The two iconic organisations will join forces under the Dire Wolves brand, marking its entry into CS:GO in 2021, and an exciting new chapter for the Oceanic scene
Dire Wolves, the most successful esports team in Oceania, is pleased to reveal that it has acquired legendary organisation AVANT Gaming, uniting their teams under the Dire Wolves brand. The merger will see Dire Wolves move into CS:GO for the first time in 2021, expanding its portfolio of stellar oceanic talent. AVANT Gaming has built an impressive legacy in ANZ esports, equally recognised for its players’ in-game performance in League of Legends, CS:GO, VALORANT, and more, and its captivating approach to content. The organisation brings a decade of experience and some of the region’s best talent under the Dire Wolves banner, marking an exciting new era for the brand.
Dire Wolves, historically known as the best League of Legends team in Oceania, became a multi-disciplinary organisation for the first time in 2020, with the acquisition of N8 Esports and Sydney Drop Bears, moving into FIFA, Overwatch, and more. Earlier this month, Dire Wolves revealed its Apex Legends roster, and with the incorporation of AVANT, will now field a CS:GO roster for the first time. As Dire Wolves has already secured its place in the newly revealed League of Legends Circuit Oceania (LCO), the AVANT Gaming slot will be sold to another organisation.
“AVANT is one of the founding organisations of ANZ esports, and it has an invaluable legacy which we’re so proud to be able to carry on as we welcome the team to the Dire Wolves family,” said Jason Spiller, owner of Dire Wolves. “This is a historic moment for Oceanic esports with the new LCO beginning later this month, and with this huge new influx of talent and expertise joining the team, Dire Wolves is ready to be at the centre of it.”
“The Dire Wolves and Avant have always shared an amazing rivalry and mutual respect as two of the leading and most storied esports organisations in Oceania, and this coming together heralds the end of an amazing journey for Avant, but a new era for both organisations, and the further establishment of the Dire Wolves as the dominant esports brand in the region” said Wes Collier, owner of Avant Gaming .