Australia hasn't had the best run in international esports over the last couple of years. But we've traditionally held our own quite well in Call of Duty, and the lone Aussies in the CWL Pro League are continuing to bolster the country's reputation.
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Out of all the games that make up the global circuit for esports around the world, Call of Duty is the one where Australia has consistently punched above their weight. Our teams have turned in good performances year after year on the global stage, something Activision recognised in part when Australia and New Zealand was given their own region for the inaugural Call of Duty World League.
But you can't punch above your weight forever. And while fans might have been hoping for a resurgence following the drubbing handed out at the Crown Invitational earlier this year, it wasn't to be with all of Oceania's representatives falling at the group stages.
You may remember a big Counter-Strike: Go competition that the Crown ran a little while back. It was well run, featured international clans like Cloud9 (which Immunity beat), and doled out around $55,000 in prize money. Now they're back at it with a Call of Duty competition, kicking off today -- and the prize money has been bumped up to $70,000.