Dire Wolves continues to seal its brand as Australia’s premier esports company.

2 of the most iconic Australian esports organizations will turn into one today with the statement that Alarming Wolves has actually acquired AVANT Video gaming.

The merger will see Alarming Wolves move into CS: GO for the very first time in 2021, expanding its reach in Oceanic esports even larger.

With the acquisition of N8 Esports and Sydney Drop Bears in 2020, Alarming Wolves fielded teams in FIFA, Overwatch, and more. Earlier this month, Dire Wolves announced its first venture into Apex Legends. And with the incorporation of AVANT, the org will now field a CS: GO lineup for the very first time.

“This is a historic moment for Oceanic esports with the new League of Legends Circuit Oceania beginning later on this month, and with this huge new influx of skill and know-how,” stated Jason Spiller, owner of Dire Wolves.

Dire Wolves has currently protected its location in the newly exposed LCO. But since the LCO still acts as a certification format for the World Champion, the rule that no company can own and operate two separate competitive groups avoids Alarming Wolves from likewise getting AVANT Gaming’s LCO slot. As such, that spot has been sold to Peace.gg.

A newly established organization, Peace.gg is the eighth group announced to represent the Oceanic region in the upcoming LCO. The team is consisted of primarily previous AVANT players, with the addition of previous Tradition mid laner Halo.

The LCO will begin on Feb. 23, featuring veteran group Alarming Wolves, the newbies on the block Peace.gg, and, for the first time in almost five years, no AVANT Video gaming.