CS:GO ANZ Championship

LPL are extremely excited to announce the first CS:GO ANZ Championship of 2019!

Following on from the success of our Alpha Invitational and ANZ Invitational tournaments from the past two years, this LPL Pro CS:GO season looks to be bigger & better than ever before. Players will be competing for a prize pool of $10,000 NZD. First place will take home $5,000, with second and third place taking home $3,000 and $2,000 respectively.

As part of our acquisition of CyberGamer.com, we will be introducing a tiered ranking system to our tournaments and qualifiers for our tournaments will run through this platform. If you are interested in competing, you will need to be a member of CyberGamer.com and your team will need to qualify with correct team requirements.

The CS:GO ANZ Championship will be running for 6 weeks with 7 live broadcasts. Matches will be broadcasted on twitch.tv/letsplaylive and SKY SPORT from February 14th 2019 to March 22nd 2019.

Key Dates:
LPL Pro FFYI qualifiers: January 20th – 26th 2019
LPL Pro Series: February 14th – March 14th 2019
LPL Pro Semi Final (LAN): 21st March 2019
LPL Pro Grand Final (LAN): 22nd March 2019

Round 1: Pro FFYI Qualifier

Our Qualifier Round for this series will be a “Fight For Your Invite” (FFYl) system between January 20th – 26th 2019. The top 4 teams from this FFYI qualifier will qualify for the LPL Pro division.

The “FFYI” qualifier teams will consist of:

  1. Trident
  2. Genuine Gaming (prev. named Taboo)
  3. Ex-Avant
  4. SYF Gaming
  5. Respawn Ninja Black
  7. Incept
  8. Dynasty
  9. OPEN (per qualifier)
  10. OPEN (per qualifier)

“OPEN” qualifier requirements:
– Your roster of 5 must have at least 3 core players from the previous 2 CyberGamger Professional seasons.

Registration for the OPEN qualifier, as well as all other CyberGamer tiers, will begin 8th January. More information can be found here. You will require a CyberGamer subscription to participate.

Round 2: Pro Division

Continuing on from this qualifier, the second round will see the Top 8 teams in the ANZ region battle it out to place in the top 3, who will qualify for a spot in the LAN Finals week held at LPL Studios in Auckland, New Zealand on March 21st & 22nd 2019.

Matches will be broadcasted weekly on twitch.tv/letsplaylive and SKY Sport from February 14th 2019 to March 22nd 2019.

LPL Pro division teams will consist of:

  1. Chiefs
  2. Mad Like Wizards
  3. Breakaway
  4. Winner of the CGPL Champs LAN finals (26-27th Jan)
  5. 1st-4th Pro FFYI
  6. 1st-4th Pro FFYI
  7. 1st-4th Pro FFYI
  8. 1st-4th Pro FFYI

Please note: all teams and players must be available to travel to New Zealand and compete between 20/03/19 and 23/03/19.

Tournament Ruleset
Player Agreement – Coming Soon
All tournament information is subject to change at LPL’s discretion.