The Chiefs dominate Oceania esports after performance success in each game title
The Chiefs, the leading Australia & New Zealand esports organisation, dominate Oceania esports after performance success in each game title.
Our League of Legends team put up one of the most dominant regular season performances in the region’s history, claiming first overall. After qualifying to the first Grand Final for the year, the best-of-five series went the distance but the team fell agonisingly short, losing 2-3 and taking second place. The team is now focused on the upcoming second split of the year beginning on June 6th, with a slot at the World Championship awarded to the winner (decided at the Grand Final which will be played live in front of an arena audience later this year in Melbourne, Australia)
The trend of success continues for our Halo team, who have strung together a phenomenal streak of victories en route to a prestigious slot at the upcoming Major in Kansas City. So far this year, the four-man team has won all eight tournaments they’ve entered, a record that has seldom been matched by any organisation in any esport. Most importantly, the team triumphed in the $50,000USD Oceania Super event, which booked our spot at the aforementioned Kansas City Major — which boasts a prize pool of $350,000USD.
In preparation for the Major, our team shipped out over a week prior to the event to gain valuable experience while bootcamping at the HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas. There, the team has had significant international practice training against some of the best Halo talent the world has to offer, and the stage is set for our team to make a real impact on the international stage when the tournament begins on April 29th.
Fresh off attending November’s Six Major in Gävle, Sweden, our Rainbow Six: Siege team has done it again and qualified for the upcoming Six Major in Charlotte, North Carolina, making it our second major international event in the past six months. After significant roster changes coming into the season, it took a few weeks for the new-look squad to find their footing in the APAC (Asia-Pacific) Pro League: South Division tournament. Despite the shaky start, everything clicked in the back half of the season as the team roared to life en route to a third place finish and qualification for the APAC Playoffs.
The playoffs played host to the best teams in both the APAC South and APAC North divisions, with teams participating from Australia, Korea, Thailand and Japan. After a first round defeat to one of the Korean teams, we put on a show in the next two matches, taking down the other two Korean teams attending the event — including one of the most in-form teams in the world, APAC North first seed Damwon Kia, to secure the only Oceania representation at the $500,000USD Charlotte Major. The team has also secured the maximum available qualification points so far for the end-of-year Six Invitational (which functions as the Rainbow Six: Siege World Championship) and are primed to make a run for more international attendance following their return from the Charlotte Major (which begins on May 16th).
Nick Bobir, Chief Executive Officer of The Chiefs is "very pleased with the overall success of our teams." Bobir continued "coming into this year we wanted to put more focus on our performance and have ensured we are not only working with the right coaches, but expanding the leadership where possible to make sure we stay on the right path.
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