56 rising esports stars added to the roster for next week’s Gfinity Elite Series debut

Brodie Fogg 25 May 2018 NEWS

Gfinity Australia's Big Bash League of esports kicks off 2 June.

After months of hyping Gfinity's national city-based league (the first of its kind in Australia), the tournament finally kicks off next Saturday on 2 June at the Gfinity Hoyts Esports Arena (Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park).

The two-month Challenger Series earlier this year took 61 amateur competitors and pitted them against each other across three games: Street Fighter V, CS:GO and Rocket League. Of those 61 players, 56 were drafted by Australia's various city-based teams (Perth Ground Zero, Sydney Roar, Melbourne Order, Brisbane Deceptors, Sydney Chiefs and Melbourne Avant). That's a healthy result with over 90% of competitors making it into the extended rosters of each team, nabbing a chance to play in the Elite Series.

A few key picks from the Challenger Series ranks include Brisbane expat Dom "Doom" Wilson who will be joining the top talent at Sydney Chiefs, Rocket League trio ZeN, Plitz and Sammy who will saddle up with Melbourne Avant.

You'll be able to stream the event over at Gfinity AU's Twitch channel (or via the embed below).


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