ESL ANZ Champs Season 15: Sixteen teams begin quest for OCE CS:GO crown

ESL ANZ Champs Season 15: Sixteen teams begin quest for OCE CS:GO crown

OCE’s top CS:GO league is back with ESL ANZ Champs Season 15. Sixteen teams enter the Swiss stage in September for a shot at playoffs, a share of $20,000 AUD and qualification for ESL Pro League’s Conference in 2023. Who will emerge victorious?

  • Oceania’s premier CS:GO league is back!
  • Swiss bracket begins Monday, September 12
  • Two spots at EPL Conference 17 up for grabs

ESL ANZ Champs is back.

Season 15 of ESL ANZ Champs will kick off this evening, with Oceania’s top flight welcoming back champions of old and the prodigies of tomorrow in a battle for the title of OCE’s best.

Season 14 winners Renegades return this time under Grayhound Gaming following their departure from RNG and Order in 2022, and with exciting prospect Declan “Vexite” Portelli beginning to warm into the squad, the ‘Hounds enter as favourites to go back-to-back.

That’s not to say they’re without challenge, however.

Fellow ESL Challenger Melbourne reps Vertex will be out for the crown, and while they remain without an official fifth, super sub Marvin “Forleks” Tran has proven himself capable following the Wolfpack’s qualification for Fortress OCE Masters this weekend.

Also entering as contenders for ESL ANZ Champs Season 15 will be Encore, with the squad’s acquisitions of Aaron “AZR” Ward and Sean “Gratisfaction” Kaiwai starting to get to grips with their return to competitive CS:GO.

Rooster, who also qualified for Fortress OCE Masters last week, are back and will be out to take major scalps as they seek their first international opportunity.

Antic & DGG Esports make returns to Champs this season, as well as Warriors Esports–the esports division of the New Zealand Warriors NRL franchise–who are back after a season’s hiatus.

All sixteen teams will be hunting for that top two playoff finish, with the grand finalists both earning a spot at Season 17’s ESL Pro League Conference.

We’re covering everything ESL ANZ Champs Season 15: streams, schedule, results and more.

ESL ANZ Champs Season 15 Streams

ESL ANZ Champs Season 15 streams live on Twitch. Missed the action? Check out each Twitch channel for full match VODs, uploaded shortly following the conclusion of each matchday.

Main Stream: ESL Australia

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Secondary Stream: ESL Australia B

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ESL ANZ Champs Season 15 Schedule & Results

ESL ANZ Champs Season 15 begins with a sixteen-team Swiss bracket — win three games and they’re through to the playoffs, lose three games and they’re out.

The top eight will move to stage two’s double-elimination bracket, with the two finalists heading to the EPL Conference next year.

All match times are in AEST.

ESL ANZ Champs Season 15 — Stage One: Swiss

Standings Team Record
1 Grayhound Gaming 0-0
Vertex Esports Club
DGG Esports
Antic Esports
Elemental Esports
Dynasty Esports Club
Encore Esports Club
Nut-E Gaming
Warriors Esports
Gods Work
Arena Esports

ESL ANZ Champs Season 15 — Week One Schedule

Matchday Teams Time (AEST)
Monday, Sep 12 Rooster v Warriors 6pm
DGG v Arena 8:30pm
Tuesday, Sep 13 Encore v Gods Work 6pm
Antic v Frontier 8:30pm
Wednesday, Sep 14 Vertex v RKON 6pm
Elemental v Dynasty 8:30pm
Thursday, Sep 15 Grayhound v Grinders 6pm
Yellow v Nut-E Gaming 8:30pm

ESL ANZ Champs Season 15 Rosters

As reported, teams across the region have made sweeping changes ahead of this season of ESL ANZ Champs.

Grayhound finally return with their full squad, and will be at maximum firepower with Vexite ready to go. Vertex are yet to announce their official fifth.

Notable absentees from last season include Matthew “Valiance” Hartrick (Order) and Ricardo “Rickeh” Mulholland (Aftershock), with Valiance stepping away from competing for the interim.

8Ballers and Overt, both finalists from Season 14, have broken apart and reformed across multiple squads including Nut-E Gaming and Warriors.

Grayhound makes return to ANZ Champs as aliStair is out for a back-to-back title.
Team Squad
Grayhound Gaming INS Sico aliStair Liazz Vexite
Vertex Esports Club pz BRACE malta ADDICT TBD
DGG Esports zeph gump yourwombat apocdud HUGHMUNGUS
Antic Esports rekonz SkulL damyo N1ghtraid Jinxx
Rooster chelleos dangeR asap TjP viridian
Yellow cookie cheeseball nauh forevint sunshinez
Elemental Esports brake2ez Ju1ce Reapz Roryyy isaiah
Dynasty Esports Club TRIPLUS Poccket Rhyu AWorks TBD
Encore Esports Club HaZR sterling SaVage AZR Gratisfaction
Nut-E Gaming Velocity Mega2F Tallaj Mr Shark cl0ver
Warriors Esports kyson Prodigy callum_murray Drox ObZen
Frontier PacificDongr Risen liminal Shrine Sicarius
Gods Work SWANKY nibke Fabzy ulzang NeoAgricola
RKON GYPSY suag nub tisoyy rainstylezgk
Arena Esports Kiyo Forleks Terryyy BaN4na neo
Grinders Archie gremliNN ChiNny Lexon CrimZM

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