It has recently been announced that Brisbane is set to play host to “AusLan Brisbane”, which will feature a $10,000 Call of Duty event next year. It seems that the event will also play host to an online circuit prior to the event, with registrations opening on November 3rd of this year. XP Esports, hosts of the event, have stated that the offline event will be held on January 17th to 19th.
XP Esports is the country’s fastest growing grass-root esports events and marketing company, dedicated to the professional growth of esports in Australia. Recently they have ran multiple activation's with the likes of the Brisbane Bullets (NBL), Brisbane Roar (A-League), and more.
Although announced initially on October 21st, little was known about what this event would entail, until more information came to light a few days ago. Competitive Call of Duty has been on a downward slope in Australasia as of late, but this announcement may bring hope back to those passionate about the local Call of Duty community.
Following the announcement, questions were asked to staff of XP Esports as to if they have had the event cleared by Activition. We spoke to Brodie Fisher, Director at XP Esports, who confirmed that they have had the event cleared, stating “we work with Activition on each AusLan that needs their approval. We will be releasing more about this once we release sign ups and official marketing.”
Brodie Fisher of XP Esports then went on to talk about the event by stating “this is our third entry with Call of Duty and the event is now established as Australia’s premier Call of Duty esports championship. Our team are beyond excited to continue its development and continue creating a national event for one of Australia’s biggest esports communities.”
“Each AusLan we plan to increase the budget, production and also create a second to none experience for the Australasian Call of Duty community,” concluded Brodie.
XP Esports have stated to us that all of this would not be possible without the support of their technology partner, Computer Alliance.
More information about the event is set to come out in the coming days.
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