TEG has announced that the newly-created Melbourne Esports Open (MEO) will be staged over the weekend of 1 & 2 September this year at Melbourne Park. The tournament is set to become Australia’s biggest celebration of local esports, promoted by TEG Live in partnership with ESL, the world’s largest independent esports company.
The MEO will be a huge weekend of esports competition and activities, complete with giant videoscreens, full concert lighting and concert-level audio production.
With the AFL season having a bye weekend, the Melbourne Esports Open has secured a prominent place on the Victorian Major Events calendar. The MEO is presented in conjunction with Visit Victoria.
The Victorian Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren said: “The Melbourne Esports Open is a massive scalp for Victoria, tapping into one of the world’s most popular sectors of the sports and entertainment industry.
“We’re turning Melbourne Park into every gamers dream – giant screens, the best talent and latest technology. With millions of gamers both at home and abroad, it’s time to bring all the action and fanfare of esports to our backyard.”
TEG CEO Geoff Jones said presenting esports as a live mega-event is the big idea whose time has come.
“We are committed to creating an unforgettable experience across the Melbourne Park precinct for gamer fans from all over Australia and overseas,” said Jones.
“On our projected attendances, the number of matches and the sheer scale of activity, the MEO will be the biggest local esports event staged in the Oceania region. Better still, we aim to make this a celebration of the very best in esports competition.
“Tim McGregor, the Managing Director of TEG Live, is the architect of this tournament and our esports strategy. I want to commend him on the vision, thought leadership and hard work to make this happen.”
A Waitlist is operating for esports fans. Go to www.ticketek.com.au
A full schedule for the Melbourne Esports Open (MEO) will be announced soon and tickets will go on sale later this month.