I’m heading to MEO 2019
That’s right! I am proud to announce that I have been accepted as an #Affiliate to promote the Melbourne eSports Open 2019.
This is the second year the for MEO and sure it won’t be the last. I attended last year and had so much fun.
One of the most exciting parts of MEO was the fact that the Australian Overwatch Contenders finals were playing live and will be there again this year.
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE MELBOURNE ESPORTS OPEN THIS YEAR
The Melbourne Esports Open™ isn’t just about the best gamers in the country playing on Australia’s biggest stages. This August 31 -September 1, we’re filling up Melbourne & Olympic Parks with some of the coolest games, tournaments and activities you can find, so that you can have an awesome weekend at Australasia’s biggest festival of esports & gaming.
The best bit? Everything below is free to those who already have a ticket to the Melbourne Esports Open – so read on to see what’s on at #MEO2019, and remember to check back weekly – we’ve got much more to come!
OVERWATCH CONTENDERS AUSTRALIA 2019 SEASON 2 FINALS
Overwatch Contenders Australia is home to eight of the highest performing Overwatch teams from across Australia and New Zealand. With US$100,000 on the line, Season 2 2019 is set to kick off with a bang on June 16. The top teams from Regular Season will progress through to the Melbourne Esports Open for the Season 2 finals live on stage. Make sure to stay up to date on the latest action via Twitter.
FORTNITE AT MEO
Join the action with open Fortnite competitions held on the Fortnite stage in Margaret Court Arena. Anyone with a ticket to the Melbourne Esports Open can compete – simply pick up your ticket today and stay tuned for more information on how the registration process for open tournaments will work.
As well as open tournaments, you can play in the Fortnite Free-Play Field in the JB Hi-Fi Game On Zone, and take part in dance competitions, with prizes up for grabs for the best performance.
HALO IS COMING TO THE MELBOURNE ESPORTS OPEN
We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with community organisation Halo Australia to run Halo: The Master Chief Collection tournaments at the Melbourne Esports Open this year!
Halo Australia are veterans in the grassroots Halo scene and will be joining the MEO team to help run competitive Halo Free-For-All tournaments at MEO 2019.
Battle for the highest frags throughout the qualification period each day to play in the finals against the best spartans Melbourne has to offer. No pre-registration is required, just a ticket to MEO.
Prizes are awarded to the top three players of each day. Full prize distribution is yet to be announced, so stay tuned!
- Halo 3 – Hardcore Free-For-All settings
- Saturday & Sunday
- Qualification rounds: 9:00am – 4:00pm
- Finals: 4:00pm
- Located in Melbourne Arena
Spot your favorite in-game character at MEO this year, or come dressed up as them! With cosplay competitions running throughout the weekend, and opportunities for your cosplay to be photographed professionally, you don’t want to miss the cosplay action at #MEO2019.
JB HI-FI GAME ON ZONE
Get your hands on the latest releases in gaming before everyone else, and spend your weekend in the JB Hi-Fi Game On Zone playing the latest & greatest AAA titles. It doesn’t matter if you’re a console, PC, or mobile gamer – the JB Hi-Fi Game On Zone will have you covered. Plus, the Game On Zone will feature a pop-up JB Hi-Fi store, with some great deals exclusively for MEO ticket holders.
If you’re a couch warrior, you can look forward to competitions featuring 2019’s hottest fighting games (with some classics thrown in as well) in Melbourne Arena. We’ve brought our mates the Couch Warriors (Australia’s biggest Fighting Games Community) back on board to run what was a real “Smash-Hit” at MEO last year. Stay tuned for more info on what games will be featured.
PLAY! POKÉMON MELBOURNE OPEN
The Play! Pokémon Melbourne Open is an officially sanctioned #PlayPokémon Special Event, being held during the Melbourne Esports Open, August 31st-September 1st 2019.
Online registration is open now, and is the only way to secure your spot. To register & for more info, click here.
At MEO 2019, Melbourne Arena will host the return of the HSEL Championship Grand Finals for League of Legends, Rocket League and NBA 2K19! Over 300 teams from more than 150 schools will compete between June to August for their chance to play on a dedicated arena stage with YOU cheering them on!
For more up to date information on all things MEO, be sure to check out their site here.
I will be attending both days, so please feel free to come up and say hello if you spot me. We might even do a meetup afterward.
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