Addition to their FIFA roster

French Football Club Nantes joins Rocket League esports

June 6, 2018 - 17:23
Rocketeers / Spotlight /

It’s an obvious fit for football clubs to get into Rocket League esports. It has better viewing numbers than most sports games and it doesn’t compromise the DNA of a traditional club because it’s essentially still football. Unfortunately, only a few clubs have come to the same conclusion and put together a Rocket League squad. The most famous example is Paris Saint-Germain. But there are also examples of smaller football clubs with Rocket League squads, such as Servette who will play in the RLCS next season.

Different approach than PSG

Now there is a new football club joining these two: FC Nantes. As announced earlier this week, the french club has signed three Rocket League players. The club’s approach is quite different from PSG’s. While PSG went for a well-known team to secure their spot in the upper class of Rocket League esports, Nantes signed three players who are from the region and identify themselves with Nantes. The roster:

  • Antonin “HoOuPs” Aoustin
  • Hugi “Kami” Benaglio
  • Hugo “Maaivy” De Carvalho

All three players haven’t participated in any major events or tournaments, which is why it will be interesting to see them perform under their new name, possibly in an attempt to get into next season’s RLRS.

Welcome to Rocket League, FC Nantes!

Lead Image: The Rocket League players from FC Nantes: Kami, HoOuPs & Maaivy / Credit: FC Nantes


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Dorian discovered Rocket League when it first came to PS4. He stopped playing after he saw the RLCS for the first time and became discouraged from trying any more miserable Aerials. As a journalist with more than a decade of experience working for many of the biggest German media companies he now lives out his Rocket League passion as Head Editor for Rocketeers.gg