NBC Sports adds YouTube as new Rocket League partner

The NBC Sports division of US media company NBCUniversal has added video-sharing platform YouTube as a new rights partner for the second season of the Rocket League, the esports competition it organises alongside competitive gaming platform FACEIT.

Social video platform Twitch provided third-party streaming support for the inaugural season of the Rocket League and will return alongside YouTube.

Twitch and YouTube will stream live coverage of nearly 100 hours of Universal Open Rocket League action via Twitch and a newly-developed Universal Open YouTube channel, including regional finals and closed qualifiers, culminating with the Grand Finals that will take place at NBC Sports’ International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Connecticut, on the weekend of August 24-26.

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will also provide live-streaming coverage of the regional finals and Grand Finals and will host all VOD content.