As of Saturday, Australian eSports club Chiefs have announced the creation of their very own Rocket League team. With teams already in Counter-Strike, League of Legends and Call of Duty, Rocket League is the next step for the local club.
The team consists of players Jake “Jake” Edwards, Daniel “Torsos” Parsons, Matthew “Drippay” Den-Kaat and Michael “ENiGMA” Hivers as the manager and substitute. Formerly known as Alpha Sydney, the team have been together since last year and have countless tournament wins to their name already. In the past 8 months they have won every oceanic LAN tournament and earned over $14,000 in that time. They also recently competed for Australia in Los Angeles for Season 2 of the Rocket League World Championship Series, placing 7-8th and taking home $6,000. Chiefs CEO Frank Li, is very excited to welcome the boys into the family and has always had an interest in Rocket League as well as continuing admiration for the players.
If you like soccer and you like cars, this rocket powered mashup could be something to check out. There are both single player and multiple player options for up to 4 players with a range of different game modes. Being both console and PC compatible, controllers are recommended for play but some players, including pros, can manage with a keyboard and mouse. The game was released back in July 2015 and the competitive scene may not be as big as other current eSports but it’s certainly making its way onto the field.
Oceanic and local tournaments coming up this year include the Go4RocketLeague Cup and Cyber Gamer open ladders. The boys already have an impressive winning streak as Alpha Sydney in the oceanic LAN’s so we hope to see them continue that while representing their new club. International tournaments coming up will see plenty of events from ESL, Pro Rivalry League and eSports Wall for both amateurs and pros.
Chiefs may have already caught your eye if you’re a fan of Counter-Strike or League of Legends. Earlier this year in March, the CS:GO team managed to make it into the group stages of IEM Sydney that showcased worldwide Counter-Strike talent. They have also been very successful in recent Australian LAN’s at the CyberGamer Premier League Winter finals in Adelaide and the World Cyber Arena APAC Qualifiers in Perth.
Big things will come from the local teams in the future, as Australia secures their mark on the eSports scene. Get behind your local Aussie teams and watch them compete in your favourite games to really show the world Australia means business. You can visit Chiefs website here and follow them on twitter as well as the newly acquired players Jake, Torsos, Drippay and ENiGMA.