SWC 2018: Round 2 - Rocket League

Thirty-two gamers squared off in 1v1 rocket cars to stay alive in the Shacknews World Championship.

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The field had been narrowed down to thirty-two players after Round one of the Shacknews World Championship. Our intrepid electronic sportsman Blake Morse was joined by Shacknews intern Donovan Erskine and myself to commentate on Rocket League. The game is a mighty test of skill as it is incredibly easy to pick up and play yet super difficult to master. Players had to keep their wits in order to advance to the round of 16 and keep their hopes alive. WIth a $50,000 prize pool, nerves were certainly starting to play a major role in this round of the electronic sports tournament. Please take a look.

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Be sure to check out all the rounds from the Shacknews World Championship 2018. Round 3 featured one of my favorite console shooters of all-time, Halo 2.


Asif Khan is the CEO, EIC, and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Tendobox.com. Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

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