Team Immunity finish Second in ESL AU & NZ S2 Halo Championship

Last weekend, Team Immunity’s Halo division made their long-awaited return to the centre-stage as they competed in Season 2 of the ESL AU & NZ Championships for Halo 5: Guardians.

The team, consisting of players Benno, Heff, Voltage and Fallen (whom was substituting for regular player Seduce) faced off against eight of the best teams in the Oceania region, in an attempt be crowned champions and take home the lion’s share of the $10,000 AUD prize pool.

Set in a double elimination bracket, Immunity were pitted alongside the teams of Authority, Unluggy, Incept, Dark Sided, Godly 4, Str8 Ditchin and Exile 5.

Match 1 – Immunity v. Incept

Immunity 2 – 3 Incept (CTF: Truth)
Immunity 50 – 38 Incept (Slayer: Coliseum)
Immunity 100 – 19 Incept (Strongholds: Empire)
Immunity 3 – 1 Incept (CTF: Fathom)

Starting off on the right foot, Immunity were able to take out the first round against Incept eSports and knock their opponents in to the lower bracket. Final score: Immunity 3 – 1 Incept.

Match 2 – Immunity v. Authority

Immunity 3 – 1 Authority (CTF: Coliseum)
Immunity 50 – 34 Authority (Slayer: Plaza)
Immunity 100 – 15 Authority (Strongholds: Plaza)

Continuing their success from the previous game, Immunity have a clean sweep over Authority and progress through to the Winner’s Bracket final. Final score: Immunity 3 – 0 Authority.

Match 3 – Immunity v. Exile 5 (WB Final)

Immunity 0 – 3 Exile 5 (CTF: Coliseum)
Immunity 50 – 34 Exile 5 (Slayer: Truth)
Immunity 16 – 100 Exile 5 (Strongholds: Plaza)
Immunity 3 – 2 Exile 5 (CTF: Fathom)
Immunity 31 – 50 Exile 5 (Slayer: Plaza)

A gruelling five map game against Exile 5 did not end in Immunity’s favour, as they are knocked into the Lower Bracket and are forced to rematch Authority. Final score: Immunity 2 – 3 Exile 5.

Match 4 – Immunity v. Authority (LB Final)

Immunity 3 – 1 Authority (CTF: Fathom)
Immunity 50 – 48 Authority (Slayer: Plaza)
Immunity 77 – 100 Authority (Strongholds: Empire)
Immunity 3 – 1 Authority (CTF: Stasis)

Facing their opponents once more, Immunity proved their authority over Authority, beating them once more and progressing through to the grand final match. Final score: Immunity 3 – 1 Authority.

Match 5 – Immunity v. Exile 5 (Grand Final)

Immunity 1 – 3 Exile 5 (CTF: Fathom)
Immunity 50 – 48 Exile 5 (Slayer: Plaza)
Immunity 66 – 100 Exile 5 (Strongholds: The Rig)
Immunity 1 – 3 Exile 5 (CTF: Truth)

An extremely close win in the Slayer matchup was not enough to pull Immunity over the line, as they fall once more to Exile 5 and finish the championship in second place. Final Score: Immunity 1 – 3 Exile 5.

Congratulations to our Halo squad for finishing second place in the ESL AU & NZ Season 2 Championships, taking themselves home a cool $3,000 AUD share of prize money and earning the title of runners up.

Luke “Sjambok” Harris
@TheSjambok

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