Paris Saint-Germain and Tundra Esports team up on the Rocket League game
Paris Saint-Germain Esports are making a comeback on Rocket League, as part of an association with the major Esport organisation Tundra Esports.
With the ambition to be among the world's best and to achieve results together in long-term championships, PSG Tundra will leverage the growing awareness of the Paris Saint-Germain brand in the world of video games and the unique expertise of Tundra Esports in esports performance and content creation to develop a highly engaged fan community.
The aim of the collaboration is to create a competitive team, capable of winning every competition it enters, but also a brand that is close to its fans' interests. Full details of the team, including players and coach, will be announced shortly.
Considered one of the most technically challenging video games, Rocket League quickly became a sensation in Esports. Released in July 2015, this mix of football and driving is played by nearly 100 million people worldwide each month, a sign of its success with gaming and football fans.
Fabien Allègre, Paris Saint-Germain's brand director, said: "We are delighted to be returning to Rocket League, one of the most popular games in the world. We look forward to seeing the PSG Tundra team triumph. In putting together this team, Paris Saint-Germain is keen to capitalise on its presence in Europe and to continue its expansion there. Thanks to the PSG Tundra team, the Club now has 7 Esports teams."
Tundra Esports was formed in 2019 with the ambition to bring together the best Esports talent from around the world. Winning numerous titles on various games (Dota 2, FIFA and Fortnite), the UK organisation has developed a significant international reputation through the championships it competes in and represents the go-to organisation on the international stage.
Tundra Esports' Executive Chairman and Interim Managing Director said: "We are delighted to be partnering with France's elite team Paris Saint-Germain. PSG shares the same values as we do at Tundra, with a vision beyond competitive gaming by offering fans a unique and unforgettable experience through gaming culture, art and music! We can't wait to see what this team will accomplish."
Winners of major tournaments on the Rocket League professional calendar, notably through their success in 2018 at DreamHack Leipzig and in 2019 at DreamHack Valencia, Paris Saint-Germain Esports is making its return to the licence and setting out to conquer new titles in the American game's competitions.
about Paris Sant-Germain Esports
Paris Saint-Germain launched the PSG Esports division in 2016 in line with its unique innovative positioning. The next-generation club has quickly become a key international player in this sector that reaches millions of young people around the world.
Paris Saint-Germain Esports currently has 7 professional teams playing at the highest level in League of Legends (PSG.Talon), DOTA 2 (PSG.LGD), Fortnite (PSG.TNA), Arena of Valor, Rainbow 6, FIFA 23 and now Rocket League. Paris Saint-Germain entertains millions of players and viewers throughout the year by participating in the biggest international competitions. Esports teams provide a presence in Asia for the Paris Saint-Germain brand with teams based in the US, China, Thailand, Singapore and Japan.
Paris Saint-Germain is one of the most committed clubs in the professionalisation of Esports. In addition to the development of its teams, the Esports programme of the Paris Saint-Germain Academy offers training courses aimed at training and progressing on different games while adopting good reflexes for an ethical practice of gaming. In 2021, Paris Saint-Germain opened an Esports studio, dedicated to gaming and digital activities, to welcome beginners and experienced gamers in the heart of its infrastructure in Boulogne, near Paris.
about Tundra Esports
Based in the UK, Tundra was established in 2019 and has quickly seen its professional teams win in some of the world's biggest Esports competitions such as the Dota 2 World Championship, Fortnite Champion Series C3S2 or FIFA ePremier League.
Committed to creating an engaged and vibrant community, Tundra has built its reputation through innovative entertainment and partnerships with content creators and brands.
In 2022, Tundra Esports saw its subscriber base grow by 100% from 1.6 million to 3.2 million, monthly impressions from 5 million to 10 million, video views by 200% and its brand grow to 1.25 billion impressions thanks to broadcasts of Esports competitions and the significant growth of its talent team, which now includes more than 20 professional players and creators.
The team has secured eight championship placements, including DPC WEU (Dota 2), ePremier League 2022 (FIFA), FNCS C3 S2 2022 (Fortnite Champion Series: Chapter 3 Season 2), and has placed in the top three multiple times for all three teams.