Aussie League of Legends team Chiefs has emerged victorious from the Oceanic Pro League grand final.
The Oceanic Pro League (OPL) final saw Chiefs take the title with a 3–0 clean sweep against fellow Aussies Legacy at the Courier-Mail Piazza in Brisbane on Saturday.
The victory marks the second season in a row that Chiefs – which is sponsored by gaming accessory and monitor creator Zowie – has won the championship.
"I think we really showed why we deserved to be the number one seed coming out of Oceania and this is probably the best opportunity that we’ve ever had to show on an international stage that we’re more than capable to make it to Worlds,” said Chiefs captain Simon ‘Swiffer’ Papamarkos.
The first game was dominated by Chiefs, where the team took early objectives and pushed Legacy behind. The streak continued into the second game, with Samuel 'Spookz' Broadley dominating the jungle and Quin 'Raes' Korebrits taking the late game. Game three saw Legacy push back, but Chiefs finished strong, taking a Baron before using a split push to clinch the Championship.
The event was attended by thousands of fans, who watched live in the arena. Even more watched online and in Hoyts cinemas across Australia and New Zealand. Replays are now available on the Official OPL YouTube page.
Chiefs will now head to the International Wild Card Qualifiers (IWCQ) in Sao Paulo, Brazil to represent Oceania. There, the team will play against Brazil, Japan, Turkey, South East Asia, and others for a chance to move onto Worlds.
“We want to come in the top two at IWCQ as making it to Worlds has always been our dream as an organisation and as individuals,” added Papamarkos.