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The CyberGamer Autumn LAN was held at Australian Technology Park in Redfern, and allowed pro gamers and organisations around Oceania to showcase their skills in four different games last week.
Rocket League, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Smite players all played for a share of the AUD$30,000 prize pool on offer between the four games.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Eight teams earned the right to make it into the CyberGamer LAN finals. The teams that attended were Legacy, Incept, Corvidae, Exile5, Chiefs, Vox Eminor, Trident and Alpha Sydney.
Although there were some technical issues on the first day, the games were played and Legacy had a date with Chiefs in the finals.
With experienced and skilled players on both teams, the series was tied at 1-1. However, the Legacy CSGO squad took it up a notch and was able to overcome the Chiefs 16-7 in the final map and clinched the series 2-1.
Legacy went home with a nice $3,500, while the Chiefs left with $1,500, while Alpha Sydney and Corvidae went home with AUD$700 each.
The top two teams, Pandamonium and PLT Tainted Minds, were invited to the CyberGamer Autumn LAN to duke it out in a best of five series for the title of split one champions.
The reigning champions and world champion attendees Pandamonium, were headed into the finals confident that they could continue their dominant performance.
PLT.Tainted Minds however, showed that the champions shouldn’t get complacent. PLT.Tainted Minds were able to force a game five, pushing Pandamonium to their limits. However, experience prevailed and Pandamonium were able to take out the series, thanks to a clutch skill shot by mid laner Ochita.
He was able to snipe the fire giant from PLT.Tainted Minds, which gave them the upper hand.
Pandamonium left the tournament with $6,000 in their pockets. Plantronics Tainted Minds earned $2,500. The teams who did not qualify for the LAN, LG Dire Wolves (3rd), Avant Garde (4th) received $750, while SIN Gaming (5th) and Trident (6th) earned $250 each.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
The four best teams in Oceania converged on the ATP, and never failed to disappoint.
Mindfreak swept Orbit, while Chiefs defeated Tainted Minds to set up and epic grand final. With both teams pushing each other, Mindfreak was able to edge it out and take the series 4-3. In the third place match, Orbit proved to be too good for Tainted Minds, and won the series 4-1.
Mindfreak walked away with $4000, Chiefs with $2000, Orbit with $1500, while Tainted Minds earned $1000.
Four teams competed in the CGPL Autumn RL Finals, which included heavy favourites Sequential Gaming, Team Supremacy, Team InVidious and Another One.
Sequential Gaming made quick work of Team Supremacy, but were pushed to their limits in their next two games. They narrowly defeated Team InVidious 3-2 in the semis, then again clinched victory against Another One in the grand finals, 4-3.
All in all, it was another great event, despite the few technical hiccups early on. With more events like this, and by ESL, we’re in for an excited era in Oceanic Esports.