With the headliner tournaments set to include the League of Legends Oceanic Pro League (OPL) Finals as well as the Overwatch Contenders Australia Finals. Plus, Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege will join the 2019 esports lineup alongside the return of Fortnite and, err, Pokemon. The Melbourne Esports Open will take place across Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September 2019.
Where the event is set to grow from the 12,000 fans that attended last year with esports stuff happening across Melbourne & Olympic Parks at both Melbourne Arena and Grand Slam Oval.
TEG Live Managing Director, Tim McGregor said, "The Melbourne Esports Open was an esports phenomenon in its inaugural showing last year, attracting 12,000 dedicated esports fans to the event, with over 600,000 unique livestream viewers tuning in online, and 12 million views on social media across the weekend. With more of the best esports titles joining the event in 2019, there’s something for every gamer. In 2019, the Melbourne Esports Open will be bigger and better and we’re excited for fans to see what we’ve been planning."
Senior Vice President of ESL Asia-Pacific Japan, Nick Vanzetti added, "The Melbourne Esports Open embodies our global strategy at ESL which is to create a world where everybody can be somebody. It’s a unique opportunity for every esports fan or regular gamer to compete in their favourite game and end up playing in front of a massive crowd in some of Australia’s biggest sporting arenas."
This year will also see the inclusion of the JB Hi-Fi Game On Zone which will house "all the latest in esports and interactive gaming experiences". Translation, a fun place to play the latest games and compete against other attendees.
Presale tickets will be available via Telstra Thanks (whatever that is) from 10.00am this Friday April 12. General public ticket sales will be available from 2.00pm on Monday April 15 via Ticketek. For pricing, event, and ticket information head to - melbourneesportsopen.com.au