Huge weekend of esports coming up with Throwdown Esports’ PUBG and Rocket League Finals

It’s going to be a massive weekend for esports in Australia with the Throwdown Esports Rocket League and PUBG Oceaniac finals taking place. The finals will give local teams the chance to compete on the global stage and share in a prize pool of $1.765 million.

PUBG will see 18 teams battling across seven games, while four teams fight for supremacy in Rocket League. The winners of the PUBG finals will head to Thailand, while those victorious in Rocket League will be heading to Las Vegas.

It’s a great chance to support local talent so make sure you tune into ThrowdownTV’s Twitch channel.

Throwdown Esports

The action kicks off at 12 pm AEDT, Saturday, October 13, 2018, with the Predator PUBG OCE Open Series Powered by Throwdown Esports. As mentioned, 18 teams will battle across seven matches for a share of the $15,000 AUD prize pool.

The winning squad is automatically qualified for the Predator League finals in Thailand. The prize pool there is $250,000 USD.

The 18 teams who will participate are;

  • NoInVitez (formally Greyhound Gaming)
  • Team Immunity
  • SYF Gaming
  • Raging Knight
  • Avant Gaming
  • Archaic
  • Chiefs ESC
  • New Genesis
  • Kanga ESports
  • Vizard
  • Paradox
  • JAM Gaming
  • Justice Esports
  • Trident Esports
  • Team 404
  • Shattered Facade
  • Extricity

Once all the PUBG action is done and dusted, the Rocket League OCE Championship will kick off at 12 pm AEDT, Sunday, October 14, 2018. It took eight weeks of play to determine the best four teams in the region and they are;

  • Chiefs ESC
  • Tainted Minds
  • SYF Gaming

Taking place in a double elimination bracket this weekend, the teams will share a prize pool worth $50,000 USD and the top two teams will progress to the RLCS World Championship in Las Vegas with a prize pool of $1M USD.

That means that there’s a 50% chance for these four teams that they’ll be heading overseas to represent Australia and walk away with a big prize.

Make sure you tune in to catch all the action.

Leo Stevenson
Leo Stevenson
I've been playing games for the past 27 years and have been writing for almost as long. Combining two passions in the way I'm able is a true privilege. PowerUp! is a labour of love and one I am so excited to share.

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