EB Expo Sydney Finals set to begin

Hosted by ESL Australia, eSports Arena at EB Expo will commence tomorrow with four teams fighting for a share of the $10,000 AUD (~$7,500) prize pot from September 30th to October 1st.

Winning their respective brackets in the open qualifier, the tournament will consist of Athletico, AVANTonestop and Legacy. Excluding onestop, it was not an easy path for the other three teams, as they faced more difficult opponents along the road.

In close fashion, Legacy, who had been performing poorly, accomplished an upset win against the current CyberGamer OEM Champions, Parallax. Meanwhile AVANT narrowly defeated the Australian ESEA Champions of Season 22, Chiefs, in overtime (19-17) on Nuke. 

As for the defending champions of ESL Australia & NZ Season 1, Athletico had to face James "James" Quinn's Immunity in a three-map thriller. Stuart "sonic" Rayner led his team to victory in their bracket final, defeating Immunity 2-1 (16-11 de_overpass, 13-16 de_nuke, 16-9 de_mirage). In addition, they will be using Erdenetsogt "erkaSt" Gantulga for this event, instead of Connor "chuch" Morgan due to school commitments.


Athletico will be striving for another title

All four squads will meet each other on the first day in a best-of-one round-robin format. This will decide the seedings for the best-of-three playoffs the next day. The talent lineup will feature Iain "SnypeR" Turner, who attended 2 majors in the past at EMS Katowice 2014 with Vox Eminor, and ESL Cologne 2015 with Immunity.

The full talent lineup consists of:

Australia Ben "SandMan" Green - Host
Australia Iain "SnypeR" TurnerCommentator
Australia Kevin "KaRath" Zhu - Commentator
Australia Jordan "Elfishguy" Mays - Commentator

Here is the schedule for the event below:

Friday, September 30
01:30 Australia Legacy vs. Australia AVANT BO1
03:00 Australia Legacy vs. Australia Athletico BO1
04:30 Australia Legacy vs. Australia onestop BO1
06:00 Australia Athletico vs. Australia onestop BO1
08:00 Australia onestop vs. Australia AVANT BO1
09:30 Australia AVANT vs. Australia Athletico BO1
Saturday, October 01
01:00 Semi-final #1     BO3
04:30 Semi-final #2     BO3
08:00 Grand final     BO3

The prize distribution is as follows:

1. - $5,000 AUD (~$3,800)
2. - $2,500 AUD (~$1,900)
3-4. - $1,250 AUD (~$950)
3-4. - $1,250 AUD (~$950)

Mongolia Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Erdenetsogt 'erkaSt' Gantulga
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
662
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
Australia James 'James' Quinn
James 'James' Quinn
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
331
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
Australia Iain 'SnypeR' Turner
Iain 'SnypeR' Turner
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
149
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Australia Connor 'chuch' Morgan
Connor 'chuch' Morgan
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
305
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Australia Stuart 'sonic' Rayner
Stuart 'sonic' Rayner
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
210
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
#1
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Brazil NaScene 
Let's go Legacy! No Renegades :^(
2016-09-29 07:26
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Australia JoshHartSZN 
Renegades live in The US that's why they are not in this
2016-09-29 07:40
If renegades were here they would stomp them all besides athletico
2016-09-29 10:52
they would stomp athletico without a doubt
2016-09-30 02:17
ez
2016-09-29 07:25
FeelsBad ez 4 snyper
2016-09-29 07:26
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Serbia Nasta 
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2016-09-29 07:25
Please refrain from hunting for first comment and focus instead on reading the news. Irrelevant and offtopic comments will be deleted. This behaviour is not welcome and will be severely moderated.
2016-09-29 07:26
Please refrain from hunting for fifth comment and focus instead on reading the news. Irrelevant and offtopic comments will be deleted. This behaviour is not welcome and will be severely moderated.
2016-09-29 07:27
Please refrain from hunting for tenth comment and focus instead on reading the news. Irrelevant and offtopic comments will be deleted. This behaviour is not welcome and will be severely moderated.
2016-09-29 07:30
n1
2016-09-29 07:25
GO AUSSIES
2016-09-29 07:25
ez
2016-09-29 07:25
#9
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Italy xythhh 
Au cs best cs
2016-09-29 07:26
ez for pecks #go @flam3zcsgo
2016-09-29 07:37
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Lithuania mao~ 
guy on the right looks like dupreeh
2016-09-29 09:08
EleGiggle AU CS EleGiggle
2016-09-29 09:25
#16
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Europe jvesper 
okay i'll come there brb guys ez win inc
2016-09-29 09:27
ez for elfishguy
2016-09-29 09:30
gl playing at 8:30am
2016-09-29 12:44
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