The Chiefs Esports Club attended DreamHack Melbourne 2022 sporting two dominant rosters and with one goal in mind — to contest championship finals in both Halo and League of Legends. By Sunday night, they had won both in commanding fashion.
The HCS Melbourne event saw the team dominating the competition, mirroring their LCO roster who only dropped a single game throughout the entirety of LCO Split 2.
Going 9-0 in group play, Chiefs Halo kept their perfect streak going with a 3-0 of Dire Wolves. Mindfreak awaited The Chiefs in the winner’s final but at 2-0 in the best-of-five, it appeared to be more of the same from the eventual champions.
Mindfreak would bounce back in game three to hand The Chiefs their first match loss of the event, then took game four, threatening a boil over reverse sweep.
But The Chiefs held their nerve taking game five 50-43 to book their grand final tickets, where they would meet Mindfreak once more. Again, The Chiefs looked to sweep the finals series with a fast 3-0 lead, but Mindfreak fought back on Recharge and Aquarius to make a contest of it.
Mindfreak’s recovery wouldn’t last any longer, though — a 3-0 Catalyst Capture the Flag from The Chiefs ended MF’s hopes of a comeback and meant total victory in Melbourne.
While the Halo boys won out HCS in one half of Margaret Court Arena, Chiefs’ League of Legends team contested the LCO Split 2 crown in the grand final.
After cleaving their way through the regular split, the Chiefs posted an undefeated 21-0 record—and they weren’t close to finishing there, finding a clean 3-0 of Order in the playoffs upper bracket.
On Sunday night they took on Pentanet.GG in a best-of-five-final. After a dominant performance within the first two games of the series, game three saw their rivals spoiling the Chiefs’ attempt at a perfect split.
However, it wasn’t enough to dissuade the titans. A close fourth game saw the Chiefs in their best form as they charged towards a 3-1 win and a ticket to Worlds.
Over eight years on from their founding, the veteran org solidified themselves in OCE esports history as the boys in blue lifted trophies in front of cheering fans of both titles on the stage of Margaret Court Arena.
“It was truly awesome seeing both our teams achieve their goals on stage,” said Josh Harvey, Chief Marketing Officer at The Chiefs.
“An equally strong victory came out of game in the form of the support of our community and fans.
“I could not be more proud of our players and how they interacted with those that came to support us and this connection that we have with our community is further testament to the strong culture we are building at The Chiefs.”
Following their domestic success within the HCS and LCO over the weekend, the organisation has successfully qualified to compete internationally in both games.
“The Chiefs are off to North America as early as Saturday to begin their preparation for the international stage,” the team advised in their triumphant press release.
Not only has their HCS victory has landed them as ANZ’s first seed in the Halo World Championship, but they’ve also gained eligibility to compete on the main stage of HCS Orlando; the Floridian competition will commence on September 23rd, and extend over the weekend.
As for their other trophy — they’re not quite done with the Summoner’s Rift for 2022.
Their League of Legends roster is bound for Mexico to compete in the League of Legends Worlds 2022 Play-ins next month. They are one of, if not the most internationally experienced rosters to be sent from the region — four of their five players have made play-ins at least once during the past three years.
Looking to conquer beyond the oceans of our region, they show no signs of slowing down.
Make us proud, Chiefs.