ACL Melbourne Wrap Up
Union hall on La Trobe University's Bundoora campus played host to the third and final ACL Pro event for 2015 over the Father's Day weekend (September 5-6).
The event featured more than 150 professional gamers, who competed across four titles: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Star Craft 2 and Halo. Played over three main stages – each with a dedicated, live Twitch feed – the room was abuzz with competitive banter and desperate pleas for action from team captains. Competitors travelled from across Australia and New Zealand to attend - many meeting their teammates face-to-face for the first time - in a bid to do their respective teams proud.
Our Trident CS:GO boys did just that. The team started strong, tying the first match with team Skyfire, before out-playing Team Molotov by taking both maps. In what some people described as an unlikely turn of events the Trident eSports CS:GO team continued their excellent performance through the second day of competition, coming back after dropping the first map in the semi-final against Voxeminor and finishing in style with 16-3 on the following maps. The momentum faded momentarily when Trident dropped the first map to Team Skyfire in the Final and ultimately were bested on the second map despite a huge come-back from 15-10 to push the final score to 16-14.
CS:GO Final Placements
1st: Team Skyfire
2nd: Trident eSports
3rd place tie: SYF Gaming / Voxeminor
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Final Placements
1st: Super Saiyans
2nd: Citadel Gaming
3rd: True AmBition.NAGA
4th: Sway Gaming
5th place tie: F7.Stimulate / TextBook Gaming
7th place tie: Peppa Pig / True AmBition.Serenity
9th place tie: Risen / Dynasty
Halo Final Placements
2nd: Citadel Gaming Blue
3rd: Team Exile5
4th: Citadel Gaming Yellow
5th: True AmBition
Star Craft 2: Heart of the Swarm Final Placements
5th place tie: Dropbear / Alopex
7th place tie: Azure / Pezz
Trident eSports would like to thank the organisers of the event, our excellent CS:GO team and, of course, our sponsors: Turtle Beach, SCUF Gaming, Arma Centrum, Pacific ES, OnlineKeyStore, WTFast and GUNNAR Optiks.