The Champion of Champions Tour (CCT) has announced its expansion into the Oceania region. This expansion opens up new horizons for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) enthusiasts in Australia and New Zealand.
Operated by the renowned Oceanic tournament organiser and broadcasting company, LetsPlay.Live (LPL), this venture is set to revolutionise the competitive CS:GO scene in Oceania. With a combined prize pool of $40,000 AUD, the CCT Oceania series promises not only thrilling competitions but also the opportunity for local teams to shine on the global stage.
The essence of the CCT lies in providing teams across the Oceania region with a platform to compete and qualify for the prestigious season-ending Global Finals. Teams from Australia and New Zealand will have the chance to earn valuable points through the Champion of Champions Tour system. These points will ultimately determine their eligibility to participate in the highly anticipated CCT Global Finals.
The inaugural Oceania tournament, eagerly awaited by CS:GO enthusiasts, is scheduled to kick off in September 2023. This event will mark the beginning of an exciting journey for Oceania’s esports community.
GRID Esports, the mastermind behind the CCT, has already established a significant presence in Europe and the Americas. However, the expansion into Oceania represents a major milestone. Earlier this year, the CCT made waves by securing a partnership with the sports subscription service DAZN, ensuring that all CCT events are broadcast on the platform.
Fabian Logemann, Head of Tournaments at GRID Esports, expressed his enthusiasm about this development, saying, “We have been following the developments of the region and LPL’s efforts for a while now and have been incredibly impressed with their dedication to uplifting esports in this market. Our goals of creating opportunities for all participants are incredibly aligned, so joining forces was an easy decision for us. We couldn’t be more excited to bring the CCT to Oceania with such a strong partner on our side.”
The expansion of the CCT into Oceania not only signifies the region’s growing significance in the esports world but also promises a brighter future for CS:GO teams in Australia and New Zealand. With the inaugural tournament just around the corner, fans and players alike are gearing up for an unforgettable season filled with fierce competition and unforgettable moments. Stay tuned for more updates on the Champion of Champions Tour as it takes the Oceania region by storm.