Team UWA continued their perfect unbeaten record in the Oceanic University Championship by winning the Grand Final.
UWA found themselves up against challengers Queensland University of Technology (QUT), but were too strong in the end, dominating the competition.
Both teams took very different journeys to get to this point. UWA stormed the Nationals round robin, finishing with a perfect 10–0 score, automatically securing their place in the Grand Final.
The other spot came down to the rest of the teams battling it out in a competitive Semi Final competition, eventually leaving just Western Sydney University and QUT.
Western Sydney went down 2-0 to QUT and the Grand Final showdown was secured.
Oceanic University Championship Final was played on 9 September at Riot Games studio in Sydney.
UWA continued their strong streak, with a 3-0 finish that demonstrated their skill and quality, in a championship where they were clearly the standout team.
Team UWA player Brendan Ma was interviewed after the game, and encouraged challenger gamers to play in the Oceanic University Championship, saying, “It’s really doing something good for your club and your university, it’s great to get involved, and I’m sure the prizes will increase in the future as well. I thought it was a great opportunity.”
Ma was joined by UWA students Vuong Ho, Christopher Moody, Zuyu Shang, and Evan Ha in making up Team UWA, although the players more commonly go by their gaming names.
The Oceanic University Championship is the next stage in the growing world of eSports, with a large fan base and lucrative prizes.
With the title of Oceanic University Champions now theirs, Team UWA are clearly rising stars in the $1.2 billion global industry that is eSports.
Graduate Officer, UWA Sport Marketing, Communications, and Events