An Aussie esports team claimed some high-profile scalps at last week's Hi-Rez Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.

Australia’s Abyss Esports tore through the Paladins tournament group stages losing only to eventual champions Burrito Esports, 3-2.

Abyss then took down top US team Eager in one of the biggest upsets of the weekend, before falling at the hands of District 69 in the semis.

According to Smite and Paladins developer Hi-Rez Studios, one the strategies Abyss displayed – now known as "the Abyss Meta" – will impact the competitive Paladins scene.

Aussies upset top US team at Paladins Invitational

The other Aussie team at the expo didn't fare as well. In the Smite World Championship on PC, LG Dire Wolves first fell to Obey Alliance (who eventually placed second), and were then eliminated by top wildcard US team, Allegiance.

European team NRG Esports made it back-to-back wins at HRX with its grand final defeat of Obey, 3-1.