Published on October 31st, 2018 | by admin
Gfinity Elite Series Season 2 | Launches this weekend across new broadcast channels!
31 October, 2018 – The Gfinity Elite Series Australia, presented by Alienware, launches its second season this weekend on Saturday 3 November. Following the much-watched debut season, reaching more than 4.8 million broadcast views, the Melbourne versus Sydney rivalry kicks off season 2. Reigning champions Melbourne ORDER will be looking to take down Sydney Roar across Counter Strike, Rocket League and Street Fighter. Previously broadcast exclusively to Twitch and Network Ten, the Gfinity Elite Series in Season 2 can now be viewed across a range of new platforms including Twitch, YouTube and Facebook.
The first matchup of the weekend will set the tone for the entire season, as interstate rivals both fight for the bragging rights of a week one win. With new rosters, gameplay between the clubs will be shaken up as Melbourne ORDER attempts to prove they have what it takes to make it all the way once again. Supporters for both clubs will be able to view the interstate action starting at 3:00pm AEDT Saturday November 3 with Counter Strike kicking things off for the season.
Fans will now be able to catch every game of Season 2 across a range of platforms, including Twitch, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. Broadcasting to multiple channels will give fans the opportunity to tune in their way to cheer for their favourite club across the season.
“During the first season we partnered with Twitch in ANZ to reach over 2.4 million unique viewers,” said Dominic Remond, CEO of Gfinity Esports Australia. “You’ll still find Season 2 on Twitch, but we’re sharing our broadcast across more platforms than ever, so fans can always get their fix, no matter what channel they feel at home using”.
The Gfinity Elite Series Australia will also be returning live to Network Ten, this time broadcast on Eleven. Rocket League fans will be able to tune in on Sunday mornings at 11:00am to watch clubs battle it out each week. Catch up video on demand will then be available via TenPlay for any fans that miss out on the action.
“We want to be sharing esports with as many people as possible, and the partnership with Network Ten helped give new audiences a taste of what esports is all about” said Dominic Remond. “This partnership will continue to give Eleven’s viewers the opportunity to engage with esports in an accessible and entertaining way”.
Expanding outside of video content for the league, Radio stations on the ARN network will be sharing news and updates about the league in over 1800 radio spots Australia wide. They will air on KIIS, The Edge, 97.3FM, 96FM and online at iHeartRadio, further expanding the reach of Australia’s first city-based esports league.
All of Season 2’s games will once again be played live in the HOYTS Gfinity Esports Arena in the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park Sydney. Tickets for all matches will be available in the coming weeks at www.gfinityesports.com.au. All the live action action will be streamed at twitch.tv/GfinityAU and other platforms, with video on demand available afterwards.
For more information on Gfinity Esports Australia, or the Challenger and Elite Series, head to www.gfinityesports.com.au