MEO 2020

IEM 2020 Will Headline The Melbourne Esports Open At Rod Laver Arena

ESL has announced that the Intel Extreme Masters will headline the Melbourne Esports Open 2020 after taking place in Sydney over the last three years.

It’ll take place at Rod Laver Arena over Saturday August 22nd and Sunday August 23rd and will feature a prize pool of over $250,000 USD. The weekend will showcase some of the world’s best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams from around the world.

Tickets will set you back $69 for a single day ticket, $139 for a weekend ticket or $229 for a weekend premium ticket. You can also purchase a Global Elite ticket for $999 AUD, with more information to come on this in the future. All of these tickets will get you access to the Melbourne Esports Open which takes place across Melbourne Park and has featured an unreleased games zone as well as other activities and Esports events.

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With PAX Australia taking place a couple of months later, these two events now cement Melbourne as the games capital of Australia. The Victorian Minister of Tourism, Sport and Major Events had the below to say:

“We host major events of all shapes and colours in Victoria and it’s fantastic that we can be a leader in esports,” Mr Pakula said. “More than half of Australia’s digital games companies are based here, so the local jobs story is just as compelling as the on-screen action.”