In the fourth week of the Gfinity Elite Series, we saw some inner-city rivalries.
Both Melbourne and Sydney teams clashed to find out who rules their respective cities. Meanwhile, Perth took the fight to the Brisbane Deceptors in a back and forth series.
In CS: GO, the Chiefs managed to knockdown Roar 16-13 in a hard-fought series. This victory gives the Chiefs a shot at the finals but they’ll have to beat ORDER next week, who have found their form again since last week’s thrashing.
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A 16-9 win to the ORDER over Avant saw ORDER manage to rally after a humiliating loss in week 3 to seal the deal. Both Melbourne CS: GO teams have been in great form all tournament but ORDER are looking the team to beat.
Meanwhile, Ground Zero beat Deceptors 16-8. Either the Deceptors had answers to the Perth team or Ground Zero was unable to find last week’s form again. With that win under their belt, Ground Zero has a real shot at the final if they can secure a win next week.
In Rocket League, Sydney Roar got revenge over the Chiefs with a sound 3-0 victory.
Unfortunately, the Chiefs never looked to stand a chance, as both of these teams look to be facing each other in the finals is it a sign of things to come?
Melbourne ORDER, fresh off the back of a CS: GO win, decided they wanted more. A 3-1 win over Avant looked as if the battle for Melbourne was going to be a clean sweep. The Brisbane Deceptors maintained their Rocket League form with a solid 3-0 win over Perth to exact their revenge on Ground Zero.
Brisbane is still struggling for their first win in CS: GO and Street Fighter, but it’s clear that Rocket League is their game.
The battle for Sydney was back and forth all weekend, but the decider eventually went to Chiefs in Street Fighter V.
Chiefs pulled out all stops in a 4-2 beat-down of the Roar, the derby proving Chiefs are the dominant Sydney Esports franchise.
The match everyone was talking about was the Melbourne derby, with ORDER already winning CS: GO and Rocket League it was clear Avant Gaming had something to prove.
A final round Birdie mirror match brought the game right down to the wire, as Avant handed ORDER their first Street Fighter loss since Season 1. Nabbing first place in the Street Fighter standings for Avant in the process.
The final match of the weekend was a 4-0 thrashing, with Deceptors still without a Street Fighter win. Perth Ground Zero was taking no prisoners as they aim to send a clear message to both Melbourne squads, angling for a finals spot they are looking to strike fear in the hearts of Avant and ORDER.
As we approach the end of the regular season, remember you can catch the action live on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. 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.