FIRST Partners with RoboSports Network for PLAYxPLAY

For nearly half a decade, FIRST Robotics Competition fans have enjoyed the RoboSports Network coverage of the FIRST Championship. FIRSTChampLive provides whip around coverage of the best matches from all fields at the FIRST Championship.

Following one of the recent FRC Blog posts, we are excited to share the good news – this season, RSN is joining forces with FIRST to bring PLAYxPLAY to you from Week 1 through the District Championships in Week 7.



Check out live action and reports from the field, along with in-depth analysis on PLAYxPLAY, our new show on FIRST tv , every Saturday from Noon to 8 PM Eastern Time, right here. The first episode is this Saturday, March 2, with action being reported from Week 1 events!

FRC Blog (Source)

Each Saturday from 12 PM – 8 PM EST we’ll be curating upcoming and recorded matches from around the world to give you the best live viewing experience in FIRST. We plan to cover as many events as possible, combing through thousands of matches to bring you the most exciting matches of the weekend. We’ll be hosting the show live from the FIRST Headquarters Studios in sunny Manchester, New Hampshire.

You can find PLAYxPLAY on the FIRST main twitch channel at

This sounds amazing! With there being so many events going on simultaneously each weekend, having a feed where you can catch all the best matches, especially ones from events that might not be on your radar, is such a luxury. Combine PLAYxPLAY with the The Blue Alliance Gameday multi-view and you’ve pretty much got the dream viewing experience for FRC fans.

Karthik Kanagasabapathy (Source)

I’m incredibly excited to be a part of the production crew for PLAYxPLAY. I’m coming into my fourth year with RSN, and the entire experience has been an absolute blast. From being on desk for post-match game analysis at the Festival of Champions, to interviews on #FIRSTChampLIVE, to making calls on the desk at events like IRILive and GameSense@ Chezy Champs, I’ve had a chance to do a lot with the crew both on air and behind the scenes. This will be like nothing you’ve seen before, and we can’t wait to share our analysis with you now through the end of the Championship Events.

Ruth Toomey, RSN Analyst and Producer

Whether you’re a die-hard FIRST-er, or you’re bringing folks in from outside of the FIRST tent, PLAYxPLAY is where you’ll want to be each Saturday during the competition season!

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