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Esports Top News for 05-08-2018

‘Rocket League’ and WrestleMania: Earn Special Items By Watching

Rocket League has been a partner for many recent WWE events, and continues that sponsorship heading into WrestleMania 34. To celebrate the collaboration, developer Psyonix is releasing eleven different WWE-themed items during WrestleMania this Sunday. The sweet WWE wheels are available in Rocket League starting on Sunday. The items are all smaller cosmetic decorations, but still feature some cool looks. If you plan on watching WrestleMania, you’ll also want to keep an eye on the Rocket League Twitter account. 

The WWE-themed player banners that can be earned in Rocket League. Psyonix says more codes will release throughout the year, and more items will be added to the list of possible freebies. Expect to see more pay-per-view-themed items, like a SummerSlam flag or banner. Once an item is unlocked, it will be eligible for trade like any other item. It would be awesome to see WWE go all-in with Rocket League items. 

I know many people who would like to see Superstar-specific items like a Finn Balor flag or John Cena paint job. Personally, I’d love to see the classic WWE Spinner Belt design as a set of wheels. 

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Frosty Fest Begins on December 11

Starting December 11 at 5pm PST, Frosty Fest is based on the same kind of in-game Event you experienced previously with Haunted Hallows back in October. As you’d expect, the Event format is the same as Haunted Hallows, with ‘Snowflakes’ currency replacing the Candy Corn you earned with every completed Online Match. You can redeem Snowflakes to purchase Event items, Decryptors, or the brand new ‘Frosty Fest’ Event Crate! You can grab the ‘Frosty Fest’ Event Crate three different ways, including as a drop after some Online Matches or via unlock with the Snowflakes you earn. If you’re looking for a more immediate approach, you’ll be able to purchase the Crate directly through the Rocket League client like you would Keys or Premium DLC Battle-Cars. 

Finally, we’ve heard your feedback after the conclusion of our Haunted Hallows Event last month, and we’re making some changes based on that feedback, including how many Decryptors can be obtained – stay tuned! So get the egg nog and nutmeg ready, don your best holiday sweater, and we’ll see you in the Snowy Arenas of Mannfield, DFH and Utopia! 

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Rocket League Pro Beats Entire Opposing Team For Goal

A standard competitive Rocket League team has three players, but sometimes it only takes one to slam the ball into the goal, even past all three opposing players. In quick succession Gordon beat one, two, three defenders on his way to the Evil Geniuses’ goal, getting a solo point and crushing the opponents’ very soul in the process. This golazo is another in a long list of perfect examples for why Rocket League is so compelling to watch at the highest level. Controls in the game are very basic: drive, brake, turn, hydraulics, boost. What players have managed to do with those tools is incredible. 

The way GarrettG goes over the top of one player and around another is cool, but it’s the last defender he beats that makes it awesome. He gets right up on the goal and then a short tap for forward motion, following it up with a boost and course correction to get around the defender’s right-hand side. Every time I think I’ve seen it all in Rocket League, the pros surprise me. Compete is Deadspin and Kotaku’s joint site dedicated to competitive gaming. 

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