The Melbourne Esports Open returns in 2019

Posted on April 10, 2019

The Melbourne Esports Open is returning in 2019 after its successful debut last year. The event will once again take place at Rod Laver Arena and will be a celebration of Australia’s competitive video game scene.

Hosted by ESL and TEG, the Melbourne Esports Open (MEO) is arguably Australia’s biggest esports event with huge gaming competitions taking place live over the full weekend. The headline tournaments include the League of Legends Oceanic Pro League Finals (OPL) and the Overwatch Contenders Australia Finals. In addition we’ll see tournaments for games like Fortnite, Pokémon and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege.

Senior Vice President of ESL Asia-Pacific Japan, Nick Vanzetti said; “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.”

Melbourne Esports Open (MEO) from 2018

Also returning for 2019 will be the JB Hi-Fi Game On Zone that lets players go hands on with some popular competitive games as well as some hotly anticipated upcoming titles.

Last year’s MEO saw 12,000 people attending to play and watch some incredible games. We here at Checkpoint were in attendance and it will be great to see how the event can advance and evolve. Ultimately the event is for big esports fans who will be able to watch Australia’s biggest esport competitions take place live in front of them.

The Melbourne Esports Open will take place Saturday August 31 to Sunday September 1st at Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court and Melbourne Arena. Presale tickets will be available via Telstra Thanks® from 10.00am (local), Friday 12 April and the general public on sale commences from 2.00pm (local), Monday 15 April from Ticketek.

Head over to the website for further details.