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Chiefs Welcome PLAYERUNKOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Squad!

We’re excited to announce the latest addition to the Chiefs Esports Club, Chiefs PUBG following the acquisition of the former MindFreak PUBG roster. Please welcome Andrew ‘eDGe’ McLaren, Nikolai ‘Kritikal’ Seth, Nathan ‘Champzzzz’ Champion and Jayden ‘Potato’ Turner to the squad! You can find their social media links below. Kritikal                            […]

Statement: Raes Suspension

We have been informed Monday by Riot Games Oceania that Quin ‘Raes’ Korebrits has received a 2 game suspension for in game behaviour. Full article here. We are very disappointed with the outcome, and will work with Quin to ensure his development and direction as a professional player. Quin is an incredibly passionate competitor, and […]

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Welcome Babip to the 2018 Chiefs OPL Squad

The Chiefs are happy to announce that Babip will be carrying the shield as the Jungler for our 2018 OPL squad! Filling the shoes of longtime Jungler Spookz, Babip is one of the most promising rookies in 2018. Sitting behind OPL great Tim ‘Carbon’ Wendel at Legacy for the past 2 years, Babip has competitive […]

Chiefs Sign Ryoma and Phantiks for 2018!

We’re pleased to announce the addition of Tommy ‘Ryoma’ Le and Richard ‘Phantiks’ Su will carry the shield in 2018. Ryoma will be our starting mid laner, while Phantiks will be our strategic coach for the next split! Ryoma returns to the Chiefs squad after starting 2017 as a substitute for the Chiefs. Sitting behind long […]

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Raes Re-Signs for 2018

We’re very excited to announce we have secured our young superstar AD Carry, Raes, who will carry the shield in 2018! Quin ‘Raes’ Korebits exploded onto the scene in 2016, debuting for Dire Wolves and earning rookie of the split honours, despite role swapping to ADC. Before the 2016 Split 2 playoffs, Chiefs initiated a […]

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Farewell Chief Swiffer

It is with great sadness today that we must announce the heralding of the end of an era. Simon ‘Swiffer’ Papamarkos will not be the starting mid-laner for Chiefs in 2018. Swiffer was one of the founding members of the Chiefs Esports Club in August, 2014. Coming over from the famed roster that dominated the […]

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Chiefs Sign Texta to CSGO Starting Roster

The Chiefs Esports Club have signed Matthew ‘Texta’ O’Rourke to our CS:GO roster, following the recent departure of Josh ‘INS’ Potter. Hailing from the Athletico, and formerly Dark Sided roster, Texta is a young high powered fragger with a great mind for CSGO, and will slot into the role gap left by INS’ departure with ease. […]

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Welcome Mitchell ‘Destiny’ Shaw to our 2018 OPL Squad!

The Chiefs Esports Club are pleased to announce that Mitchell ‘Destiny’ Shaw will carry the shield in 2018! Destiny joins after a highly successful year playing with the Dire Wolves outfit. As the starting support, Destiny won both OPL titles in 2017 and represented our region at the Mid Season Invitational as well as Worlds […]

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Brandon ‘Swip3rR’ Holland Re-signs for the 2018 Season!

We are happy to announce that Brandon ‘Swip3rR’ Holland, long time top laner and a founding member of the Chiefs Esports Club, has recommitted to the club for 2018. Brandon brings along a wealth of experience, having attended 5 International Wildcard Events, the most of anyone in Oceania. Affectionately known as Big Swips, or the Armoured Titan, […]

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Farewell to Chief EGym

It is with heavy hearts that today we must bid farewell to our longtime Support player, EGym. Bryce ‘EGym’ Paule joined the iconic Chief roster that we all know in April 2015, and since then, has accomplished a myriad of achievements with us. Winning 3 OPL finals was only the beginning; as a member of […]

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Chiefs League of Legends – Journey to the OPL Grand Final

By Alex “Alexicon” Leckie-Zaharic. Coming into the Gauntlet, the Chiefs League of Legends team hadn’t taken out a top 4 team in a best of 3 all split long. After SIN Gaming took out Avant Gaming in a 3-2 slugfest the previous day, the Chiefs were set up for a rematch with the team that […]

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The Chiefs Welcome Rocket League Squad!

We are excited to share with you a new chapter in our team’s storied history as we welcome aboard the Chiefs Esports Club’s brand new Rocket League squad formerly known as Alpha Sydney! Over the past year, this trio featuring Jake, Torsos and Drippay have established themselves as the top contenders in the Oceanic Rocket League […]

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Chiefs CSGO World Cyber Arena APAC Qualifiers

Fresh off their victory at the CyberGamer Premier League Winter finals in Adelaide, becoming the first back to back CGPL winners in history, Chiefs CSGO are in Perth to compete in the Asia-Pacific qualifiers for the World Cyber Arena global finals in China later in the year! A world wide tournament featuring the best teams […]

Chiefs CSGO at IEM Sydney RECAP!

Chiefs CSGO at IEM Sydney Recap

Written by Stephanie Leung, CSGO Manager for Chiefs For the majority of IEM Sydney attendees, the event started on Saturday, 6th of May at Qudos Bank Arena, however the journey for the Counterstrike : Global Offensive team of Chiefs Esports Club started at the ESL Studios on the 3rd of May, in a partitioned block between […]

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Roster Update

After 10 months as a core 5, we must announce Michael ‘Lightstep’ Hall has been stood down from the Chiefs CSGO starting roster. “Today we say goodbye to one of my longtime teammates and friend, Lightstep. We built this team together 10 months ago and we’ve seen nothing but improvement. Our goal was to build […]

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Call of Duty – Roster Update

Today, the Chiefs would like to announce with a heavy heart the release of long time Call of Duty captain, Jake ‘Hopey’ Hope. We would like to sincerely thank Jake for all his efforts and contributions in establishing Chiefs as a brand name within ANZ Call of Duty, being a founding member of the roster […]

Fate Joins the Chiefs Call of Duty Active Roster + MLG Atlanta Announcement

Fate joins Chiefs Call of Duty and MLG Atlanta Announcement

The Chiefs would like to welcome Jacob “Fate” Fitzpatrick to the active Call of Duty roster! Following the recent roster movements, former player Cody ‘Excite’ Rugolo has joined the MindFreak roster. We wish him and the team the best of luck in their future endeavours, and thank Cody for his time with the Chiefs! Previously […]

Chiefs 2017 Oceanic Pro League Roster Announcement

The Chiefs are happy to announce the re-signing of our 2016 two time Oceanic Pro League championship winning team! During free agency, four of the veteran players, upon discussions with management, decided it would be prudent to field offers from other teams during the Riot mandated free agency period. The players decided that it would […]

Chiefs League of Legends Coaching Changes and Recruitment Announcement

Following the departure of long time Head Coach Joshua “Jish” Carr-Hummerston, the Chiefs are on the lookout for a new candidate to fill the void! You’ll have the opportunity to work with one of the most talented rosters in Oceania, along with the perks of working with the most storied esports organisations in Australia. We […]

Chiefs Re-sign CS:GO Squad for 2017

Chiefs Re-sign CS:GO Squad for 2017

Chiefs Esports Club are pleased to announce that we have re-signed and will be continuing to work with our current Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster for 2017. In the 4 months since joining Chiefs; Michael ‘Lightstep’ Hall, Tyler ‘tucks’ Reilly, Liam ‘malta’ Schembri, Alistair ‘aliStair’ Johnston and Josh ‘INS’ Potter have made their mark in Oceanic CSGO, such […]

Official Statement – Chiefs League of Legends

Two of the most successful years in Oceanic League of Legends history, our team has been a driving force in shaping the esports scene in Oceania. At a time of great change in the industry, they have reached out to express interest in exploring other options both in Oceania and beyond. At the Chiefs, we […]

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Chiefs Call of Duty Roster Update for 2017

We recently said farewell to two people instrumental in The Chiefs’ success throughout 2016, Macka and Rival. However, today we’re happy to announce our new additions, heading into the 2017 Call of Duty season. Welcome Cody ‘Excite’ Rugolo and Cooper ‘Lakie’ Reading to The Chiefs ESC, who will be joining current Chiefs Call of Duty […]

Swiffer and Swip3rR to International Wildcard All-Stars 2016!

Swiffer and Swip3rR to International Wildcard All-Stars 2016!

Once again, the Chiefs are privileged to be represented in the Oceanic Pro League All-Star team with 2 players, the maximum amount of players possible per All-Star team! As the only team with 2 players on the roster, we would like to thank all our amazing fans who made this possible. Not just those who […]

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The Chiefs CS:GO head to PAX Australia for the ESL AUNZ Championship Finals!

This year, our Counter-strike: Global Offensive division qualified for the LAN finals of ESL Australia’s Season 2 Australian and New Zealand CSGO Championships, which will be played live at the PAX Arena, they qualified through seven weeks of competing online against Oceania’s top teams, and now the top four teams get to battle it out […]

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Chiefs CSGO are heading to Kuala Lumpur for ROGMASTERS

Over the weekend, the Chiefs Counter-strike: Global Offensive squad qualified for their second international trip in three months, this time jetting off to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to represent Oceania in the ROG MASTER’s Grand Finals! The online qualifiers took place on the 10th of September, and started the night against Incept on Cache, which Chiefs […]

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Farewell Chief Rival and Chief Macka

With the conclusion of Call of Duty World Championships, the Chiefs are sad announce today the departure of Jack “Rival” Prendergast and James “Macka” McKenzie from our Call of Duty Roster. The pair had a flourishing career during their time on Chiefs, having competed in magnificent events such as the Crown Invitational, where they narrowly […]

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Chiefs CSGO Welcome New Roster

When one door closes, 5 more open. Team ASDF have made waves in the Oceanic Competitive scene, with consistent strong performances domestically under the leadership of Michael “Lightstep” Hall, boasting a mix of young talent and experienced heads. The Chiefs Esports Club are delighted to welcome Team ASDF to our active roster!   Michael “Lightstep” […]

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The Chiefs partner with paysafecard!

The Chiefs are delighted to announce our partnership with paysafecard, the world’s leading online prepayment method! paysafecard gives people the convenience of paying online quickly and safely, with no bank account or credit card necessary. paysafecard works worldwide, and is accepted at thousands of providers including gaming, music, social media, film and other entertainment industries. […]

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Farewell Raydere

Today, with a heavy heart, we announce the departure of one of the longest standing members in the Chiefs’ League of Legends team, and the Oceanic League of Legends scene, Derek ‘Raydere’ Trang. Having been one of the founding members of the Chiefs, as well as widely renowned as one of the best players in […]

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The Chiefs eSports Club join forces with ZOWIE

The Chiefs eSports Club are excited to welcome ZOWIE as our newest partner! Established in 2008, ZOWIE has consistently proven itself to be a brand dedicated to the development of the best competitive gaming equipment available, with a strong emphasis on eSports athletes’ needs. In 2015, the ZOWIE brand was acquired by BenQ Corp to […]

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Farewell Dexter

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Chiefs have parted ways with Christopher ‘dexter’ Nong, the captain and in-game leader of Chiefs Counterstrike:Global Offensive. Stepping confidently into this role after the team’s journey at IEM Taipei at the start of the year, he has been a crucial member in the development of the team. […]

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Chiefs Overwatch Roster Announcement – Farewell Ory, Welcome Zellogs

It is with a heavy heart that we announce ‘Ory’ is stepping down from the Chiefs Overwatch roster effectively immediately. Our resident support player and Mercy aficionado, in this time with the Chiefs, Oryhas developed a reputation amongst his peers and opponents alike for being one of the best, if not the best, Mercy player in […]

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Meet the Chiefs’ recently activated Overwatch Agents!

ICYMI: the Chiefs recently acquired the Overwatch team formerly known as Vandelay Industries. Get to know the stories behind the players and their illustrious eSports careers you may have not known about! Karl ‘snowblind’ Chapman  @Chief_Snowblind  SnowblindOW Competing in multiple seasons of Divsion 1 in Team Fortress 2, most notably under Team Immunity, Snowblind was one […]

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Chiefs Activate Overwatch Team!

Today, we are proud to announce the acquisition of the top Australian and New Zealand Overwatch team during the beta, formerly known as “Vandelay Industries”. With every member of the team possessing illustrious competitive history and experience in games such as TF2, Counter-Strike and Gears of War, the team swept the two “Best of the […]

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Chiefs Welcome NaviOOT to our Hearthstone Division!

The Chiefs eSports Club are proud to announce the addition of Alex “NaviOOT” Ridley to our team, ushering in the formation of our Hearthstone division! Boasting consistently strong ladder and competition results, NaviOOT’s strong background in competitive sports complements his abilities in Hearthstone, most recently representing Australia at the Hearthstone Championship Tour Asia Pacific Winter […]

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The Chiefs Join Forces with GIGABYTE Xtreme Gaming!

The Chiefs are very excited to announce our partnership with GIGABYTE Xtreme Gaming! GIGABYTE are a legend in the gaming industry, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, and are known as a leading brand in the IT industry for 30 years. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE initially started as a small R&D team and has since become one of […]

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Chiefs CSGO Roster Update

We’re already a quarter way into 2016 and the Chiefs CS:GO division have only just started to make their mark on the Oceanic CS:GO community, in saying that we’d like to announce an update to our starting roster. Liam “Mungo” Morrow will be stepping down from his position in the team, with Nikhil “NikkeZ” Victor will […]

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CGPL April 2016 Wraps Up!

Over the 16th and 17th of April, we had jam-packed CounterStrike:Global Offensive weekend at CyberGamer’s Autumn Professional hosted at Australian Technology Park in Sydney, where the Chiefs CSGO squad faced Vox Eminor, Trident and Alpha Sydney on the first day of groups. The team started off strongly against Vox Eminor taking them down 16-7 on Overpass, […]

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Chiefs Call of Duty at Crown Invitational

Chiefs Call of Duty have qualified for the Crown Invitational as first seed through the online qualifiers! We’ll be competing with some of the best Australian talent for a chance to join Mindfreak and Tainted Minds in the main draw, fighting for a share of the $70,000 prize pool against international powerhouses OpTic Gaming and […]