It is with great pleasure we announce today that we will be sending four Australian players to compete at QuakeCon 2017 in the Quake Champions BYOC tournaments. As many of you know the announcement of the Quake World Championships came with both excitement and disappointment for our Australian and New Zealand players alike. Since then we have been working hard behind the scenes with two of Australia's premiere eSports organizations Just a Minute Gaming and Corvidae Inc to make this all possible.

Here are the four players representing OCE:

Andrew "Python" Cha Cha (JAM Gaming) icon_twitter Twitter
Daniel "astroboy" De Sousa (JAM Gaming) icon_twitter Twitter
Frazer "FraZe" Hockley (Corvidae) icon_twitter Twitter
Tyler "Steej" Joseph (Corvidae) icon_twitter Twitter

For those of you who haven't followed the Oceanic scene during the past years, please check out the soon-to-be-released player interviews and background stories to find out more about them as well as more about the Australian and New Zealand Quake community. Also give the players and teams a follow on social media to keep up with their trip and practice.

JAM Gaming: Australian Quake players have proven themselves on the international stage multiple times and we couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to showcase the region at QuakeCon 2017. JAM is excited to support the growth of competitive Oceanic Quake Champions and we look forward to sharing their passion for the game as they play against the best in the world. We are thankful for the opportunity to showcase competitive Quake Champions to local fans. Get behind Python and astroboy as they look to make their mark in Dallas, August 24-27th.

Read the player statements here
Corvidae: With Quake now having the backing of Bethesda, a powerhouse in the games industry, we are extremely excited to be involved. The game looks and feels great, with a lot of developer support behind it. The game is showing a lot of promise and the community is growing day by day. After the QuakeCon event, there will be a lot more people getting involved in our region.

Read the player statements here
4SG: When the World Championships were announced we were disappointed to find out that the OCE region was not included in the event. We have a lot of pride in our Quake community and believe that Australia and New Zealand can compete with the best in the world. We were happy to see support from our international fan base who were also wishing for us to be given a place and sending us hope of making it through the NA qualifier. An opportunity arose to play in the BYOC Qualifier and with support from Corvidae and JAM we were able to organise four of our best players to represent Australia at these World Championships.

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