HT&E’s esports league, The Gfinity Elite Series, debuted in Australia over the weekend. The live broadcast took place on June 3 on Twitch. It had more than 500,000 views and over two million minutes watched.
The first match of the weekend featured Brisbane Deceptors facing Melbourne Order. Brisbane’s Konii became the first female player to compete in the sport nationally.
The first round of the series was played at the Hoyts Cinema Complex at Sydney’s Entertainment Quarter.
Gfinity and Network Ten last week announced a partnership that saw the live broadcast of Sunday’s Rocket League match on multichannel ONE.
HT&E Events and Gfinity Plc established Gfinity Esports Australia in August 2017 to launch Australia’s first city-based league, the Elite Series presented by Alienware.