Category: Events

The Winter Classic to Benefit Shalthis

A few days ago, Shalthis (Stephen Perry) joined the RHL Discord server and received a warm welcome from our community.

Shalthis on the RHL Discord Server
Shalthis on the RHL Discord Server

According to Rocket League Subreddit user CloudFuel, “Shalthis was one of the very first casters to come into Rocket League, was one of the original community Power Rankers, was one of the first casters to join Rocket League Central (casting several hype early events like the Gfinity Invitational, the first iteration of Rocket Royale, and the RLC Pro League), coordinated/casted the first Rocket League charity event: The Winter Classic, worked with several orgs/groups in the community to help build the esports scene, designed gfx for a some community members, and was just an overall joy to have in the community.”

In April of 2016 while on a trip in Arizona, Shalthis suffered a massive stroke at the age of 35. Since then, he’s been in the hospital recovering and slowly making progress with speech and physical therapy. His wife has set up a GoFundme campaign to help generate the funds necessary to bring him home, “Because of Steve’s current condition, he requires medical transport in order to come back home,” She said.

“I have contacted several places and the cost of travel to bring Steve back home via air ambulance is roughly $25,000. This cost covers the use of a pilot and medical staff to monitor Steve in addition to the use of the medical equipment during the flight and the use of the plane itself, including the cost of the jet fuel required for the trip. Steve would need to take an ambulance to and from the airport, and this cost is included in the above figure. Unfortunately, the insurance company will not cover the cost of the trip, which puts the burden of the cost to bring him back home solely on me.

Due to insurance reasons, I am unable to move Steve until the beginning of 2017 and I would like to have him transferred as soon as I can arrange everything. This move will require quite a bit of communication and paperwork to get everything set up, but I am hoping I can arrange it by mid to late January.”

RLXL Winter Classic to Benefit Shalthis

Rocket League XL is a charity organization started by members of the community to collaboratively host charity events for the Rocket League scene. During its first event, the organization raised $10,000 for Extra Life.

Shalthis organized and casted the first Rocket League charity event named: The Winter Classic. He is unable to cast this event so the team is continuing the tradition in his honor this Saturday where all proceeds will be donated to his GoFundme campaign. Details for the event are listed below.

We highly encourage you to tune in and watch the event and if you can, please donate to help Shalthis get home.

Team Badwubs Wins Second vVv Captains Hockey Draft

vVv Gaming held its second Hockey Captains Draft yesterday and Team Badwubs won it in convincing fashion. Team Badwubs consisted of @badwubs, @kryptmotron, and realabruzzi with Badwubs as team captain. The team plowed their way through the winners bracket to make it to the grand final.

Second Hockey Captains Draft Bracket
Second Hockey Captains Draft Bracket

Team Nostradominus made up of @nostraldominus, mystic_man95, DoctorbooomSVK with Nostradominus as team captain, gave Team Badwubs a run for their money. The two teams met in the winners final with Badwubs pulling off the victory. After winning the losers bracket, Nostradominus faced Badwubs in the grand final where Badwubs clinched the title going undefeated.

Special thanks to the fine folks at vVv gaming for organizing this event. Although was tough to figure out at first, after a few matches, it made things a lot easier with little involvement necessary from an admin. To watch the event in its entirety, check out the following video that’s four hours in length.

vVv Gaming & Rocket Hockey League present: 2nd Hockey Captain’s Draft Community Game Night on Saturday, January 7th!


Come join in on the 2nd vVv Gaming and Rocket Hockey League Hockey Captain’s Draft community event this Saturday, January 7th!

This event will be a Captain’s Draft style, double elimination 3v3 Snow Day event. Grab your Captain Daddy hats, bundle up, and equip your Mountaineer wheels so we can all head to the hockey rink! This tournament will follow the same rules and regulations as the regular vVv Gaming CGN: Draft events do, except that the default map will be DFH Snowy or Utopia Coliseum Snowy instead of DFH Stadium.

When: 5PM EST (2PM PST/10PM GMT) Check-in starts at 4:30PM EST and closes at 4:45PM EST
Where: vVv Discord Server ( Discord Guide:
Format: 3v3 – Double Elimination Tournament. Best of three (Bo3) in the winner’s bracket and best of one (Bo1) in the loser’s bracket until the last two matches which return to best of three.

Server Settings:
– Snow Day mutators (ball type puck, ball bounciness low).
NOTE: Options must be also be changed in the mutators sub­menu!
– Map is DFH Stadium Snowy (Utopia Coliseum Snowy can also be used if both teams agree)
– Default for all other game settings

Registration: Visit on the day of the tournament to register.  PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CREATE AN ACCOUNT ON THE SMASH.GG WEBSITE, link here. IT WILL BE REQUIRED TO BE IN THE TOURNAMENT.

While signing up you will be able to volunteer to be a captain. If there are more volunteer captains than the total number of teams, the captains will be picked at random from the pool of volunteers. If there are not enough volunteer captains, then the remaining number of captains needed will be chosen at random from the remainder of players. Captains will take turns picking their teammates in a “snake-style” (A, B, C, C, B, A) draft until all teams have 3 players each. Participating with friends is encouraged, however, there is no guarantee that you will be on the same team. The captain’s name will be entered into the Challonge bracket and will be used to represent their team. Voice channels will be created for each of the teams on our Discord server.

The event will last around 3-4 hours.

If you have any questions, please come to the RHL discord:

:snowflake: :ice_skate: See you on the ice! :ice_skate: :snowflake: