Held at the Margaret Court Arena over 31 August and 1 September, the event will feature 12 of the best Australian and New Zealand Rainbow Six: Siege teams duke it out to become the champion. The event’s prize pool will be detailed at a later date.
“We could not be more excited to bring the Six Masters to the Melbourne Esports Open in 2019. Following the tremendous success of last year’s event, our goal this year is to create something even bigger and better for our passionate community,” Sebastian Østfeldt, Esports Business Analyst at Ubisoft Australia, said. “Giving eight teams the opportunity to compete in front of thousands of fans in Margaret Court Arena is the perfect way to achieve that goal.”
“We’re thrilled to be able to announce that Rainbow Six will be at the Melbourne Esports Open, and have a massive presence with the Six Masters,” Nick Vanzetti, MD & Senior Vice President of ESL APJ, added. “Rainbow Six has been going from strength to strength here in the region, and we’re excited to see the response from fans at the event.”
Teams already confirmed for the event include Orgless, FNATIC, Mindfreak, Oddity, ex-AVANT and Ex Nihilo. Qualifiers for the remaining spots kick off on 12 May and run until 2 June.
The Melbourne Esports Open 2019 takes place across the Melbourne & Olympic Parks event space between 31 August and 1 September.