ESL announce ANZ Championship S8

Jan 23 2019 2 min read

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Electronic Sports League came with good news for Australian and  New Zealand CS:GO community while they confirmed a return to the Australian and New Zealand National Championship with $20,000 AUD in prize money. ESL also announced the Sydney Derby which is a brand new qualifier for the $250,000 IEM event. 

In Season 8 of the AU & NZ National Championship, we will see some changes in comparison to last year's edition, featuring only twelve teams, down from sixteen while eight of them will receive a direct invite and four participants will have to fight for their spot via an open qualifier.

The open qualifier will take place over the course of February and March. For registration, you can use the following link: 

All teams will be split into two groups while the top of the group will earn a direct invite to the semi-finals of the LAN. The two runners up will start in the quarterfinals, and the remaining two participants of the quarter-finals will be determined through the last chance qualifier.

A brand new IEM Sydney Derby will take a place on April 16-18, while the top two teams from each group of the AU&NZ Championship 2019 online season will duke it in a single-elimination bracket, where the winner will take a spot in the group stage of the IEM event.

And if we are talking about good CS event, don't forget to check our WePlay! Lock and Load CS:GO tournament which will run from January 30 till February 3rd with world-class teams on board and $50.000 in prize money. Not bad, huh?! 


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