Dream Team Gaming is entering the world of esports.
This year ‘DTG’ has partnered with Reason Gaming to compete in the upcoming Gfinity Elite Series delivered by Dominos FIFA 19 series.
Having been one of the original teams to line up in the Gfinity Elite Series; Reason Gaming are no stranger to stiff competition and substantial prize pots.
Reason previously took the Rocket League championship crown during Elite Series Season 2, and fielded a strong SFV team, including Gfinity legends such as Steve ‘Undacuva’ Allen and Amar ‘Boltstrike’ Sangha.
DTG is made up of six of the best FIFA players in the world – including the likes of Akima ‘Fully’ Byron, Anthony ‘Guigsey’ McGuigan, Christopher ‘TheeBullock’ Bullock and Lee ‘ElTenTwelve’ Smith.
The roster is completed with two loan signings from FUTWIZ, Nathan ‘FUTWIZ Zelonius’ Horton and Thomas ‘FUTWIZ Tom’ Leese and will be managed by Talal Musa.
“When Dream Team Gaming heard about the opportunity to partner with Reason, it was an absolute no-brainer,” said Talal.
“These guys are determined to come back stronger than ever and make no mistake, they’ll be pulling no punches. Rest assured, by the end of the Elite Series, Reason will be firmly back on the map and DTG will be a serious competitor.”
Let’s take a closer look at the team.
- Akima ‘Fully’ Byron – Having previously competed in the Gfinity Elite Series as part of Team Epsilon, Fully understands what is needed to take the team to the next level.
- Anthony ‘Guigsey’ McGuigan – As another former member of Epsilon esports, Guigsey is returning to the Elite Series with the intention of taking the trophy home
- Christopher, ‘Thee Bullock’ Bullock – As the FIFA eWorld Cup Xbox European Regional champion, Thee Bullock doesn’t know what taking an L means.
- Nathan ‘Zelonius’ Horton – As a Gfinity Elite Series MVP, Zelonius is a long-term FIFA pro and is keen to get back into the spotlight in FIFA 19
- Tom Leese – As a professional FIFA player for Futwiz, Leese has won his fair share of FIFA games
- Lee ‘ElTenTwelve’ Smith – Smith is no stranger to playing games competitively and is now considered one of the best FIFA players in the world
The Gfinity Elite Series delivered by Dominos Season 4 kicks off October 26th, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm BST, with the first FIFA 19 live tournament.
The series will see 10 esports organisations competing against each other for the title of Champion on three very different games – FIFA, Rocket League and Street Fighter.
The 10 esports organisations competing are:
- Asus Rog Army
- Reason / DTG
How does the FIFA 19 Gfinity Elite series work?
Gfinity has switched things up for this year’s Elite Series putting more of an emphasis on teamwork and communication by introducing 2v2 cooperative gameplay.
10 pro teams will be split into two groups of five with each team playing the others in their respective group.
The top three teams from each group will progress to the knock-out phase with both group winners earning a week one bye. Each contest will consist of two games; one on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Just like traditional football, teams will receive three points for a win and one for a draw.
If two teams finish on the same points at the end of the regular season, the following tiebreaker rules take effect (in order of priority)
- Head to head record
- Goal difference between the two teams.
- Goal difference through regular season
- Goals for through regular season
- Goals conceded through the regular season
- A coin toss will be used as a last resort.
Playoffs are single elimination and seeding is based on the regular season standings.
The team who finished that finishes 2nd in Group A will play the 3rd place team in Group B in quarter-final 1 and vice versa for quarter-final 2.
The winner of quarter-final 1 will progress to play the winner of Group B in semi-final 1 and the winner of quarter-final 2 will progress to play the winner of Group A in semi-final 2.
The winner of both semi-finals will progress to the Grand Finals to compete against each other, in a best of 3 finale.
As well as the title of Gfinity Elite Series Champions, the finalists will take home the biggest share of the prize pool:
- 1st – £25,000
- 2nd – £15,000
- 3rd – £5,000
- 4th – £5,000
The final from last year’s Elite Series saw UNILAD Esports narrowly lose out to Roma Fnatic.
We are incredibly excited to be competing in the Gfinity Elite Series delivered by Dominos and cannot wait to take the next seven weeks on with our brand new team.
Check out our DTG’s week one highlights below!
Rocket League and Street Fighter V
Dream Team Gaming’s partner, Reason Gaming, will be competing in both Rocket Leauge and Street Fighter V.
The Rocket Leauge and Street Fighter V Elite Series will be kicking off October 27th.