Plantronics ACL Sydney Finals: 19th-20th of October at the UNSW Roundhouse!
It's time! The Plantronics ACL Sydney Finals event will return to one of our favourite venues: the UNSW Roundhouse! The Australian Cyber League's third and final event of the 2013 Pro Circuit is the accumulation of all the hard work and dedication that Australian and New Zealand eSports competitors display and where it all pays off the most. Plantronics Gaming are continuing on the huge level of support starting from 2012 & seen already in 2013 at our Brisbane & Melbourne events, by decking out the Finals event with their amazing Plantronics eSports headsets and giant prize pools.
Want to be crowned the 2013 ACL Pro Circuit Champions for your respective title? This is the final stop on the road to success that players have been striving towards all year long, where placements mean more than ever. This event will host the most spectator focused atmosphere that viewers have ever witnessed at an ACL event, so make sure if you are an avid eSports fan or a player who hasn't qualified for the event you come down and witness the most elite eSports action this country has ever seen. Whether it be competing against the best Australia has to offer, catching up with your friends or spectating the best professionals go head to head don't miss out on experiencing all the action the most prestigious and competitive national gaming league in Australia, Plantronics ACL, provides. Prepare yourself for more of the great plays and moments you saw at Plantronics ACL Brisbane and Melbourne and a whole lot more as we welcome you to be a part of the 2013 Plantronics ACL Pro Circuit, truly taking competitive gaming to the next level!
University of New South Wales
Cnr High Street & Anzac Parade
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League of Legends - 5v5 - PC
Starcraft 2 - 1v1 - PC
CoD: Black Ops 2 - 4v4 - Xbox 360
League of Legends
8 teams invite only. 4 teams will be invited from Yearly points (Season 2 and Season 3) and 4 teams will be invited from Season 3 points (Online Round 3 & Online Round 4). Teams must pre-pay to guarantee their invite.
16 players invite only. 8 players will be invited from Yearly points (Season 1, Season 2 and Season 3). 8 players will be invited from Season 3 points (Online Round 5 & Online Round 6). There is a possibility that an Open Bracket will exist. Details are outlined below.
CoD: Black Ops 2
8 teams invite only. 4 teams will be invited from Yearly points (Season 1, Season 2 and Season 3) and 4 teams will be invited from Season 3 points (Online Round 5 & Online Round 6). There is a possibility that an Open Bracket will exist. Details are outlined below.
Open Bracket Possibilities:
At the beginning of 2013, the Sydney event was announced as invite only. This event marks the culmination of the entire year’s competition and those teams who have accumulated season points through good placings and repeat attendance are invited to attend. ACL maintains that these teams and players who have earned their spot deserve to be recognised for their efforts throughout the year.
We have noticed an overwhelming demand for the existence of an open bracket system, particularly for Call of Duty but also some Starcraft gamers. We acknowledge these requests, and are willing to incorporate an open bracket for these games provided some conditions are met.
As an organisation wanting to push the envelope for production values and entertainment, the idea behind our finals series is to create a top quality stream and live atmosphere for each of our Pro Circuit titles. Having an open bracket drains our resources and means this is not feasible with our current level of supporters and volunteers. Combined with the time pressures of setup and packdown, we are often understaffed for these kinds of setups. This was a critical factor for us at ACL Melbourne and resulted in severe burnout from our core team. The impact of these pressures means over-tired staff and less effective performance for production – something we wanted to alleviate for our finals.
In order for us to effectively run open brackets, I would ask the following of the community:
- We have minimum 1 additional admin volunteer for the running of each tournament (CoD & SC2)
- We have minimum 5 volunteers (each game) help setup the open bracket play area on Friday 18th October. This is approximately 5-6 hours work.
- We have minimum 5 volunteers (each game) help packdown the open bracket play area on the evening of Sunday 20th October. This is approximately 3-4 hours work.
If we can meet these conditions we will open up open bracket play for Saturday 19th October for a limited number of players/teams, whereby some will advance to the Championship bracket. To ensure the provision of these measures, we would then require pre-payment.
If you feel you can contribute to the ACL team in any of the ways above, please send through an email to [email protected]
. In a similar vein, we are also looking for help with production (video, streaming etc) and if this interests you please shoot through an email reflecting this.
- 1.8km from Venue
The Parade Lodge
- 2km from Venue
– 1.6km from Venue
Parking is available at UNSW via Gate 2, High Street, and Gate 14, Barker Street. Street parking is also available on surrounding streets. See parking map here
Food & Drinks:
As we are situated near the busy streets of inner Sydney you can be sure that all major fast food outlets will be found after a bit of looking, we know there is a McDonalds located a 5 minutes walk away. If you are looking for something a bit more fancy however there are plently of pubs and resturants near the venue, we recommend the Doncaster Hotel (pub) on the same street as the Addison Hotel.
ACL Sydney Landing Page:
Further details will be released in coming weeks! For now, save the date for the third and final stop of the 2013 ACL Pro Circuit.