Get ready for the most air-rollingest, flip-resettingest event of the year: the Ford + Rocket League Freestyle Invitational! In this special event, we've picked some of the best Rocket League freestylers in the United States. They'll hit the pitch to find out who walks away as a champion and with a real 2021 Ford F-150.

Before we take flight, let's get you all the details and dive into just exactly what freestyling is!

What Is Freestyling?

Put simply, freestyling is Rocket League's version of a dunk contest, where style, creativity, and flair are the name of the game. Sure, you've got to score in order for all that razzle dazzle to count for anything, but it's the finesse that counts in the end. The higher the degree of difficulty and spice, the better a shot is scored by the judges.

Driven by a community of passionate (and mechanical) players and organizers, freestyling is one of Rocket League's most creative ways to play the game competitively. Like any event that judges the creativity and difficulty of a given action, the beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. But in Rocket League, there's no mode that relies more on a mastery of the game's many mechanics than freestyling.

How the Event Will Work


The Ford + Rocket League Freestyle Invitational will take place over the course of two days, February 24 and February 28. It will be an eight-player, single-elimination bracket with the Quarterfinals and Semifinals taking place on February 24 and the Grand Finals taking place on February 28 preceding the North American Winter Major Driven By Ford Grand Finals. Every match will be played in a Best-of-3 (BO3) format.

Match Format

  • Best-of-3 format

  • Standard, five-minute game of Rocket League with unlimited boost enabled

  • All players will use the F-150 RLE

  • Once a goal is scored, five celebrity judges and Twitch chat will give a score out of 10

  • The judges' scores will be added together to get the Freestyle Score

  • The player with the highest single shot Freestyle Score in a game wins that game

You read that right! Twitch chat (that means you!) will be part of the judges panel. That means we need you to tune in and bust out your calculators - 'cause no one knows how to get hyped for insane goals like the Rocket League Community!

Who will you be casting your vote alongside? Check out our panel of all-star hosts and judges:


  • Goldenboy

  • Jon Sandman


  • Gibbs

  • JZR

  • Kronovi

  • Musty

  • Chell

But who will be the competitors? Psyonix hand picked eight of the best freestylers in the United States to face off against one another. Check out the list below:

  • Atlas

  • Fire

  • Forky

  • Mesko

  • Nytrodryft

  • Ostrich

  • Reel

  • Taku

Where and When to Watch

As mentioned above, the Quarterfinals and Semifinals will take place on February 24, while the Grand Finals will take place on February 28. Check out the times below:

  • Quarterfinals and Semifinals: February 24, 10 a.m. PST (6 p.m. UTC)

  • Grand Finals: February 28, before the Grand Finals of the North American Winter Major, approximately between 1:30 p.m. PST (9:30 p.m. UTC) and 2:30 p.m. PST (10:30 p.m. UTC)

You can catch the event on the official Rocket League Twitch channel. If you want to participate as an audience judge and vote during the Ford + Rocket League Freestyle Invitational, make sure to tune in via Twitch and vote in chat. We'll see you on February 24 as we kick off the most stylish Rocket League event of the year!