Call of Duty: SYF Gaming Add Another APAC Team to the Mix

by Steven Cropley

SYF Gaming has made its move into competitive Call of Duty with the signing of a group of free agents from the Asia Pacific region.

The APAC region is ruled by Mindfreak, the team that won the recent Call of Duty World League event hosted by ESL in Sydney, Australia. Taking down other APAC powerhouses in Tainted Mindz and Chiefs Esports Club. Mindfreak and Tainted Mindz would meet again at Call of Duty World League Dallas hosted by Major League Gaming where once again Mindfreak would come out victorious. With the 3-2 win over Tainted Mindz, Mindfreak took the sole spot for the region in the highly anticipated Call of Duty Pro league.

Statement from SYF Gaming:

“SYF GAMING is proud to announce our arrival into the Call of Duty scene for the very first time on the console platform with the acquisition of players from the former Chiefs, Validate Black and Rebellion line-up. SYF Gaming is coming up to its 10th Anniversary in May and as an organisation we pride ourselves on being one of the biggest proponents of the Australian eSports community.

We take eSports seriously as a competition, a form of entertainment, and most importantly a passion that we wish to see thrive in the Australian community in 2017 and beyond.”

SYF Gaming Call of Duty roster:

new zealand Reef "Eminence" Galloway
australia Jacob "Fate" Fitzpatrick
australia Billie-Jacob "Chileanz" Parra
new zealand Nate "Bacabec" Munro-Ireland

All eyes are on stage two of the Pro League now, and that's where SYF comes in. The put together squad features a roster of veteran players from recognizable organizations in the region to include the aforementioned Tainted Minds and Chiefs Esports Club. 


If the roster fails to qualify for stage two, there is still a way to make it to COD Champs. Details on the last chance qualifiers can be found below and were taken from the Call of Duty World League web site.


For the teams who want to compete at the CWL Championship but didn’t qualify for Stage 2, there’s still hope to be found in the Last Chance Qualifiers. Each region will have its own LCQ event, taking place as follows:

·       EU: Runs July 1-3 at the Gfinity Arena in London. The top 16 teams from Europe based on CWL Pro Points will battle it out, and the top six teams from the event will go to Champs.

·       APAC: Runs July 7-9 in Melbourne, Australia. The top 16 teams from the Asia/Pacific region based on CWL Pro Points will compete, and the top two teams will head to Champs.

·       NA: Set for July 25 at the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio, where the top 16 North American teams based on CWL Pro Points will compete for a chance to be one of the eight teams sent to Champs from this qualifier.