Announcing Finals Information for Halo 5: Guardians!
It’s time - revealing more information on the finals for Halo 5: Guardians in the ESL AU & NZ Championship, presented by St. George!

The wait is over… Having hit the halfway point of the season, we are thrilled to announce the finals information for Halo 5: Guardians as part of the ESL AU & NZ Championship, presented by St. George! With $10,000AUD on the line, this event is not one to miss, so read below for the full information!


The ESL AU & NZ Championship, presented by St. George Season 2 finals for Halo 5: Guardians will be held live at the ESL Studios in Sydney, Australia on Saturday, the 19th of November, 2016! This finals event will also be open for registered spectators to come on by and watch the action live, so book yourself in for those dates and come on down to watch the skill and intensity of Halo in the region!

More information on spectators will be released closer to the date.



We’ve heard your feedback and are pleased to announce that we have doubled the amount of teams that can participate at the live finals event from four (4) to EIGHT* (8)! To make this work, not every single match will be broadcasted to cater with the bracket and schedule, but we’ll definitely do our best to ensure that we get as much coverage as possible on all matches!

How does this change the qualification process you might ask? Well, that’s an easy one! When we reach our Invitational stage, much like we did in Season One, the top TWO teams per group will receive a direct invitation to the finals event, resulting in an eight team finals bracket that will follow the Double Elimination format.

*Please note that all teams will be required to make their own way to and from the event. Accommodation and travel will not be provided by ESL.



We’ve announced that there is a $10,000AUD prize pool up for grabs, so let’s take a breakdown on how that money falls into placements!

  • 1ST PLACE: $5,000AUD (50%)
  • 2ND PLACE: $3,000AUD (30%)
  • 3RD PLACE: $1,200AUD (12%)
  • 4th PLACE: $800AUD (8%)

TOTAL: $10,000AUD



More information will be released closer to the date of the competition, such as spectating information, veto procedure for the players and broadcast information for where you can watch if you are not going to be in attendance!

As always, stay tuned to our social media outlets on Facebook and Twitter for all of the latest news from the #ESLAUNZ Championship - we’ll see you on November 19!