Like son, like father?
This weekend, CSN made its broadcast debut in the world of eSports by hosting one of the regionals in the $100,000 2v2 Universal Open Rocket League tournament and a tremendous storyline emerged as one player’s dad, who had never played Rocket League before, had to sub in and actually scored a goal!
Josh “JumpOnStuff” Russo learned last night that his teammate, who he had been training with, could not make it to the event, but he tweeted this morning that he had a surprise replacement.
I actually found the best stand in teammate so tune in at 1230 to find out who— JumpOnStuff LFT (@JumpOnStuff) August 5, 2017
Little did we know, it would be his dad, who had never played Rocket League before.
After struggling initially, Nick Russo, who affectionately was known as Dad throughout the game, backed his way into the ball for the lone goal late in a 4-1 loss in their first game together. When he scored, the viewers went nuts.
Despite the loss, this is a moment Nick and his son will never forget.
"One of the best father-son experiences I've ever had," Dad said. “"I've done a lot of pretty crazy things in my life and this is definitely one of them."
Click here to see video of the goal.
Coverage of the Universal Open continues Saturday night on CSN at 6:30 p.m.