Gfinity Australia has officially announced Melbourne and Sydney will be the first cabs off the rank in the Gfinity Elite Series of Australian esports.
The Sydney Chiefs and Melbourne Avant will bring the citywide rivalries to the esports ring, with the new Gfinity Elite Series letting the teams battle it out in competitive matches in Street Fighter V, CS:GO and Rocket League.
These two teams are the first of six to be announced that will be competing for the first round prize of $450,000.
“We’re proud to be among the first clubs to join the Gfinity Elite Series in Australia, and representing our fans and city of Sydney.,” said Sydney Chiefs owner Frank Li in a press release. “Through the Gfinity Elite Series, our players can experience the privilege of donning a jersey for Sydney and representing this great city, as well as being a part of a famous sporting rivalry. We can’t wait to face off against Melbourne Avant.”
Melbourne Avant CEO Wes Collier is in the same frame of mind. “We are thrilled to get the opportunity to represent the fans of Melbourne and join the Gfinity Elite Series. Clashes between Avant and the Chiefs bring a heightened passion, but this amazing rivalry just became more personal for the fans, Melbourne Vs Sydney, Avant Vs The Chiefs.”
The Elite Series kicks off soon – keep an eye out for more.