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Archive • Sep 19, 2017

Gfinity Announce Season Two Dates for Elite Series

London based esports tournament organizer Gfinity launched their first season of their Elite Series project in mid-2017, as teams competed across three seperate titles. The eight franchised brands saw their teams compete across Rocket League, CS:GO and Street Fighter V from the Gfinity Arena in Fulham Broadway, London. The organizations involved could either pick up a full team through their own scouting or use the draft system from the Challenger Series in order to form a squad for the required game.

Season One was a televised affair with deals signed with the likes of BT Sport to broadcast footage to homes across the UK and Europe. Epsilon Esports took the CS:GO crown, exceL won the SFV title, whilst Endpoint picked up the Rocket League trophy for first place. According to a press release sent out on the 19th of September, the first season saw 40,000 hours of action broadcast to 3m fans and 220m impressions on social from fans. Alongside those statistics, it has been revealed that Season Two will start on 6th of October, 2017, once again from the Gfinity Esports Arena in London with the same eight franchised teams. The schedule will change slightly with Street Fighter V maintaining its spot on Friday nights, with Rocket League moving to Saturday mornings and CS:GO rounding out the day.

  Press Release - London, UK, 19 September 2017

Leading esports company Gfinity, today announce the return of the Elite Series for season two, starting on the 6th October 2017 and broadcast live from the Gfinity Esports Arena in London.

 Following the huge success of the Gfinity Elite Series, which saw 40,000 hours of action broadcast, 220m impressions on social from fans and nail-biting finales in Street Fighter V, CS:GO and Rocket League broadcast to over 3m fans around the globe, Gfinity confirmed that the Elite Series will be bringing back the competitive game action on 6th October. The series will run until 9th December, when the champions will raise the trophies at the Gfinity Esports Arena.

 The schedule has SFV retaking its “Friday Night Fight” slot, while Rocket League moves to Saturday mornings, allowing CS:GO to close out the gameplay on Saturday evenings.  In addition, the Gfinity Elite Series will also see the return of the eight professional franchises with some fan-favourite players and new faces.

 To prepare for the Gfinity Elite Series season two, the second Elite Draft was held on the 15th September where the eight professional teams battled it out to add new players to their rosters from the top qualifying amateur players who earned their spot from competing online in the Gfinity Challenger Series.

 Greg Champagne, Managing Director of Team Epsilon said: "Following a very successful Elite Series for Epsilon Esports and building an entire Rocket League team from drafted players, we look forward to seeing the new player talent coming from the Elite Draft and truly excited for the second season of the Gfinity Elite Series to get underway so we can start the campaign for defending our title."

 Neville Upton, CEO, Gfinity plc says: “Following the incredibly successful Gfinity Elite Series season one, we are extremely pleased to bring back all the competitive professional gameplay live at the Gfinity Esports Arena and broadcast online and on linear television starting the 6th October.  We also welcome back some of the best players in the competitive gaming community and look forward to seeing the newly discovered talent that comes from the Challenger Series via the Elite Draft.

Image Credit: Joe Brady Photography
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