Gfinity Esports Australia is teaming up with Network Ten, an Australian commercial television network, to bring Gfinity AU Elite Series Rocket League matches to ONE, a free-to-air television program in Australia.
As part of the partnership, Network Ten will be broadcasting the entire Rocket League portion of the competition on ONE each Sunday at 10am AEST starting June 3. The Street Fighter V and Counter-Strike Global Offensives sections will be streamed exclusively on Twitch.
“We are very excited to be taking Gfinity Elite Series Australia to a new, free-to-air television audience,” Dominic Remond, CEO of Gfinity Esports Australia, said in the press release. “”Network Ten is one of the leading entertainment companies in Australia, with a long tradition of bringing fun and engaging content to viewers, and we’re thrilled that audiences will be able to tune in to watch the live Rocket League matches each Sunday on ONE.”
Gfinity originally announced the expansion of the Elite Series into Austalia back in August 2017 as part of a new joint venture between Australian media and entertainment company HT&E and U.K. esports powerhouse Gfinity. The Elite Series, which currently operates in the U.K., sees amateur players drafted by esports teams to compete in various different games.
The Australian system will be a carbon copy of the one used in the U.K., giving amateur players a chance to be drafted by some of the top teams in the country. The major difference in the Austalian version of the series, however, is that teams will be city-based. Teams will represent Sydney, Perth, Mebourne, and Brisbane in the league.
All the matches will be broadcast out of Gfinity’s Sydney Moore Park Esports Arena, with spectators attending the venue live to watch some of their favourite players and teams take part.
The CS:GO portion of the Elite Series will kick off this weekend on Twitch on Saturday and be followed by the Street Fighter V and Rocket League portions over the Sunday.