Gfinity Australia have announced details of the first Gfinity Australia competition for its 2018 season.
The game titles that are set to be in the Gfinity Australia series are Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Rocket League and Street Fighter V, with a prize pool of $450,000 in its first year.
Registration is now open for the inaugural Challenger Series, a competition for all gamers, with the season commencing 7 January and running for two months. Gfinity Australia is encouraging all interested players to participate, with $15,000 in prize money on the line each month – including during the separate pre-season competition, starting this week.
Incoming Gfinity Australia CEO, Dominic Remond, has mentioned that the Challenger Series “…is designed as an integrated, grassroots support platform, which is frequently seen in traditional sports, and is key to the development of Australian esports”.
Following the conclusion of The Challenger Series in early 2018, the best amateur players from The Challenger Series will enter The Elite Draft, with the opportunity to be selected to join one of the city-based professional franchise teams and play alongside the pros in The Elite Series. Gfinity Australia will run two Elite Seasons in 2018, comprising seven weeks of competition for each season. Each season is based on a league system, with six professional teams competing, each representing a major Australian city. The Elite Series matches will be played each weekend in front of a live audience, with a finals weekend for each game title, and an overall franchise winner based on combined team performance.
The Challenger Series pre-season starts this week, with $15,000 in prize money on offer per month.
More information about the Challenger Series can be found on the official Gfinity website.
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