There is no denying that the Covid-19 pandemic has changed many things. One area that has been impacted by the pandemic is the world of sports, or the general lack thereof. Which was particularly impactful for the Special Olympics.

The safety of athletes is the most important thing during this current climate and because of this having any of the Special Olympics sporting events is impossible. With no sporting events to look forward to, the Special Olympics has looked for other ways to offer events for their athletes.

One way that the special olympics is able to offer events is through the world of esports. It was announced that the special olympics will be teaming up with Rocket League esports to provide a tournament for players. The esports tournament will be held on the 26th of September. It will have a start time of 9 am and Rocket League will be available for free on the Xbox, Playstation 4 and PC.

Viewers will be able to watch the tournament on Players can register at This will be a very special event and will help ease some of the pain of not being able to have a normal special olympics this year.

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