Team Australia have placed overall 9th after facing off against 37 other nations at the 2016 International eSports Federation (IeSF) World Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia.AOC is proudly a major sponsor of Team Australia.
Now in its eighth consecutive year, the World Championship sees Team Australia compete against 37 other nations in three titles, over multiple days. Titles played this year included Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone and League of Legends.Nations compete for a share of USD54,000 spread across the three titles in addition to national prestige.
Team Australia is represented by:
• Team InFamous in League of Legends
• Athletico in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
• Keson ‘MrLego’ Barber in Hearthstone
eSports is one of the fastest growing social phenomena in the world, with the audience growing from 90 million in 2014 to 115 million in 2015.It is anticipated that by 2019 this audience will exceed 130 million, growing from USD500 million in 2015 to a USD1.1 billion industry in 2019.
The Asia Pacific region accounts for 44% of this market. Australia sits in a prime position to participate in this audience as a global leader in eSports.