Legendary Aussie gaming franchises Tainted Minds and Chiefs secured their positions at the Rocket League World Finals last weekend in an epic showdown of strategy and skill. The two organisations have a deep history and fierce rivalry against one another across many current esports.
Team Immunity also claimed victory, beating out all competition in the Predator PUBG OCE Open Series. They now move forward to the Predator League Finals.
Fierce rivalries were played out at Throwdown Esports’ event. Most recently, the Chiefs’ Counter-Strike squad knocked down Tainted Minds at the Melbourne Esports Open in early September.
However, on Sunday, October 14 it was Tainted Minds who emerged victorious with a 4-2 victory over their strongest competition in the Throwdown Oceania Division.
Tainted Minds proved that it wasn’t a fluke either, by originally knocking Chiefs out of the Upper Bracket. This forced the Chiefs to fight tooth and claw for their chance at redemption in the Grand Final. But ultimate victory would not be theirs.
Spectators on TwitchTV were treated to a hard fought back and forth final before eventually Tainted Minds found their rhythm and secured first place. In doing so, they netted themselves the largest share in a the $15,000 USD prize pool.
On top of cash and glory, Tainted Minds have earned a direct invite to the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) where they will battle with the best teams from around the world competing for their slice of ONE MILLION DOLLARS. Yep, you read that right, Rocket League is officially a member of the big leagues when it comes to esports.
Chiefs were awarded an invite to the RLCS also, as well as a smaller piece of the cash prize, for their overall standing, finishing the series in second place. I look forward to watching this scene grow both locally and internationally as the RLCS looks to up the ante in prize money, invites and casting talent as well as amazing production value.
It doesn’t if you’re new to esports or a seasoned veteran, be sure to check out all the amazing upcoming Rocket League action.
As if that all car-soccer action wasn’t enough, the open league saw Team Immunity manage to hold out amongst the fierce competition at the Predator PUBG Oceanic Open Series. Beating out other powerhouse esports organisations like ORDER, Ground Zero and SYF Gaming.
All in all, it was an exciting weekend of esports hosted by Throwdown.