SOOR Esports Presented by Sony, Season 1
SOOR just wrapped up our first-ever Esports pilot season of Rocket League in June. The season lasted 6 weeks and every Monday night at 6pm, teams that added up to nearly 20 athletes jumped on their gaming consoles and played Rocket League together. With their gaming headsets, everyone was able to talk with each other and socialize while playing Rocket League (a game similar to arena soccer combined with bumper cars!)
Athlete’s are loving Rocket League!
Caleb Ingebresten first got involved with Special Olympic Oregon as an athlete through our Unified Champion School’s program at Forest Grove High School. Last winter, he played on the Pacific University Unified basketball team!
Caleb found SOOR’s Esports program to quell the boredom that comes with staying at home all of the time due to COVID safety precautions.
“I really liked the sportsmanship and comradery. Everyone was very kind towards each other and encouraging when we were playing.”
Caleb and his teammates have made friendships and connections through Esports that defy the boundaries of in-person play, “You get to meet more people that are all over the state and not just in your county to be involved.”
“It’s fun, everyone has good sportsmanship, and you get to meet new people and make friends – Join in!”
- Caleb Ingebresten
The last day to register for Esports Season 2 is Friday, August 7th, 2020. Season 2 kicks off on Monday, August 10th at 6pm.