Minnesota esports group hosts state’s largest-ever Rocket League event

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Professional gaming, or esports, has grown into a multi-million dollar industry over the years.

Over the weekend Minnesota Championship Series (MCS), a grassroots esports community and the largest in the state, put on Minnesota’s largest-ever Rocket League event.

The event, held at Gamezenter in Roseville, was for any age, players from 15-years-old to 46-years-old turned up to the tournament. More than 120 players were competing this weekend.

Co-founder of MCS Corbin Fonville told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS "this is all run by people in the community. They are learning broadcast. We have an entire team of engineers and developing engineers who are working on coding our stats platform."

The winner of the tournament takes home $1,000 and a trophy.