For the third consecutive year, which will see the best CS:GO teams in the world battle it out at Qudos Bank Arena, May 3-5 2019 - competing to take their share of the impressive $250,000 USD prize pool. This is a major win for Australian esports as IEM Sydney 2019 will be host to the second CSGO Intel Grand Slam event of the year.
“What we have managed to build in just two years with ESL Australia and the ANZ gaming community is absolutely incredible,” said Michał Blicharz, VP of Pro Gaming at ESL. “IEM Sydney is quickly becoming a staple esports event not just in Australia but globally and it’s something we’re incredibly proud of.”
“For us to be able to announce our third consecutive stadium-scale esports event in Australia with IEM Sydney 2019 is something we never dreamt of happening 10 years ago” said Nick Vanzetti, Senior Vice President of ESL Asia-Pacific Japan. “It’s a true testament to the strength of esports in our country, and we’ll be working hard to ensure it’s another unforgettable experience for every person who attends.”
Last year over 7,500 esports fans attended IEM Sydney across each day, with an online audience of over 13 million globally tuning in to the action. Setting records for esports viewership for an Australian event. Fans in attendance not only get to witness the competition first-hand but also take past in community events as well as go hands on with the latest in PC hardware at the Intel Experience Area.
Tickets go on sale Friday, November 16, 2018 at 2pm AEDT via www.ticketek.com.au
with pricing starting at $39 AUD for a day pass, $139 AUD for the weekend, $239 AUD for premium, and something called Global Elite tickets for $1,199 AUD. For the full VIP experience.