Community Updates: Esport Season Kickoff

Community Updates: Esport Season Kickoff

Jan 31, 2024

Pioneers fans,
The time is finally here: both the Rocket League and iRacing seasons started this month, and we look forward to an incredible year of Pioneers esports. Below are the Pioneers' recent highlights since the last newsletter:

  • QuikTrip Pioneers Gaming Sweeps First Weekend of Rocket League

  • eNASCAR Season Launched with Exhibition at Daytona International Speedway

  • Register Your Team for the first Stateline Showdown Series LAN of 2024

  • Pioneers Limited Edition Collaboration with QuikTrip and MADE MOBB

  • Midwest Fest Volunteer Opportunities

QuikTrip Pioneers Rocket League Crushes Competition, Advance to OCE Top 16

QuikTrip Pioneers Gaming kicked off the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) 2024 season with a bang. The revamped RLCS format features two splits with 3 open qualifier events each, leading to intense international majors where teams battle for crucial points determining the path to the World Championship.

The season kicked off on January 27-28, and QuikTrip Pioneers Gaming showcased their prowess, sweeping Gamers Gravity 3-0 and securing another impressive 3-0 victory against That's Crazy. This outstanding performance has earned the Pioneers a spot in the upcoming Swiss Stage on February 2, where the top 16 teams in Oceania will compete for a spot in the Playoffs. Please help us congratulate the QuikTrip Pioneers’ star players, Scrub, Amphis, Fiberr, and Coach Mock, for an incredible start to the 2024 RLCS season!

The RLCS broadcasts will continue to be live on Twitch, YouTube, and TikTok. For updated streaming information, see here

Pioneers Rev Up the 2024 eNASCAR Season with High-Octane Racing Action! 

Engines roared, and excitement filled the air as Pioneers fans witnessed the thrilling exhibition kickoff of the 2024 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series on January 30 at the virtual Daytona International Speedway. In a noteworthy update, Pioneers fans were delighted to see the continuation of our pro driver Wyatt Tinsley (#20), alongside a warm welcome to Graham Bowlin (#48), joining QuikTrip Pioneers Gaming as the second driver this year. QuikTrip Pioneers Gaming delivered an unforgettable performance during the exhibition. Tinsley took home 1st place, and Bowlin placed 8th.

Be sure to catch all the action as the Pioneers compete in the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series, streaming live every other Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. CST on and NASCAR's Twitch and YouTube channels. The first official race of the season will be on February 27 at the virtual Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Get ready for a thrilling season filled with victory and excitement!

Stateline Showdown Series Kickoff with Call of Duty Tournament

Get your game face on, gamers! The highly anticipated Stateline Showdown Series 2024 is kicking off with a bang on February 3 at LEVELUP Arena. Presented by the Army National Guard and hosted by Pioneers and LEVELUP Arena, this first event promises an adrenaline-fueled experience you won't want to miss. The free-to-enter Call of Duty tournament starts at 10:00 am, with doors opening at 9:00 am. Each team must have 4 registered players, with the option for an additional 5th player as an alternate.

Plus, to celebrate the first Stateline Showdown Series LAN of 2024, the Pioneers are giving away a free SCUF controller! Fans can scan the QR code to enter the drawing and join the excitement. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a casual gamer, the Stateline Showdown Series' inaugural event is your ticket to gaming glory. Rally your team, register here, and be part of this historic esports revolution, where competition meets camaraderie, and the gaming community takes center stage. Get ready to level up – it's game time!

Unveiling the QuikTrip Pioneers Gaming Racing Jacket

The Pioneers are thrilled to announce the QuikTrip Pioneers Gaming Racing Jacket! This exclusive jacket is a testament to the intersection of gaming culture and streetwear, born from a dynamic collaboration between the Pioneers, QuikTrip, and MADE MOBB.

To celebrate this exclusive collaboration, The Pioneers are excited to give away a select number of these limited-edition QuikTrip Pioneers Gaming Racing Jackets to our incredible community! For more details and a chance to snag yours, head to the Pioneers' Twitter and stay tuned for upcoming exclusive merchandise drops that will redefine the gaming and streetwear landscape.