The Gfinity Elite Series might be entering its 5th week today, but it has been quietly helping newcomers, with a host of rookie players, sitting in amongst the pro's, with some teams being made of rookies and taking out a win or two.
Though it can be a challenge, allowing players to dive into the deep end of esports and play with ANZ’s best is an opportunity rarely given. Developing their skills in an ecosystem like this allows plenty of room to improve and learn from more seasoned players. Brisbane Deceptors’ Rocket League squad and Melbourne Avant’s CS:GO teams are both made up entirely of draftees and have been putting on stellar performances against opponents. The Deceptors have found themselves with only one loss and tied for second place, while Avant CS:GO sits at the top of the table, undefeated.
“Results like that of Melbourne Avant are how we find the new stars of the ANZ scene. It keeps the player pool fresh, and gives the veterans new and varying competition to keep them on their toes and stay at the top of their game,” said Dominic Remond. “These players vary in experience and age and come from all walks of life, brought together by a love of esports. We have electricians, high school students, tertiary students, a game designer, social worker, sports management staff and more, all playing under city based clubs in Season 2.”
“It’s been great to see both new and old Australian and New Zealander esports fans embracing the Gfinity Elite Series Australia in 2018,” said Dominic Remond. “There’s plenty more to come in 2019 and beyond, and we look forward to continuing to deliver some of ANZ’s finest esports competition to the community."
The 5th week kicks off later today, so be sure to check out the schedule, to see what teams are playing in which game.