All of the Gfinity Elite Series teams have now been announced. Gfinity Esports Australia announced that the Perth Ground Zero, Brisbane Deceptors and Sydney Roar join the already announced Melbourne Order and Avant and the Sydney Chiefs.
Gfinity Esports Australia will run both Brisbane Deceptors and Sydney Roar. The Perth Ground Zero have been established for some time and have been competitive in Counter-Strike: GO since 2016.
With all six teams announced, the Gfinity Elite Series Australia is ready to kick off season one on June 2, 2018.
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Dominic Remond, Gfinity Esports Australia’s CEO is incredibly excited to announce the final three teams and has high hopes for the league.
Sydney and Melbourne are arguably the most prominent sporting cities in Australia, but we know how fervent Western Australians and Queenslanders are when it comes to their local sporting clubs.
Gfinity Esports Australia is about presenting a national competition for esports fans and players, and we’re proud to offer Perth and Brisbane based fans their own clubs to support come June.
With two teams being owned and run by the league, the Gfinity Elite Series Australia provides a unique path for players to enter the esports arena. Dominic believes that esports, and particularly the Gfinity Elite Series, will bring the future of esport to the public eye.
Australian sport has a history of state owned teams, most recently with the A-League’s Western Sydney Warriors, who were hugely successful on an off field under the ownership of ruling body Football Federation Australia.
Creating opportunities for new talent to realise their potential is a key part of all sport. I’ve been fortunate to be a part of that experience within cricket for a long time.
Esports is something special, and we’ve been able to work with the existing community to help build a framework and new franchises where promising players from all genders and walks of life have a pathway to play professionally
As a major sponsor and partner of the Gfinity Elite Series, Alienware is involved in all aspects of the league. Ben Jackson, General Manager, Consumer & Small Business, Dell, Australia and New Zealand explained that gaming can be an occupation and the Gfinity Elite Series is a way to bring that idea to the sports-loving public.
Having more professional teams on board is a testament that gaming, as an occupation, is happening and gamers can realise their aspirations to go professional just like any conventional sport.
This season, fans can expect an exciting gameplay where some of Australia’s best esports players demonstrate the mastery of gaming skills they have spent hours developing and perfecting.
The city-based structure, taken from traditional sports, also introduces great city contests and we’re sure Australians will find a team they can get behind.
The Gfinity Elite Series Australia is aiming to be the Big Bash of esports and will bring the six city-based teams together at the state of the art Gfinity Hoyts Esports Arena in Sydney.
Season One begins on June 2, 2018.