Two UK esports organisations emerged as victors in the season 1 finals of the Gfinity Elite Series.
First up in Rocket League, Team Endpoint (pictured) took down Epsilon Esports 4-2 to take home the £20,000 top prize.
Endpoint player Cheerio was also top goalscorer of the Rocket League tournament.
Fellow Endpoint player Tinny said: “Until the last second I wasn’t even sure we were winning. Everyone gave us really good games. I really hope that was a series everyone enjoyed because playing in it was amazing.”
Then later in the evening, Excel Esports defeated global powerhouse Team EnVyUs in a thrilling Street Fighter V final in the Gfinity Elite Series.
Excel came from behind, turning around a 3-1 deficit to win 4-3 to take home the £10,000 first prize.
In the final game, Excel’s Hurricane (Cammy) beat EnVyUs’ TKR (Chun-Li) to give Excel the victory.
Excel player and series MVP Infexious said: “I’m so happy that Brian and Hurricane are my teammates, because they showed their composure when the pressure was on.
“They kept it together and brought us to this victory – well played to both of them.
“I kept repeating to them: ‘We’re still in it. We’re still in it. We’re still in it.’ And we’ve proven it by completing the task at hand.”
Finally, the CSGO final took place on Saturday September 2nd between Epsilon and Prophecy.
Epsilon took down Prophecy in three straight games to claim first place and the £40,000 cheque. They put in a dominant display, especially after winning the first map – Mirage – 16-0.
While Epsilon aren’t a UK org like the other two winners are, they signed UK talent smooya earlier in the year.
When asked about his performance and how he found the Elite Series, smooya said: “It’s been fun to play in, we’ve definitely got a lot better. I’ve got better at LAN, it’s helped my nerves a lot.
“I’m still nowhere near where I want to be, but that’s how it is. We all played well.”
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
A keen League player and WoW RPer, he has written for a range of publications including Games TM, Nintendo Official Magazine, games industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games. He currently works as full-time content director for the British Esports Association.