The countdown has begun, and with less than a month before the hotly anticipated Melbourne Esports Open kicks off, here’s a crash course on the next big oceanic esports event!
Complete with giant screens, full concert lighting and concert-level audio production, Rod Laver Arena will host the Overwatch Contenders Australia Finals on Sat 1 Sep and the League of Legends Oceanic Pro League Finals on Sun 2 Sep.
Alongside the main event, Margaret Court Arena will host additional tournament matches in various esports titles, while a Gaming Expo in the precinct will include personal appearances by esports pros, free play stations, exhibitor booths, sponsor activations and technology demonstrations.
Check out the full details for each event below;
Overwatch Contenders AU Finals (Saturday, September 1)
The final bout of the Overwatch Contenders Season 2, the top four teams from the tournament will fight live on stage for their share of the massive $67,000AUD prize pool.
League of Legends Oceanic Pro League (OPL) Finals (Sunday, September 2)
The new home of the OPL finals, the inaugural Melbourne Esports Open will host the League of Legends Oceanic Pro League finals, the final bout of one of the hottest leagues in ANZ.
Tickets available at; http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=MELESPOX18#Overwatch
Additional Competitions @Margaret Court Arena
Minecraft competitions will run across both days at the Melbourne Esports Open, featuring 8 players free for all Minecraft action, live on stage at Margaret Court Arena.
Forza Motorsport 7 is coming to the Melbourne Esports Open, with open tournaments and a free-play area. Open tournaments will run at Margaret Court arena throughout the weekend, with prizes to be announced soon.
Alongside the Overwatch Contenders AU Finals on Saturday, an open 3v3 Overwatch tournament will be held throughout the weekend at Margaret Court Arena, open to any-and-all ticket holders.
Featuring a $1000 prize pool, anyone with a valid ticket to the Melbourne Esports Open can enter the Super Smash Bros 4 (Wii U) And Super Smash Bros. Melee tournaments.
Street Fighter V tops off the open tournaments, featuring a further $1000 prize pool, and open to any-and-all attendees.
Get ready to go super saiyen at the Melbourne Esports Open, and fight your way to victory and earn yourself a slice of $1000 in Dragonball FighterZ.
The global fighting game sensation that is Tekken will be playable at the Margaret Court arena, offering a $1000 prize pool for competitors.
Stay up to date with the latest from the Melbourne Esports Open by following the official twitter profile.