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Go for Pro – BAM & IEM

Go for Pro – BAM & IEM

BAM 9 – Australia’s first Premier CPT Event!

 

In case you were that one Aussie FGC member who was living under a rock in the middle of the Ocean, then you probably knew that this weekend Melbourne played host to the very first Premier CPT event to ever be held in Australia!

Naturally, a bunch of International Players took the trip to try and secure their place in the Capcom Cup 2017 event with a first place victory and to also lock down some much-needed CPT points. Players by the likes of Infiltration, Marn, Daigo, Bonchan, Kazunoko, Xian and so many more registered and performed exceptionally well over the two-day event.

Notable Aussies from the Dark Sided crew also took it to the internationals but sadly none made it to the finals, with members Somniac, Falco and BKsama doing well to get to the top 24. Although there’s no shame in losing to someone who is considered one of the very best in the world, each player was clearly disappointed in their performance and vowed to do better next time (and OHN isn’t too far away!).

In the end it came down to Verloren’s Cammy and Bonchan’s Nash, in what was an explosive Grand Final with lots of back and forth! Bonchan persevered the seemingly relentless pressure from Cammy’s attacks and claimed victory in what was an absolutely stellar performance made even more amazing in that so many people had written off Nash as a low tier character who was incapable of winning high-level competitions.

If you missed the event, why don’t you go and check out the Grand Final right here:

IEM Sydney

 

And if you follow this piece then you’ll know that I reported on a rather large CS:GO tournament that was being held in Sydney a couple of weekends ago. All those attending were treated to what can honestly be said is one of the most amazing events to have ever graced Australia!

 You don’t need to look too far to find some amazing videos or pictures of the day with the venue completely decked out and production values that rivaled that of the League of Legends OPL final the previous year.

If you love yourself some CS:GO then I went ahead and found the Grand Final between SK and FaZe for you to feast your eyes on here:

From all reports, this was quite a success, which one can only hope means we’ll see more of these in the future. I know I say this a lot, but the future of eSports in Australia just keeps going from strength to strength, and I couldn’t be more excited!

Adam Rorke

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