The Call of Duty® World League Presented by PlayStation 4 - Stage 1 Finals were held on Sunday the 20th of March live from the ESL Australia Studio in Sydney.
The top 4 teams from the Stage 1 online phase went head to head for the lionshare of the $150,000 USD prize pool and the glory of being named the Australian and New Zealand Champion.
Having qualified with the 2nd seed leading into the event Plantronics Tainted Minds faced OrbitGG first up and were able to defeat them 4 maps to 1 after a strong performance from the squad.
Plantronics Tainted Minds now made it to the Grand Final where they faced their rivals Mindfreak once again for the alpha position in the region. However, Mindfreak were too strong and deservedly took the trophy after a clean sweep 4 - 0 series.
With our performance we qualified for Stage 2 for another shot at the championship and another $150,000 USD prize pool. This time the boys will be bringing everything they've got.