Gfinity Elite Series Season 2 Week 2; Close Calls and Hard Fought Matches
Gfinity Elite Series Season 2 Week 2 is done and dusted. With intensely close matches, the teams pushed back and forth, hustling for the win.
In Counter-Strike we saw Brisbane Deceptors step up and give Melbourne ORDER the most competitive match of the competition; either in this season or season one. Going into a 42 round overtime, the Melbourne boys finally managed to close it out for a win.
There was an atmosphere of humbling and respect on the stage as the teams shook hands, ORDER feeling a very real threat from the young Brisbane squad.
Gfinity Elite Series Season 2 Week 2
The Sydney ROAR won an important match against Perth’s Ground Zero, proving that Sydney has a bit of life left to it in the CS scene. AVANT displayed dominance over the Chiefs, who seem to be struggling with a young inexperienced side and roster changes.
The big question is can the ‘once upon a time’ IEM competitors bring it back or are they set to be the bottom of the CS ladder this season. As it stands, ORDER and AVANT are at the top of the ladder with ROAR just behind.
In Rocket League, however, it was a different story. Brisbane beat out ORDER in a close 3-2 series which places them tied for top place. The Chiefs turned the tables with a 3-0 stomp of Melbourne AVANT and Ground Zero managed to come back 2-0 down to secure a reverse sweep against Sydney ROAR.
Proving they have the mental fortitude to put the first two matches behind them, they pulled off the rare feat and win their match 3-2.
Week 2 Results
Street Fighter delivered intense action as well, with the weekend’s matches between AVANT and Chiefs set at 1-1. The decider went AVANT’s way with a close 4-3 victory.
The Melbourne ORDER demonstrated why they are the most formidable organisation in the Gfinity series with a 4-2 win over Brisbane Deceptors, as did Ground Zero with a convincing 4-2 win over Sydney ROAR.
CS:GO kicks off at 3 PM Saturdays, with Rocket League starting at 11 AM Sunday and Street Fighter V at 4 PM Sundays. Rocket League will also be live on Network Ten’s Eleven from 11 AM-1 PM every Sunday.
All of Season 2’s games will once again be played live in the HOYTS Gfinity Esports Arena in the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park Sydney. Tickets for all matches will be available in the coming weeks at www.gfinityesports.com.au.