NBC is hosting a 2v2 Rocket League tournament this weekend, a big deal for 2v2 players like Josh “JumpOnStuff” Russo who could potentially make a national broadcast debut. But when Russo’s teammate couldn’t make it down to the open, one man was willing to take up the controller and fill in: his dad.
Russo hinted at a surprise fill-in earlier today, and it was revealed when the two stepped up for their first round match against G2-A. Though dad Nick Russo wasn’t too familiar with Rocket League, he still came out to support his son and bear the “Actually Toxic” name.
When the match kicked off, dad looked like just about any other dad learning to play a PlayStation 4 game for the first time. As three other players zipped around the field chasing the giant soccer ball, papa Russo was figuring out the gas and brakes.
Rocket League is, essentially, soccer with …