Esports Update from AOC, Official Monitor Partner:
Australian Esports League National Competition 2017
During winter 2017, hundreds of LAN-party contestants enjoyed a heated and highly competitive national championship: the 2017 Australian Qualifiers for the 9thEsports World Championship.
AOC, a global leader in gaming monitors, is proud to be the Official Monitor Partnerof the Australian national competition – providing the best display technologiesto ensure that local gamers can apply their best skills with the least technicalhurdles.
The 2017 AEL National Trials commenced with preliminary stages running from 29th July until 27th August, with Tekken 7 comprising four state-based offline events, and both League of Legends and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive comprising nationwide online events.
The top competitors from the preliminary stages progressed to Grand Finals competitions that featured on Fox Sports Australia's new Esports section over the weekend 15th-17th September, hosted by the Australian Esports League. More than 200,000 gaming fans viewedthe televised broadcast and online footage.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive –Chiefs Esports Club bested Kings Gaming Club 2-1 in the best-of-three grand final.
League of Legends –Ignite Esports bested Seer Gaming 2-0 in their best-of-three grand final.
Tekken 7 –Gabe 'XXMFFNTP' Najarro of NSW was undefeated to win his grand final.
Thesechampions of the qualifying roundswill represent Team Australia against more than 35 other national teams at the World Championship, which will be hosted by the International Esports Federation (IeSF) in Busan, South Korea, from 8th-12th November 2017.
Last year Team Australia placed 9th overall after facing off against 37 other nations at the 8thEsports World Championships held in Jakarta, Indonesia from the 5th-10th October 2016. This year, AOC is proud to continue itssupport ofourAustralian contestants. We wish you all the best for victory!