Rocketeers is back in action for RLCS Season 8

October 11, 2019 - 15:44
Rocketeers / Rocketeers.gg /

We’re baaaaaack. After a long break that spanned the offseason… and longer even… Rocketeers has finally sprung back to life. And I’m running editorial now.

I’m Andrew Hayward. I’m a veteran freelance journalist and writer who has been covering Rocket League esports extensively since the first RLCS season—more than three years now. I’ve interviewed dozens of players and personalities from around the scene, covered three RLCS World Championships in person along with Universal Open and X Games competitions, and written in-depth features about teams, tournaments, and the business behind them all. You may have seen my words at Red Bull Esports, The Esports Observer, Waypoint, and GINX TV.

And here too, of course. I started writing for Rocketeers from the very start, penning features about teams and community fixtures, and interviewing players such as Squishy, Rizzo, and Remkoe. Now after Rocketeers’ extended breather, I’m taking charge as Lead Editor and will spearhead coverage going forward. Dorian and the Veritas Entertainment crew have entrusted me to steer the ship while they’re busy with other exciting endeavors.

Going forward, you’ll see a lot more original features here, along with recaps, news, and more. And you’ll see a much more concerted social push, as well. We’re already moving on some ideas as Season 8 takes shape, but it may take a little time to ramp up to a steady flow of coverage. I’m thrilled for the opportunity to dig back into this amazing competitive scene and find all sorts of fun and interesting stories to share.


Andrew is the Lead Editor of Rocketeers, and has been covering Rocket League esports since RLCS S1 for publications such as Red Bull Esports, Esports Insider, The Esports Observer, and Waypoint. He is also currently the Content Lead for The Esports Journal magazine and has written about games, gadgets, etc. for 100+ publications since 2006.