UPDATE: This event is now complete, and wow what a series of games it was too! Massive congratulations to Team Carnage who took out first place, be sure to keep your eyes on Ping Zero Twitter for the next one.
The finals are set to be held at the Howick Library (quick map link below) but for those unable to make it to the event on the day worry not! This PUBG eSports match will be steamed via the PUBG OCE Twitch Channel. This isn’t any regular PUBG gameplay either, event organiser Major Havoc of PING ZERO has gone above beyond with custom matches and spectator game capture showing off all the team tactics, brutal kills and stunning comebacks as they chase each other down hunting for those elusive and oh so tasty chicken dinners!
The battles will stretch out over six epic matches, if you want to check out some of previous action check out the video below for a chicken dinner!
New Zealand just had it’s first Overwatch tournament at Ping Zero and it was GOOD!
There were 9 teams entered in the eSports competition, including two of our very own Good Gaming PC teams all chasing the glory of taking out this first tournament… It was a tough fight but one teams consistent teamwork, strategy and gaming skill led them through all the brutal firefights and onto the winning podium – that team was NERF THIS led by team captain AVRL and wow, these guys certainly know how to play some Overwatch!
The teams composition subtly adapted as the levels and game modes changed but for the most part the core combination remained the same, the captain AVRL was a supporting class character named Zenyatta and stayed largely out of the direct conflict calling team targets while he buffed his teammates and hexed their opponents. Pharah (played skillfully by ELECTRIC) was a very versatile and mobile offensive hero for the team, often seen with Mercy (expertly played by TAK4N) being towed behind and increasing Pharahs damage by 30% while staying in a good position to reach anyone else in the team that could use some urgent healing. Players WARFEAR, ELIAAS and GYMAR showed off their versatility by switching between a combination of Roadhog, Reinhart, Soldier 76, D.VA and Widowmaker depending on what the team needed to accomplish. Most importantly, even when things went badly they remained focused as a team and had a lot of fun in the matches.
Round after round passed and although some victories were narrow, Nerf This were only stopped in one round throughout the entire tournamentduring an earlier matchup vs LessThan3.
Below is some sweet game capture from the final matches in the tournament between teams NERF THIS & LESSTHAN3 and it’s got all the important team communication left in so you can check out what it takes to be a winning eSports team!
Pretty excellent stuff right!
Just before the finals our second team was put against NERF THIS in a match up – having already seen what they could do we decided to target and kill their team captain AVRL relentlessly, after all if you’re going to lose best to try and look good while doing it! Below is our favourite kill of the LAN 🙂
The next tournament is coming up soon and GGPC is ready to roll, if you’re a gamer and have been thinking of getting into eSports now is the time\o/
We’re pretty excited to be competing in the upcoming Ping Zero! eSports tournaments and we’ve been working hard on creating some very special gaming PC for our GGPC team players to use throughout the event.
GGPC GTX 1070 Warlock eSports Edition PC!
We’ve made this build quite small by using the Phanteks EVOLV and with this new form factor we had plenty of space on the desk for our weapons of choice – Logitech G Gaming Gear setups for eSports!
Ping Zero is a gaming event that started out as a hobby with a few mates and became New Zealand’s longest running and largest regular gaming event, an ever-growing community of veteran and new-generation gamers 🙂
This is a LAN Party so you’re required to bring your own system with you (PC, monitor, mouse and keyboard are a must!), for those after the full weekend experience be sure to check out the Ping Zero Checklist.
It’s an R18 event, so people are free to have a few drinks with their friends in between all the fragging, there will be an exclusive Ping Zero Pale Ale Craft Beer at the event as well!
Ping Zero is a professional event and as such will provide the gamer with fast internet, stable power, and a great friendly atmosphere. If you are new to competitive gaming this is a great way to meet like-minded people, as everyone feels welcome.
This year we’ve got FIVE GGPC teams entering the various competitions, our friends over at PB Tech NZ and Mighty Ape NZ are also entering teams so this year it’s going to be an utter frag fest!