Call of Duty lovers rejoice!
The Challengers Championships are on our doorstep!
For the first time under the Challengers banner, we have a World Championship on our hands.
Teams from all four regions of the Call of Duty world have travelled out to Los Angeles for the biggest tournament of the year, and this year for the first time, we have an Aussie team competing!
Meet the incredible PointBlank founders:
The team members who will be competing are: Alek Durdev (“Immense”), Aaron Butcher (“Lymax”), Kai Pearson (“Cronus”) and the newest addition to the team, Kori Mounsey (“Jazhn”).
These guys have had a fantastic season in COD: Vanguard won the Vertex LAN competition earlier this year in Melbourne and are off to verse some of the best COD players in the world.
So, what is Call of Duty Challengers?
It’s the biggest Call of Duty event of the Call of Duty season. This is where professional teams compete for a large cash prize. However, this year will be the first ‘World Challengers Champion event’ where teams from all around the world in the ‘Challenger’ bracket will compete for a whopping USD$250,000 prize!
How do COD players get into this event? Every team had to compete against the top teams of their region in the LCQ.
PointBlank were fortunate enough to compete from Aftershockpc Australia’s HQ in Melbourne where they had some amazing custom built PC’s to game on.
PointBlank were victorious and will be the only APAC team competing in the World Challengers Champion event.
With the support of Pizza Hut who have a strong passion for competitive Esports, PointBlank will be wearing their competitive jersey and capturing all the scenes at the event.
Nick Georgiou told the Lifestyle Times that,
“It will be a hard competition for us as we play the top seed in our first match (see figure above). This team is ‘Ultra Academy NA’. They are also the top ranking Challenger team in the world at the moment”.
The North America (NA) teams are known for being the toughest in the region, so the guys will have their work cut out for them.
There are eight teams in total for the event, which is being held in Los Angeles.
Where can you watch the games?
You can watch the Challengers on YouTube, the competition starts Friday the 5th August at 10:30 AM PT.
We wish our Aussie team all the best and we’ll continue to bring you updates across the competition!