North Texas SC Drawn into Group 5 for USL eCup: Rocket League Edition

FRISCO, Texas – North Texas SC has been drawn into Group 5 in the USL eCup: Rocket League Edition, a Rocket League tournament beginning March 31 and featuring 32 teams from USL League One and the USL Championship. 

Representing North Texas SC in the USL eCup is none other than Jacob Walraven, a member of the FC Dallas/North Texas SC Media and Communications Department. A seasoned Rocket League player and Twitch streamer, Walraven is proud to carry on North Texas SC's tradition of winning on and off the field.

"I feel honored to represent the reigning USL League One title-holders," Walraven said. "This is a difficult time for everyone but I hope this tournament brings some fun and cheer into people's lives. I look forward to the competition and I'll strive to bring another trophy to North Texas."

North Texas SC has been drawn in Group 5 along with USL Championship sides St. Louis FC and New York Red Bulls II, as well as the Richmond Kickers of League One. 

North Texas' first match is on Thursday, April 2 at 2PM CT against the Richmond Kickers before facing New York Red Bulls II on Monday, April 6 at 5PM. The final group stage match will take place Wednesday, April 8 at 3PM against St. Louis FC.

All North Texas SC's eCup matches will be broadcasted on ESPN3. The first match can be streamed HERE beginning at 2PM on April 2. The entire broadcast schedule can be found at https://www.uslleagueone.com/ecup-stream-center.

USL eCup: Rocket League Edition Format
The 32 clubs will square off in a one-on-one duel format and each team will be represented by a team captain, who will serve as the primary player, with two alternates available to each team over the course of the tournament. The clubs will be drawn into eight groups of four teams with the tournament’s group stage set to run between Tuesday, March 31 and Friday, April 10.

Each group stage match will be a best-of-three between the two players. Each team will play once during Week 1 of the group stage, and then twice in Week 2. The winner of each best-of-three series will receive three points in the group standings while the loser departs empty-handed.

The top two teams from each group will then advance to the knockout stage of the tournament, which will be held between Monday, April 13 and Saturday, April 25. Knockout round matches will be staged in a best-of-five series through the Round of 16, Quarterfinals and Semifinals, with the Final to be staged over a best-of-seven series to crown the winner of the tournament’s inaugural edition on the final day.

A full tournament schedule can be accessed at www.uslleagueone.com/ecup-schedule

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