Competitive Rocket League on Aussie TV, time to smash some balls
Gfinity Esports Australia is teaming up with Network Ten to bring the Gfinity AU Elite Series to free-to-air television, showing all Rocket League matches on ONE. Online viewership will be handled exclusively with Twitch.
The Gfinity Elite Series, which kicks off this weekend with the Counter-Strike Global Offensive competition, has entered into a partnership with Network Ten to broadcast their Rocket League competition on ONE each Sunday from 10am to 1pm AEST. All matches – including the CSGO and Street Fighter V competitions – will air simultaneously on twitch.tv/gfinityau.
Broadcasting out of the Gfinity HOYTS Esports Arena in Sydney’s Moore Park (which incidentally also opens this weekend), the competition will also allow spectators to attend live, with tickets on sale via HOYTS’ website.
“We are committed to growing esports in this country and promoting a new level of quality entertainment and professional gameplay, so we are very excited to be taking Gfinity Elite Series Australia to a new, free-to-air television audience,” said Dominic Remond, CEO of Gfinity Esports Australia in the press release regarding the Network Ten deal. “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.”
Our Esports Calendar Hub of course has the details on Gfinity AU’s competition start times, but to save you some trouble – the CSGO broadcasts on twitch from 3PM every Saturday starting on the 2nd of June, the Street Fighter V competition kicks off at 4PM each Sunday beginning the 3rd of June and the Rocket League airs from 10am this Sunday (3rd of June) on both ONE and Twitch.
This is kick-ass news for Aussie esports, and Rocket League is the perfect place to start (as we’ve explored before).
Joab Gilroy is an Australian-based freelancer that specialises in competitive online games and chicken dinner acquisition. You can tweet at him here.