Posted December 4, 2017 by Adam Ghiggino in Feature
 
 

Sign-ups open for Gfinity Australia league with $450,000 prize pool


One of the hot upcoming esports competitions next year is undoubtedly the Gfinity Australia Challenger Series and Elite Series, launching with their inaugural seasons in 2018. Today, Gfinity Australia in partnership with HT&E announced some of the key details,  including the $450,000 prize pool that the Gfinity Australia league will feature, the largest ever in Australia.

Registration is now open for the Challenger Series, with the season beginning on 7 January, 2018 and running for two months. $15,000 in prize money is on the line each month, and is open to all interested players. Games featured will include Counter Strike: Global OffensiveRocket League and Street Fighter V.

Following the conclusion of the Challenger Series, the best players will continue on into the Elite Draft, with the opportunity to be selected to be part of city-based professional franchise teams in the Elite Series.

“Gfinity Australia provides a clear pathway from amateur to professional, to secure a place in Australia’s newest esports franchises, and be part of the biggest league to launch in Australia.” says Dominic Reed, Gfinity Australia CEO, “It’s exciting to see HT&E and Gfinity Australia introduce this competitive framework to boost esports in the Australian market, and bring a unique viewing experience to audiences, with substantial prize money at stake.”

Dominic was formerly the CEO of the Sydney Sixers Big Bash League, and is looking to bring his experience establishing sporting franchises to Australian esports.

The Challenger Series pre-season starts this week – to find out more head to  www.challenger.gfinityesports.com.au


Adam Ghiggino

 
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