Jorja Brinums – QRL lead content producer
After six rounds of the Intrust Super Cup E-sports Challenge, the finals are here and a winner will be crowned Sunday.
The E-sports Challenge, supported by Intrust Super, saw players from nine Cup teams and a Maroons legend go head-to-head each week to secure supreme gaming bragging rights.
The players, from the comfort of their own homes, played the Rugby League Live 4 PlayStation game for their respective teams over two seven-minute halves, with commentator extraordinaire Peter Psaltis on hand to call all of the games.
Round 6 saw some very impressive scores.
Sunshine Coast Falcons gamer Jack Wright beat Townsville Blackhawks’ Andrew Neimoeller 18-6; and Mackay Cutters’ Ata Hingaru went down to Burleigh Bears mainstay Sami Sauiluma 32-16.
Wynnum Manly Seagulls revelation Kalolo Saitaua was too good for Ipswich Jets’ Johnny Schwalger, winning 33-14; and Easts Tigers’ Michael Purcell went down to Souths Logan Magpies fan Dallas Anderson 22-16.
Scott Prince, lining up for the Queensland Maroons All Stars, beat Tweed representative Jamie Hill 10-6.
Sunshine Coast, Wynnum Manly, Burleigh and the All Stars will now face off in the finals for the title of best gamer in the league; lining up will be Wright, Sauiluma, Saitaua and Prince.
Sunshine Coast will play the All Stars and Wynnum Manly will play Burleigh; the winners of each game will play in the grand final.
Finals kicks off Sunday at 7pm.
Fans will be able to watch on at QRL.com.au and the Intrust Super Cup Facebook page.
Intrust Super Cup E-sports Challenge finals schedule
Sunday, May 17 at 7pm
Sunshine Coast Falcons v Queensland Maroons All Stars
Wynnum Manly Seagulls v Burleigh Bears
Grand final – TBC v TBC