Six Masters '19 - Melbourne Esports Open
The final week of August saw the conclusion of the Melbourne Esports Open (MEO) and subsequently Oddity Esports’ first ever LAN event. Most of you will be aware that we secured our Rainbow Six Siege roster at the beginning of the year. Since signing our new team we have been working closely with them and investing heavily in their future. We provided a bootcamp at the start of June which enabled us the best chance of qualifying for the Six Masters LAN phase. Through this bootcamp, determination and hard work, we managed to qualify and reserve in our slot at MEO.
In the lead up to MEO, we provided yet another bootcamp along with a few unique opportunities (you will find out about these in the coming months!) to best prepare us for our mammoth first round game against APAC favourites, FNATIC. This match was arguably one of the most anticipated matches of the tournament and was viewed by more than five thousand people on Twitch. We kept FNATIC on their toes, taking map 1 off them and pushing them to the limits of the next two maps. Unfortunately we came up short with a 1-2 map loss and FNATIC then went on to win the entire event.
We are extremely proud of the effort our team put in and the way in which they represented us at our first LAN event. We know that there will be many more to come. The support that turned up for Oddity on the day was phenomenal and we want to sincerely thank all of you that came down, or got on Twitch to support Oddity battling the titans that are FNATIC. It was heart-warming to see all the jerseys, jumpers and cheering to help support us up on stage.