Monthly Archives: March 2014

Esports Report for Good Game: COD Championships 2014

This report aired on Good Game on the Full report text and media links are below.

You can view the report and edited transcript on Good Game’s site here 

The Report:

After a series of online and LAN qualifiers, eight teams of Australia’s elite Call of Duty players have emerged to meet in the recent ANZ Championship. Held in Sydney by Australian Cyber League, the slick finals event featured guest hosting and commentary by US COD casters FWIZ and PUCKETT alongside Australia’s own BIOACID. The event saw the best of the best fight for a share in $15,000 and one of only two spots at the Call of Duty Championship in Los Angeles.

Through a gruelling double elimination finals bracket, the grand final came down to dominant Team Immunity and talented up and comers, Trident T1Dotters. Immunity were favourites and advanced undefeated into the final, knocking AVANT into the lower bracket. There AVANT faced T1 for the second time, after knocking them out of winners bracket, T1 had clawed their way back.

T1Dotters claimed their revenge in a tense semi final, breaking from a 3 all deadlock to win 6-4 and book their trip to LA, but pride and the first place cash was still to be won.

The two sides came with some history. After being stung by a loss to T1Dotters only to come back from lower bracket to win the earlier LAN qualifier, Immunity would have been wary of the team that had cracked their armour once before.

An epic final unfolded as Immunity scored round one in Domination, but T1 started to impose themselves on the match with Search and Destroy in round 2 and played strongly to win 6-4, defeating Immunity when it counted.

Both teams will be representing Australia among 32 teams at the Call of Duty Championships in Los Angeles at the end of the month [on March 28-30]

Full bracket
http://cod2014.aclpro.com.au/bracket/

Photos
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152306766848092.1073741837.240252393091&type=1

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Footage

Final match


watch footage from the start, commentary from 1:30 – some good emotion: rampage killstreak 7:20.

and second half:


Hit 7 minute mark onward, closer rounds 11-14 min
[unfortunately end of match cut off]
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Background info footage:
Opening Ceremony

Top 3 teams introduction

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