The Gfinity Elite Series Australia presented by Alienware is a uniquely structured competition designed to elevate Australian esports to the next level, with local gamers competing for some of the biggest prize pools in the history of Australian esports, with $450,000 on the line in 2018. Over seven weeks, 6 city-based clubs will battle it out across CS:GO, Rocket League and Street Fighter V to win prize money, trophies and bragging rights. But how does the Elite Series work? How can you watch? Read on to find out...
The Elite Series currently hosts 6 professional esports clubs who go head-to-head live in the Gfinity HOYTS Esports Arena for a shot at championship glory.
They will compete across three games;
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (FPS) - 5 v 5
Rocket League (Sports) - 3 v 3
Street Fighter V (Fighting Game) - 3 v 3*
- SFV Team Play provides an extra layer of strategy as players must decide in which order to compete, with all 3 players required to fight during the best-of-seven matches.
League Play is a 5 week, round-robin schedule where clubs will fight to earn points and reach the top of the Elite Series standings. There are four leaderboards to follow, one for each game title and an overall Club Championship. At the end of the League Play, the Top 4 Clubs from each of the game title will move on to the next stage, Semi-Finals, while the bottom two clubs will no longer continue through.
Following the 5 weeks of round robin League Play, we move into two weekends of Final events - starting with the Semi-Finals! The Top 4 clubs from each game will be at a cliff edge as they battle it out in a single elimination format for one of two Final positions. Here is when we'll start to see which Clubs are in the best spot to take out the overall title. In Week 7, we reach the Finals and the Top 2 Clubs from each game title will come face-to-face for the last time to decide who will be the champion of CS:GO, Rocket League and Street Fighter V, and which Club will triumph overall as the Season 1 Gfinity Elite Series Australia Club Champion!
But there's more than just championship titles on the line. In 2018, Gfinity Esports Australia is presenting $450,000 across two seasons of the Elite Series. With these being some of the largest prize pools in Australian history the competition is going to be fierce!
CATCH THE ACTION!
From Nov 3, you can watch all the LIVE action across multiple channels, so pick your favourite!
Be in the audience live in the Gfinity HOYTS Esports Arena, Moore Park, Sydney!