person but for the long-term. I can see this growing into a powerful new way for our athletes to stay connected with one another in the off-seasons for years to come.”

This partnership is something exciting among all the conflicts recently. To learn more about the Special Olympics in New York, visit their website. Also, curious gamers can visit Mission Control's website for more information about them, their platform and mission.

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