With Australia's biggest esports event coming up this weekend, all eyes are on some of the international competitors flying down under. One of those is Renegades, the Aussie team that moved overseas to play in the big leagues -- but it just suffered a defeat against local upstarts Chiefs. The matches this weekend might be closer than we expected.
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One of the biggest trends in gaming for the last year is top sporting franchises buying up esports IP. Each major franchise wants to get its esports real estate before the whole thing gets even bigger, and the latest organisation to take notice is the Australian Football League -- which also just happened to buy Melbourne's Etihad Stadium last October.
The Australian arm of the Electronic Sports League, one of the longest running organisers of esports tournaments in gaming, is running a survey today on the viability of what they're calling a "mega event". It's basically designed to see whether people would turn out for a world class event in Australia.