NFL STAR RUNNING BACK BOSTON SCOTT BECOMES FIRST TWO-SPORT ATHLETE TO COMPETE ON NFL AND PROFESSIONAL ROCKET LEAGUE TEAM
SCOTT JOINS DIGNITAS’ ROCKET LEAGUE TEAM AS THE 4TH MEMBER OF THE TEAM AND GAMING CONTENT CREATOR
Los Angeles, California, Feb. 2, 2022 -- Dignitas, the esports vertical of New Meta Entertainment, Inc. (NME), has today announced the signing of Boston Scott, NFL running back and Rocket League competitive player. Scott maintains “Grand Champion” status in Rocket League, which places him in the Top .52% of over 6 million competitive players globally. He has signed with Dignitas’ two-time World Championship-winning Rocket League Team as the 4th member and substitute for the professional team, led by Jack “ApparentlyJack” Benton, Joris “Joreuz” Robben and Kyle “Scrub Killa” Robertson. The announcement was made by Michael Prindiville, CEO of New Meta Entertainment, Inc. after Scott donned a Dignitas jersey to ring the Liberty Bell to kick off the game between the Philadelphia 76ers and Washington Wizards.
“Gaming has always been a big part of my life. It has had an impact on me since I was young that has made it bigger than just a hobby that I enjoy,” said Scott. “So the fact that I'm able to join Dignitas is a dream come true. I’m so excited to work with this organization and I'm extremely grateful they have given me the chance to be a part of them. Pro football has made me fall in love with competition, learning, and shown me the importance of teamwork. No matter what is in front of me I’ve learned how to adapt and overcome. I’m excited to see what that leads to with Dignitas and the best Rocket League team in the world.“
"We are thrilled to have Boston join Dignitas in what is a landmark signing for Rocket League and the greater esports community," Prindiville said. "Not only are Boston's competitive achievements in Rocket League astounding but his natural charisma and infectious enthusiasm for gaming fits perfectly with the Dignitas brand - and we look forward to seeing him compete competitively for Dignitas Rocket League in 2022. . Additionally, through an exciting new content series the community will witness and engage in Boston's grind to the top, and he's psyched to meet fellow Rocket Leaguers during an upcoming activation at an RLCS event in North America. Stay tuned to witness Boston’s gaming journey.”
Dignitas is widely recognized as the most successful organization in Rocket League’s history, with six Championships over the last three years. Most recently, the team’s star-studded roster of Joris “Joreuz” Robben, Jack “ApparentlyJack” Benton, and Kyle “Scrub Killa” Robertsen finished Top 8 in the world at the RLCS Winter Major, complementing their 1st place finishes at the BMW Open and Monaco Gaming Show. Joreuz, age 16, has quickly risen to fame as one of the most exciting players in the professional scene. ApparentlyJack, age 18, has made a name for himself as the fastest growing influencer in the RLCS, while former World Champion Scrub Killa, age 18, has turned heads as he continues to tell the story of his resurgence back to the top.
Scott, who goes by the gamertag “B0ston.”, hails from Zachary, Louisiana, where he was a three sport athlete. Upon a standout career he continued playing football at Louisiana Tech where he competed from 2014-2017. In 2018, Scott was drafted by the New Orleans Saints prior to spending the next four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he recently enjoyed a landmark 2021-22 NFL season scoring eight total touchdowns.
Rocket League, the popular vehicular soccer esport from Psyonix, continues to grow Dignitas’ die-hard fan bases in Europe, North America and the Middle East. Through combining competitive accolades with a roster of top-tier Rocket League influencers such as Herculyse, TigerQueen, MK, and Sam, Dignitas has solidified itself as the strongest global brand in Rocket League. With key focuses on vehicles, petrol, tires, and automotive accessories, Dignitas is paving the way for new brands and personalities to meaningfully activate within the gaming and esports industry through their championship-winning Rocket League team. Dignitas’ Rocket League platform is the fastest growing community in the space, with fans engaging with @DignitasRL on Twitter and the DignitasRL YouTube channel.
The announcement comes two days before the team competes in the highly contested Rocket League Championship Series European Regional, taking place February 4 - 6, 2022. Fans can tune-in to Twitch.tv/Dignitas on February 4 and Twitch.tv/RocketLeague February 5 and February 6.