Season 2 of the Gfinity Elite Series Australia has come to a close. After several weeks of gruelling competition, Melbourne ORDER put to bed any suggestion that it wasn’t the best team in the league.
Melbourne ORDER walked away with two of three championships, winning CS: GO and Street Fighter V, while Sydney Chiefs walked away with the Rocket League championship after defeating Sydney Roar.
The entire weekend was a huge success and proved once and for all that Melbourne is the capital of esports in Australia.
Gfinity Elite Series Australia
The end of season 2 marks the end of the first year of the Gfinity Elite Series in Australia. According to Gfinity Esports Australia CEO Dominic Redmond, the series has been a massive success.
We’re incredibly proud of the Gfinity Elite Series’ first year in Australia.
Across two seasons we’ve been able to work with both the established and grassroot esports scenes locally, and help foster the fast-growing Australian communities for three titles.
We’re eager to see that growth continue, especially with new talent likely to emerge in 2019’s Challenger Series for season three.
During 2018, the Gfinity Elite Series in Australia grew its audience by expanding its broadcast footprint to include five online broadcasters and free-to-air channel 10Peach.
The most recently added platform, Mixer, saw increasing viewership through the last few weeks of the competition.
Having won both seasons 1 and 2, Melbourne ORDER now stands head and shoulders above the other teams in the league. Redmond said of the successful team;
After a successful year in the scene with our staff, players and partners, we’re looking forward to what 2019 will hold.
We hope to see Australia’s next home grown talent rise, maybe even giving back-to-back club championship winners, Melbourne ORDER, a run for their money in 2019.
We’re looking forward to Gfinity Elite Series Australia’s third season in 2019 and Melbourne’s continued dominance.