PAX Australia in collaboration with the Australian Cyber League have announced that ESL will be appearing at this year’s PAX Aus in Melbourne.
ESL is the world’s premier eSports organisation and this will be the first time they appear at PAX Aus. The event will be staged over three days of the show, in a purpose built arena on the PAX Aus show floor, where it will host one of the largest eSports events Australia has ever seen.
Over the course of three days multiple games will be shown, each with a significant prize pool. The first title to be announced for the event is SMITE, with two other games to be announced shortly.
The event will host the SMITE Oceania Regional Championship finals, which are scheduled for the Saturday of the event. Teams will compete for a share of a $50,000 cash prize pool, with the winning team representing the region at the SMITE 2016 World Championships in Atlanta, USA.
“eSports has grown to become such a massive cornerstone of the gaming community over the last decade, it only made sense that it would eventually become a prominent part of PAX Aus,” said Guy Blomberg, PAX Content and Community Manager. “We want eSports in Australia specifically to be taken seriously as well, and this partnership with ESL and ACL Pro puts us all on the right track.”
“Here at the Australian Cyber League we have long been looking up to ESL as the global leader in the space, producing some of world’s best eSports events,” said Nick Vanzetti, Managing Director at ACL. “It makes great sense to bring the ESL Arena to such a prestigious gaming event as PAX Aus. This opportunity allows us to level up the current eSports offering and truly put our region on the map.”
PAX Australia will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from October 30 to November 1.
Single day passes and 3 days international passes are still available online here, and you can find all the latest details for PAX Aus on Twitter and Facebook . It was also previously revealed Warren Spector would be appearing at the event.