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Known for their casual style of esports events, Beyond the Summit announced their expansion into Rocket League. Hosted in a regular house rebuilt as an esports studio, BTS organizes events with high-level gameplay with a bigger focus on community interaction in a laid back manner. The news comes several months after the announcement of the end of Gold Rush, a similar event hosted by RLCS commentator James “Jamesbot” Villar. It seems that with BTS, we now have Gold Rush’s spiritual successor.

Beyond the Summit Rocket League

While the details have yet to be announced, it’s exciting to get a more casual and fun event in-between the prestigious majors. But make no mistake — BTS is no joke. They are working directly with Psyonix and will have a $50,000 prize pool. On top of the high-level Rocket League, we can also expect other content such as player casts, skits, and more.

The end of Gold Rush

Jamesbot’s Gold Rush events were popular and held annually. With different kinds of modes such as 1v1, 2v2, and 3v3, the events invited specific players from North America and Europe to pit them against each other in teams. The first iteration was fought among the regions of Europe, US East, and US West. The second time around the teams were mixed and matched. It was a fun way to see the best players in different teams, and even cross-region teams. Additionally, there was a lot of insight from the players as they joined the hosts on the couch to commentate and analyze games, which ultimately ended up in jokes rather than actual casting being done.

While it’s uncertain whether BTS will follow this same structure, it certainly looks like it’ll scratch that Gold Rush itch. You can catch all this action August 16 – 18 on the BTS Twitch channel. Of course, we’ll keep you posted here at Daily Esports on any other details of the event as they come out! But while you wait, why not go watch Gold Rush over on YouTube?


Michael Kloos is a Dutch esports journalist and enthusiast with a particular like of Rocket League and VALORANT. He is also an avid fantasy/sci-fi reader and writer. He spends most of his time trying not to be in the real world.


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