The Gfinity Elite Series will return for a second season starting on the 6th October. It follows on from the inaugural Elite Series which concluded with Epsilon winning the franchise championship but three different organisations winning the three different titles.
The series will run until the 9th December, where the second collection of champions will be crowned at the Gfinity Esports Arena at Fulham Broadway.
There is a slight shake-up to the schedule, this time however. Whereas the inaugural season saw Street Fighter V on Friday evenings, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on Saturdays and Rocket League on Sundays, there will no longer be action on a Sunday.
Instead, Rocket League will shuffle to Saturday mornings — most likely due to players commitments to the RLCS which is the premier Rocket League competition. It means Saturdays will see a double whammy of action, with Rocket League getting things underway before Counter-Strike takes over in the afternoon and evening.
The Elite Draft took place on the 15th September, although little to no details of the Draft have been released to the public at present. The main success story from the Elite Draft was Epsilon’s Rocket League team who made the final, entirely composed of players picked up from the Elite Draft having finished highly in the Challenger Series.
Last series, exceL esports were crowned champions of the Street Fighter V, with the trio taking a scintillating final and coming back from 3-1 down to win 4-3. Epsilon took the grand final of the Counter-Strike with relative ease, before Endpoint won the Rocket League in a somewhat convincing fashion.
Esports Insider says: The Elite Series is returning! We’re eager to see if those who currently hold the titles can retain them in Fulham for the second season. exceL and Epsilon looked pretty strong in SFV and CSGO respectively so it’ll take a monumental effort from others to usurp them.