Fri, Feb 22, 2019

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Announcing the Gfinity Rocket League Oceanic Masters

After a successful launch in 2018, Gfinity Esports Australia is proud to announce the first event of our 2019 calendar, the Rocket League Oceanic Masters series!

Commencing on the 9th of March 2019, players will compete for a share of the $50,000 USD prize pool and a shot at international glory. In partnership with game developer Psyonix, the Rocket League Oceanic Masters (RLOM) will serve as the official Oceanic qualifier for the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) Season 7 World Championship.

Dominic Remond, Chief Executive Officer of Gfinity Esports Australia said, “We are delighted to partner with the team at Psyonix to take the Oceanic qualifiers to a new level. During the Elite Series we built a deep connection with the community and offered a very positive experience to players. This opportunity will help further drive the momentum of Rocket League in this region and we look forward to our players continuing their success on the world stage.”

Oceania’s road to the RLCS world stage will begin on the 9th and 10th of March with free to enter Open Qualifiers. Following Psyonix’s announcement in January this year, the qualifiers will allow cross platform play, with competitors on PC, PS4, Xbox and Nintendo Switch able to enter.

The top three teams from each of the two Open Qualifiers will join two invited teams, the region’s previous RLCS season representatives, in the League Play stage. These eight teams will then duke it out over five action packed weeks of round-robin gameplay, with the competition culminating in a Finals broadcast on May 19th. The top two teams from the finals will go on to represent Oceania at the RLCS Season 7 World Championship.

All matches from League Play right through to the Finals will be broadcast live across Gfinity Esports Australia’s Twitch, Mixer, Twitter and Youtube channels.

Australian player ‘Drippay’ at RLCS Season 6 – Photo Courtesy of Psyonix

With both ICON Esports (formally known as Tainted Minds) and Chiefs ESC representing the region at RLCS last season, the latter finishing 4th on the world stage, Oceania continues to grow its international presence.  The launch of RLOM will provide a clear pathway for local players to test their mettle against the region’s best who continue to make their mark on the world stage.

For further competition and broadcast announcements, follow Gfinity Esports Australia’s social channels at Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Signups for the qualifiers will open from 25th of February and run until the 8th of March 2019. To register, players can head to the our official smash.gg tournament page here:  https://smash.gg/tournament/gfinity-rocket-league-oceanic-masters