Dual Championships for The Chiefs at DreamHack
The Chiefs have once again cemented themselves as the best esports team in Australia and New Zealand, entering Dreamhack Melbourne with two teams and exiting Championship Sunday with two titles in a testament to the effort the teams have put in over the course of this year.
League of Legends: LCO Split 2 Finals
The Chiefs League of Legends team have won their first title since 2016, triumphing 3-1 in the LCO Split 2 Grand Final held in front of a packed crowd at Margaret Court Arena against rivals Pentanet.GG. The squad won the first two games of the best-of-five series and recovered from a close loss in Game 3 to lift the trophy and conclude the most dominant season in domestic history. Despite narrowly falling short of the perfect season, what the team has done this split is unparalleled in Oceanic history, breaking numerous records in the process.
With the win, the team now qualifies for their first ever World Championship, to be held in Mexico City at the end of the month. However, we’re not going without a lack of experience. Four of the five members of the roster alongside head coach Leo “Babip” Romer have attended Worlds at least once over the past three years, and many domestic and international members of the League scene are picking our team to do great things on the Worlds stage.
The team will head over to North America in the coming days to begin a bootcamp ahead of Worlds, where they’ll train alongside some of the best talent in the world.
Halo: Infinite - ANZ Regional Championship
Our Halo team have silenced any doubters with an incredible undefeated run through the HCS Melbourne event, not dropping a single map in the best-of-five format until the Winner’s Finals — but the experience of the team showed through and we both triumphed there and in the Grand Finals to win Australia & New Zealand’s first ever major Halo event.
Alongside triumphing in front of a huge audience at Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena, the team won themselves $20,000USD in prize money and a direct invite to the main stage of HCS Orlando, one of Halo’s premier esports events. There, they’ll play against the world’s best Halo teams in an invaluable opportunity to develop and put the Chiefs name on the map. The championship points acquired from the win also puts our team in the box seat to claim ANZ’s first seed at the Halo World Championship later this year, an event not held since 2018.
Speaking after the event, Josh Harvey, Chief Marketing Officer at The Chiefs said "It was truly seeing awesome seeing both our teams achieve their goals on stage and an equally strong victory came out of game in the form of the support of our community and fans."
Harvey continued, "Our Chiefs 2022 Pro Jerseys sold out both online and at the DreamHack merchandise booth and this became obvious as the crowd was awash with decked out Chiefs fans. I could not be more proud of our players and how they interacted with those that came to support us and this connection that we have with our community is further testament to the strong culture we are building at The Chiefs."
The Chiefs head to North America as early as Saturday to begin their preparation for the international stage. Be sure to follow along with the team's success on social media with exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Thank you to our community & partners for the ongoing support, we couldn't do what we do without you and to build something special together is a privilege.