23.03.2017
The AU&NZ Championship returns to ESL Sydney Studios for Season 1 Finals
It’s time - today we are happy to reveal preliminary information for the Overwatch & Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ESL AU & NZ Championship Season 1 Finals.

Having now announced the third and final title for Season 1 of the AU & NZ Championship, Overwatch, we are now thrilled to reveal the Finals information for 2 of our 3 titles. Rocket League fans, a separate announcement will be released shortly revealing the finals date and location for the Rocket League Season 1 finals. With $27,500 on the line, and the Overwatch & CS:GO action spread out over 2 action packed weekends, the ESL AU & NZ Championship Season 1 Finals are not to be missed.

The ESL AU & NZ Championship Season 1 finals for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be held live at the ESL Sydney Studios, on May 20-21 (Saturday & Sunday). Witness the 4 top teams from the AU & NZ Championship League compete live, either as part of the crowd or at home online, providing some of the best CSGO action available in our region.

If one action-packed weekend of esports wasn’t enough, the Overwatch ESL AU & NZ Championship Season 1 Finals will take place the following weekend over Saturday the 27th - Sunday the 28th of May. The action will kick off early Saturday morning, continuing on to Sunday afternoon until we find our Overwatch ESL AU & NZ Champions.

If you are interested in coming down to the event and watching the action unfold live both finals event will be open for registered spectators. Get your tickets now!

 

Prize Pool:

We’ve announced that there is a $27,500 prize pool up for grabs, so let’s breakdown how that will be split among placements:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive:

  • 1st Place: $4,000AUD
  • 2nd Place: $2,500AUD
  • 3rd Place: $2,000AUD
  • 4th Place: $1,500AUD

TOTAL: $10,000AUD

Overwatch:

  • 1st Place: $5,000AUD
  • 2nd Place: $3,000AUD
  • 3rd Place: $1,200AUD
  • 4th Place: $800AUD

TOTAL: $10,000AUD

Format:

The Format for Overwatch and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will be a 4 team Double Elimination Bracket. Teams will be seeded based on their results from League Play/Online Qualifiers, and put in a 4 team Double Elimination bracket where teams will be seeded 1st-4th. The Double Elimination bracket will be played out until completion and until 1 team is crowned Champion.

Schedule - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive:

Saturday, 20th of May:

  • 12:00pm AEDT: Round 1, Match A (Seed 1 vs. Seed 4) [BO3]
  • ...followed by: Round 1, Match B (Seed 2 vs. Seed 3) [BO3]
  • ...followed by: Upper Bracket Final, Match C (Winner of A vs. Winner of B) [BO3]

 

Sunday, 21st of May:

  • 09:00am AEDT: Lower Bracket Round 1, Match D (Loser of A vs. Loser of B) [BO3]
  • ...followed by: Loser Bracket Final, Match E (Loser of C vs. Winner of D) [BO3]
  • ...followed by: Grand Final, Match F (Winer of C vs. Winner of E) [BO3]
  • ...followed by: Grand Final, Match G (if needed) [BO3]

Schedule - Overwatch:

Saturday, 27th of May:

  • 12:00pm AEDT: Round 1, Match A (Seed 1 vs. Seed 4) [BO5]
  • ...followed by: Round 1, Match B (Seed 2 vs. Seed 3) [BO5]
  • ...followed by: Upper Bracket Final, Match C (Winner of A vs. Winner of B) [BO5]

 

Sunday, 28th of May:

  • 12:00pm AEDT: Lower Bracket Round 1, Match D (Loser of A vs. Loser of B) [BO5]
  • ...followed by: Loser Bracket Final, Match E (Loser of C vs. Winner of D) [BO5]
  • ...followed by: Grand Final, Match F (Winer of C vs. Winner of E) [BO5]
  • ...followed by: Grand Final, Match G (if needed) [BO5]

 

*Please note: Just as it was in 2016, all teams will be required to make their own way to and from the event. Accommodation and travel will not be provided for.

 

Spectator Information:

Everyone’s welcome to come down to the ESL AU & NZ Championship finals, simply grab your ticket on the Eventbrite Page and enjoy a weekend packed with the best Overwatch & CS:GO that Australia has to offer. Tickets cover general entry and lunch for both days. The ESL Studio will also have a bunch of team merchandise, additional food, and drinks available for purchase on both days.