ORDER win Gfinity Elite Series Australia S1 over Chiefs
ORDER has been crowned the Season 1 champions of Gfinity Elite Series Australia, after sweeping past Chiefs in the grand final, 3-0.
Six city-franchised teams clashed during the seven weeks of offline action that took place in front of a live audience, located at the Hoyts Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park, Sydney, Australia from June 2 to July 14.
Perth Ground Zero and Brisbane Deceptors were the first two teams to be eliminated in the BO1 round-robin group stage after five weeks in. Meanwhile, Sydney duo Chiefs and Roar advanced to the single-elimination playoffs, along with Melbourne's representatives ORDER and AVANT.
During the semis, ORDER cruised past Luke "Havoc" Paton's Roar in two maps, while Mohammed "MoeycQ" Tizani's side gave Chiefs a run for their money despite the 0-2 overtime series loss. The latter had to field two stand-ins for the entirety of the event due to tournament rules regarding VAC bans. Therefore, Tyler "tucks" Reilly and Matthew "Texta" O'Rourke were ineligible to compete for Chiefs.
In the best-of-five grand final, Chris "emagine" Rowlands' men crushed Chiefs in the opening map, 16-3 on Train, thanks to a dominating 12-3 half on the T-side. Iyengaran "IyeN" Raju and Kyran "dizzyLife" Crombie powered Chiefs to a close game on Cache, but ORDER secured their map pick on the thirtieth round (16-14) and the deciding map, 16-10 on Nuke.
|ORDER||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|63 - 45||+18||88.7||1.33|
|62 - 46||+16||80.8||1.32|
|56 - 43||+13||75.9||1.23|
|45 - 43||+2||71.3||1.09|
|50 - 53||-3||70.7||1.02|
|Chiefs||K - D||+/-||ADR||Rating 2.0|
|54 - 54||0||81.4||1.10|
|56 - 53||+3||77.6||1.08|
|56 - 55||+1||86.3||1.06|
|30 - 57||-27||52.4||0.62|
|32 - 58||-26||48.4||0.58|
Final standings for Gfinity Elite Series Australia Season 1:
1. ORDER - $40,000 AUD (~$30,000)
2. Chiefs - $20,000 AUD (~$15,000)
3-4. AVANT - $10,000 AUD (~$7,500)
3-4. Roar - $10,000 AUD (~$7,500)
5. Ground Zero