Today ESL Australia, local division of the world’s largest Esports company and Supanova Comic Con & Gaming announced that the ESL AU & NZ Championship 2018 Season 2 Finals will be hosted at the upcoming Supanova event in Brisbane.
After a successful event at Supanova in Sydney for the ESL AU & NZ Championship season 1 2018 finals, which saw over 300,000 unique viewers tune in online and 3 million content views via social media, Australian esports fans in Brisbane will now get the chance to see Australia’s best DOTA 2 and CS:GO teams play live on stage on the heart of the Supanova Brisbane show floor over the weekend of November 9-11.
This season of the ESL AU & NZ Championship for CS:GO has seen Australia’s top 16 teams compete over a 7-week season, with the top eight teams invited to the live finals at Supanova Brisbane. The top eight DOTA 2 teams have competed separately, with four to qualify for the live finals. Teams are competing for a combined prize-pool of $30,000AUD across both games.
“Working together with Supanova to host our live finals, and put our local teams, league, and partners in front of thousands of potential esports fans across the country is a big win.” said Nick Vanzetti, MD ESL Australia. “After the success of Sydney’s Supanova, we’re excited to bring fans in Brisbane a taste of the region’s premier esports competition.”
“Experiential and fan engagement is what our fans love so it’s a natural for us to embrace ESL’s brilliant style of doing so in the world of esports gaming. It’s an amazing opportunity to level up our relationship with ESL in hosting their AU & NZ Championship Finals twice a year,” said Supanova’s Event Director Daniel Zachariou. “We’ve know our existing fans are passionate gamers and it’s also brought in a whole new audience to experience the entire festival weekend.”
About The ESL AU & NZ Championship
The ESL AU & NZ Championship is Australia & New Zealand’s premier esports league for professional gamers. The region’s top 16 CS:GO teams and 8 DOTA 2 teams have played over a 7-week season, with a total prizepool of $30,000AUD up for grabs. Each match is broadcast live online for esports fans all over the world to tune into.
ESL, a part of the international digital entertainment group MTG, is the world’s largest independent esports company, leading the industry across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline competitions. It operates high profile, branded international and national leagues and tournaments such as the Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL One, ESL National Championships and other top tier stadium-size events, as well as grassroots amateur cups, leagues and matchmaking systems. ESL covers a broad field of services in gaming technology, event management, advertising and television production, fully catering to the needs of the esports ecosystem. With offices in North America, Germany, Russia, France, Poland, Spain, China, and partners in many other countries, it has a truly global footprint