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Gaming for Inclusion

November 11, 2023 - November 12, 2023

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Special Olympics, Microsoft and Xbox are teaming up to bring you Gaming for Inclusion and we want you to join!

We are hosting a Rocket League tournament November 11-12, 2023 to showcase the great gamers across Special Olympics.  The winners of all the tournaments will be eligible to compete with celebrities in a gaming showcase on November 18th, 2023 that will be live streamed for the world to watch!

New this year: there will be a practice tournament on October 15th. Unified teams can register for this tournament through the GFI registration platform on Start.gg.


Registration Live Link

GFI Registration Instructions 2023

Discord server link for event communications: Click here to join

Game Title: Rocket League

Console: Xbox and Gaming PC

Gaming for Inclusion Dates:

  • Rocket League – Saturday November 11 – Time TBD
  • Rocket League Overflow Tournaments – Sunday November 12 – Time TBD
  • Celebrity Showcase – Saturday, November 18 – Time TBD – LIVE STREAM

Practice Tournament:

·       Practice Tournament Rocket League – October 15 – Time TBD

Tournament Structure:

  • Unified Doubles (2v2) – pairs must sign up as a team with 2 accounts on Start.gg
    • If you want to participate but don’t have a partner, sign up and we’ll do our best to find you a partner for Gaming for Inclusion
  • Single elimination bracket where each matchup is a best of 3 series

Merchandise: All participants will receive a GFI t-shirt.


  • All skill levels are welcome to register, but please note that you may compete against players of higher skills/ranks.
    • If athletes or unified partners would like to join the tournament but don’t have a partner still register!  We will do our best to find you a partner
  • These tournaments are only available to Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners who own or have access to an Xbox console or a Gaming PC as well as have access to high-speed internet.
  • Participants must be 15 years or older on game day.
  • Make sure all participants join the GFI 2023 Discord channel as all communications to participants will be through Discord
  • Rocket League is free to play on Xbox & PC. To download on Xbox, go to the Xbox Store and search Rocket League.
    • To download on PC, go to Home – Epic Games, download the Epic Games Launcher, search Rocket League, and download the game.
  • Must be registered by November 4, 2023


November 11, 2023
November 12, 2023


Emma Thomas
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