In the recent years, Australian eSports scene has been developing strong and with the latest news, that development will be taken to a whole new level. According to that news, one of biggest eSports companies in the world, Gfinity, will be partnering with local companies in order to organize the eSports league that will be based on the franchise or city system.
According to that news, the new league will also include eight biggest cities in Australia which will provide a huge number of fans with the opportunity to follow the events and the matches in their cities. So far, it has not been confirmed when the new league might be starting but the general deadline is around the start of the next year.
The New League in Australia
As we have already mentioned, the new eSports league will involve eight biggest cities in Australia that will be hosting one eSports team each. So far, neither Gfinity nor any other partners in this business have announced which competition this league will be featuring. It seems that the organizers are yet to determine which competition will be featured and that is not an easy process.
One of the biggest partners that Gfinity will have in this project will be HT&E Events, a company that was established by Here, There & Everywhere as well as IKON Media & Entertainment, a company based in Ireland.
When it comes to the cities that will be hosting teams, it needs to be said that Sydney, for example, will host two teams while some other cities such as Darwin, Hobart or even Canberra will not host any teams. The reasoning behind that kind of decision is still unknown but organizers will make things straight in the upcoming period.
According to some reports, the organizers will be launching ‘The Challenger Series’ in the third quarter of 2017 which will serve as an introduction to the new eSports league starting in 2018. However, this will not be the only eSports league that will be launched in Australia in the upcoming period.
Not that long ago, Australian TV station, Channel Seven, announced that they will also be launching their eSports league that will feature a competition in two titles. With Channel Seven’s and Gfinity’s eSports leagues, Australia will have two eSports competitions that will be broadcasted live on the television.
Channel Seven confirmed that they will not be partnering with Gfinity when it comes to their league and that they will be sticking to their earlier plans to broadcast their own eSports league through their screenPLAY and other media platforms.
The number of participants in the new eSports League in Australia has been limited to eight. Even though the organizers have not announced what games will be featured in the competition, seven of eight teams that will be participating in that league have already been announced.
Those teams are Melbourne Rebolte, Adelaide Photonics, Melbourne Metattak, Brisbane Deceptors, Sydney Opsydian, Perth Subnets, and Sydney Blue Surge. The eighth team will be announced later and some believe that The Challenger Series will be the one to determine the eighth participant of the new eSports league in Australia.