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Calling all esports enthusiasts! Once again Special Olympics, Microsoft and Xbox are teaming up to bring you Gaming for Inclusion 2022 and we want you to join!

For the second year in a row, we are hosting a Rocket League tournament in September to showcase the great gamers across Special Olympics. The winners of all the tournaments will be eligible to compete with celebrities in a gaming showcase on Sept. 17 that will be live-streamed for the world to watch!

Registration is open through Sept. 3 for Special Olympics Indiana athletes and Unified partners. Read through the step-by-step instructions in the registration guide and visit the Start.gg website to register using the code: Gamers Unite 2022.

Once you’re registered, join the GFI 2022 Discord channel as all communications to participants will be through Discord. All participants will receive a GFI T-shirt and be eligible to win additional prizes.

This year’s Rocket League Tournament is a Unified Doubles 2v2 format, and players can use either an Xbox or a gaming PC. The single-elimination bracket matches teams in a best-of-3 series. All skill levels are welcome, but you may compete against players of higher skills/ranks.

The tournament begins on Sept. 10, and the overflow tournament is Sept. 11 The celebrity showcase will take place on Sept. 17 and will be live-streamed on Twitch.

This year, Gaming for Inclusion will also feature three Special Olympics athletes as esports shoutcasters, including Special Olympics Indiana’s very own Ben Gregory from Montgomery-Parke County. Read more about Ben and the other celebrities participating this year.

These tournaments are only available to Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners age 15 and older who own or have access to an Xbox console or a gaming PC and high-speed internet. Rocket League is free to play. To download on Xbox, go to the Xbox Store and search Rocket League. To download on PC, go to Home — Epic Games, download the Epic Games Launcher, search Rocket League, and download the game.

Contact GamingforInclusion@SpecialOlympics.org for questions and support.

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