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Rocket League Gridiron Games 2: How to watch, schedule, format and more

Here’s everything you need to know about Rocket League’s 2021 NFL Kickoff event, The Gridiron Games 2.
Rocket League and the NFL have a short yet well-lived partnership. Ever since late 2020, the two brands have worked together on several in-game cosmetics, a new game mode and now a two-edition special event.

It’s like the newest Fan Pass wasn’t enough, now rocketeers will get to enjoy some high-octane action jam-packed with pros and content creators alike.

Celebrating the 2021 season, the National Football League is bringing us more demos, fumbles and touchdowns and with special guests and an exclusive player title on the line, the stakes are high as ever.

From the schedule, where to watch and who’s in the huddle, here’s everything you need to know about the second edition of the Gridiron Games in Rocket League.

Rocket League The Gridiron Games 2 - schedule and how to watch

The Gridiron Games will be taking place on 9th September 2021 at 10 am PDT (5 pm UTC).

You can catch the action LIVE on the official Rocket League Twitch.

Rocket League The Gridiron Games 2 format

The Rocket League Gridiron Games 2 will have a single-elimination bracket of four teams.

While there is no money pool up for grabs, winners of the tournament will earn the "Gridiron Games Champion" in-game title as their prize.

Rocket League The Gridiron Games 2 participants

The Gridiron Games will have three hosts, four captains and 12 players that the captains can choose from.


  • Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez
  • Jonathan “JonSandman” Sanders


  • CBell
  • Dreaz
  • herculyse
  • Hoodyhooo
  • krissy
  • Mr-Napkin
  • Neato
  • retals
  • Virge
  • Rocket Sledge
  • Shock
  • Striped
  • Torment
  • Wayton Pilkin
  • Widow
  • Woody
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Who knew the NFL and Rocket League mixed so well? (Picture: Psyonix)

Rocket League The Gridiron game mode rules

In case you haven’t touched the game mode yourself or you missed the announcement altogether, here are The Gridiron Limited Time Mode rules.

  • Gridiron is 4 on 4.
  • The standard Rocket League ball has been replaced with an American football.
  • Touching the ball attaches it to the roof of your car. In Spike Rush, the ball would attach to wherever your car made contact, but in Gridiron it will always attach to your roof.
  • If any player touches the ball, that player becomes the ball carrier, setting up the opportunity for hand-offs to teammates or steals by the other team.
  • The carrier can single jump, but double jumping drops the ball. You can also pass the ball by dodging.
  • Each goal is 3 or 7 points: 7 points are awarded if the ball is attached to a player when entering the opponent's goal, and 3 points are awarded if the ball is passed in or if the ball is loose. All own-goals are worth 3 points whether the ball is attached or it's loose.
  • Demos require Supersonic speed just like in standard modes.
  • Stay in bounds! You'll fumble the ball if you cross the line marked on the Arena wall. 

Even though it’s all fun and games, everyone would like to add another exclusive player title to their name.

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Your favourite content creators and pros will be rocking the NFL Fan Pass during the event repping one of the 32 teams. (Picture: Psyonix)

Make sure to tune in to the second Gridiron Games live on Rocket League’s Twitch and link your account for possible drops!


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