June 12th - June 19th 2022
We were tasked with providing tournament administration and broadcast production for the regional qualifier stage of the 2022 Rocket League Commonwealth Esports Championships, coinciding with the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
In February of 2022, Common Wealth Sport announced the inaugural Commonwealth Esports Championship. Staged in Birmingham, England, the Championships is a tangible result of the strategic partnership between the Global Esports Federation and the Commonwealth Games Federation. The new competition aimed to promote Esports throughout the Commonwealth, increase its level of awareness, improve standards, and inspire future talent.
Exploring esports is one of the recommendations outlined in the new Commonwealth Sport 2026/30 Strategic Roadmap. The aspiration is that the inaugural event will engage new audiences, along with enabling Commonwealth Sport to further explore the impact and potential of Esports as part of their roadmap.
Our Requirements for this event.
Integrate Commonwealth Sport’s identity into a sufficient Rocket League Broadcast Package.
Production of high-quality online broadcasts for the Africa, Asia, and European Regional Qualifiers.
Administration of every match in all Oceania, Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and European Regional Qualifiers.
Consult with GEF representatives in the lead-up to the Regional Qualifiers.
Liaise with Psyonix and Epic games to ensure all standard tournament guidelines were met.
Hours of broadcast
MIXING COMMONWEALTH SPORT & ROCKET LEAGUE
The Commonwealth Esports Championship as a product was presented in a very coloUrful and eye-catching art style, aligning with Commonwealth Sport’s brand identity.
One of our big challenges was integrating their signature art style into a series of broadcast graphics for Rocket League. We had to ensure that the graphics were uniform with the tournament’s brand, whilst also being practical and easy to understand for viewers.
Every game, every goal, and every minute, was observed by our industry-leading tournament administration team. We ensure all tournament and match protocols are followed, in line with tournament rules and Psyonix Tournament Guidelines.
Scorelines from every game are captured to resolve tiebreakers and track key tournament statistics. With key decision-making skills, our team handled every single match throughout the regional qualifiers with superb efficiency.
Equipped with exclusive match tools, our admins were able to pause matches, adjust match timers, and reset scores where necessary. These tools are entrusted to us by Psyonix and are used with care and responsibility.