Our favorite esports highlights from the week!
Aussies represented onerous on the world stage this week as some enormous tournaments befell. The RLCS World Championships noticed some implausible performances from the OCE squads, and the Chiefs had been representing Australia onerous on the IeSF World Championships. Name of Responsibility WWII noticed some love again residence, as the primary CWL 2000 Collection Match befell.
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Rocket League – RLCS World Championships
The RLCS Worlds had been on this weekend, and two Aussie groups made their approach to the Washington D.C. primarily based competitors. JAM Gaming and The Chiefs Esports Membership confronted off in opposition to eight of the very best groups from NA and EU, and whereas issues acquired off to a tough begin, it was immensly thrilling for followers of the sport. Pale Horse misplaced to each PSG Esports and Mock-It Esports in straight units, however the Chiefs clawed their method out of final place. Shedding a nailbiter to G2 Esports, they then beat North American third seed NRG earlier than falling in a slobberknocker in opposition to Cloud9. Cloud9 would go on to beat G2 Esports (who despatched Chiefs to the Loser’s bracket) earlier than falling to Technique, who would wind up being dominated by the eventual champions, Gale Power Esports. Watch the Chiefs show-off some high tier play in opposition to NRG beneath.
CSGO – IESF World Championships
It was a bit onerous to tune into the motion on the IESF World Championships in Busan, South Korea. Three video games shared the highlight, with Tekken 7 and League of Legends stealing stream time away from Counter-Strike at occasions. Nonetheless, there was some implausible CSGO motion on the occasion as a mostly-Chiefs pushed Australian facet gained their group however fell to Romania within the quarter finals. The Chiefs subbed in Grayhound’s DickStacey for an absent INS, they usually struggled with placing each Switzerland and Romania away — casters pitched that maybe the workforce did not need to pull out their fundamental methods with DickStacey within the combine. Nonetheless, they performed nicely — watch them take the lead in opposition to Switzerland after being down virtually your complete map.
Name of Responsibility WWII – APAC CWL 2000 Collection
Name of Responsibility WWII continues to be a relative child on the scene, having solely been out just a few weeks, however the aggressive scene is already testing the waters with the primary 2K sequence competitors going down over the weekend. Groups From round Australia duked it out for 2000 Professional Factors, all of the whereas feeling out the native competitors for the World Conflict 2 primarily based recreation. With the mobility of Name of Responsibility’s previous couple of video games gone, COD:WW2 is a change of tempo — however Mindfreak’s implausible COD workforce did not appear to overlook a step as they stomped their method by way of the competitors. DDELS had been the shock upstarts within the competitors, three-and-ohing everybody of their path on their approach to the Finals — together with Tainted Minds, who’re nonetheless adjusting. Ultimately although, Mindfreak was too strong they usually gained. Watch Shockz clutch out an in depth spherical with a 2v1 beneath.
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