Intel Extreme Masters eSports has announced that it is to hold its first Australian live eSports tournament at the Qudos Bank Arena near the Sydney Olympic Park between May 6 and 7.
The A$260,000 ($197,585) competition will feature top eSports teams SK Gaming and Renegades, with further invites and qualifier information to follow in the near future.
Competitiors will be playing CS:GO, ESL Pro Gaming exec Michal Blicharz, said, observing:
“Having been to five different continents is a badge of honor for our historic competition. Australia has been an attractive market for us as part of our global expansion of the Intel Extreme Masters brand. We look forward to bringing Intel Extreme Masters to new global audiences and making history for eSports in Australia.”