Beasly Esports join forces with Army West Point Esports for Rocket League cover image

Beasly Esports join forces with Army West Point Esports for Rocket League

Beasly Esports announces its relationship with West Point United States Military Academy in providing support for their esports division Rocket League team.

The American esports organization Beasly Esports just announce their partnership with the West Point United States Military Academy for their esports division, Army West Point Esports. The organization currently owns two esports teams competing in two game titles: Houston Outlaws Overwatch and Rocket League Championship Series team, Team AXLE. Following this partnership, Beasly Esports will be supporting the military academy esports club in the American collegiate esports scene.

They will lend their support to the Army West Point Esports in the form of coaching staff from Team AXLE. Furthermore, Team AXLE will provide strategic coaching and training for the Army West Point Esports Rocket League team. They will be collaborating through the end of the Spring Term as they compete in various tournaments. In addition, the competitive season includes the National Esports Collegiate Conference (NECC) and scrimmages against other competitive esports organizations.

The collaboration opens up new opportunities for both Army West Point Esports and Beasly Esports

Victor Castro, the director of Army West Point Esports shares his excitement about the collaboration. He expressed how the team is eager to test its limits in the collegiate esports arena with the help of professional coaching from Team AXLE. Victor further stated how it is one of their biggest success to have the opportunity to work with a professional organization like Beasley Esports. He said, "These opportunities will make their experience here at the academy lifelong and memorable."

 Army West Point Esports Rocket League competes with the support of fellow cadets. (Image via West Point U.S Military Academy)
 Army West Point Esports Rocket League competes with the support of fellow cadets. (Image via West Point U.S Military Academy)

The COO of Beasly Esports, Lori Burgess, also shares the same enthusiasm. She commented on the growth of the collegiate esports scene and Beasly Esports is delighted to expand its expertise in the collegiate coaching space. She explained further, "This effort leverages our growing status within the Rocket League community and will enable us to introduce some best-in-class training practices used with our professional teams to foster teamwork, competitive fitness, and top-level performance."

Army West Point Esports recognizes esports as the next big thing

Army West Point Esports was established in early 2020. West Point U.S Military Academy noticed the bloom of the esports industry and recognizes the benefits of gaming for their cadets. They then decided to open up a spot for esports among traditional sports. Cadets at West Point can participate both casually and competitively in seven different game titles. They maintain two teams for each title called the Black team for Varsity and the Gold team for Junior Varsity.

The game titles are:

  • Overwatch
  • League of Legends
  • Rocket League
  • Rainbow 6 Siege
  • Call of Duty
  • Halo

Beasly Esports committed to deliver premium gaming content

Beasly Esports is a division of Beasly Media Group, the subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group which owns 61 radio stations in 14 large and mid-size markets in the United States. They have previously tapped into the esports market with the acquisition of the gaming lifestyle radio show Checkpoint Radio in 2018, the investment in American esports organization Renegades in 2019, the acquisition of Houston Outlaws in 2019, and the sponsorship of Team Axle in 2021.

Houston Outlaws is undoubtedly one of the top teams in the Overwatch scene. They place third in the recent 2022 Overwatch League (OWL), the premier professional esports league organized by Blizzard Entertainment. Their current roster consisted of Oh "Pelican" Se-hyun, Lee "Fearless" Eui-Seok, Kim "Shu" Jin-seo, and Lee "Happy" Jung-woo.

Houston Outlaws Overwatch
Houston Outlaws Overwatch

Meanwhile, Team Axle is holding up pretty well in the Rocket League scene, ranking 11th in the North American scene. Furthermore, the team is currently going into its second split of the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS). Their current players are Jackson "ayjacks" Carter, Jesus "gimmick" Parra, Eli "Toastie" Nichols, and Zachary "Dino" Moffatt with Jake "Wronskian" Brennan as the coach.

Team Axle Rocket League Team
Team Axle Rocket League Team

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