Updated 1/5 – Registration & Tournaments Dates* 

Esports is a form of organized, multiplayer sport competition using video games.

SONJ successfully piloted Rocket League tournaments for the fall season. Players competed from September through October. Rocket League will be returning for a 2021 season starting in January – dates are below!

Did you compete in any of the Rocket League tournaments? If so, please consider completing the Fall Esports Survey to tell us about your experience – you may also write-in any games that you would like us to consider in the future!

2021 Rocket League Tournament Registration


Available Events

  • Rocket League Tournaments (traditional and Unified) – At-Home (“Virtual”)

2021 Tournament Dates

Rocket League Tournament dates for 2021 are below:

  • Wednesday, January 20th @ 5pm (Postponed until 1/22)
  • Wednesday, January 27th @ 5pm – Registration due 1/20
  • Wednesday, February 3rd @ 5pm – Registration due 1/27
  • Wednesday, February 10th @ 5pm – Registration due 2/3
  • Wednesday, February 17th @ 5pm – Registration due 2/10
  • Additional games are TBD.

Additional Info

Participation Information
  • Participants may compete in all four tournaments offered by SONJ.
  • Participants must register for each tournament to play.
  • Any SONJ athlete, Unified partner, or coach wishing to sign up for a tournament must be previously registered with SONJ and have the necessary paperwork clearing them for participation.
Criteria for Advancement

There will not be a culminating competition for Esports. This competition is NOT a qualifying event for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games.

General Guidelines
  • Participants will play in Rocket League Tournaments - Rocket League is a soccer-based game using high powered cars
  • Players will have to own or have access to the game/system in order to play
  • Players should have an online membership to play the determined games
  • Rocket League can be played on PC, Play Station 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch
  • The tournaments will all be private. Players will receive a special code to enter the tournament. Please view the guidelines below to learn how to enter a tournament.
  • Players will be able to use Discord to communicate with one another. Discord is an app used for chatting in the gaming world.
Helpful Resources
  • You will find resources below that will help you navigate the Rocket League tournaments as well as the chat-app we will be using
  • It is also very important to continue stretching and staying active, so reference the Mobility Training for exercises that can be done before or after playing video games.

Rocket League Tournament Guide

Using Discord on Web Browsers - Video

Using the Discord Phone App - Guide

Esports Mobility Training - SO Arizona

Please contact Jess Stevenson at JNS@sonj.org with any questions regarding Esports.