ESL AU&NZ Championship S6 set to begin

March 6th, 2018 10:30

The sixth edition of the ESL Australia & New Zealand Championship kicks off tomorrow, with eight out of sixteen teams finding their way to the $20,000 AUD (~$15,670) offline finals.

The online league will run for seven weeks from March 7 to April 18, splitting the list into two groups of eight teams. Within their groups, they will face each other in a best-of-two, round-robin format.

At the conclusion of the online regular season, the top four teams from each group will qualify for the LAN Finals in June.

After IEM Katowice, ORDER will compete in the ESL online tournament

Several top teams from the region including Tainted Minds, ORDER, Grayhound and Chiefs are favoured to advance to the offline stage. Below you can find the list of competitors in their respective groups: 

Group A Group B
Australia Athletico Australia Conspiracy
Australia Carnage Australia Surge
Australia Chiefs Australia Corvidae
Australia Ground Zero Australia Control
Australia Lucky7 Australia Dark Sided
Australia ORDER Australia Grayhound
Australia R!OT Australia Taboo
Australia STREAMLINE Australia Tainted Minds

Iain "SnypeR" Turner, a former player of Immunity and Vox Eminor is among the broadcast talent announced for the league:

Australia Tim "brainstorm" Dunne - Commentator
Australia Jordan "Elfishguy" Mays - Commentator
Australia Kevin "KaRath" Zhu - Commentator
Australia Danny "dK" Kim - Commentator
Australia Iain "SnypeR" Turner - Commentator
Australia Mitchell "pili" Pilipowski - Commentator

The winner will take $8,000 AUD (~$6,210) of the total prize pool. Depending on the format used for the offline finals (single-elimination or double-elimination), the full prize distribution has yet to be officially announced.

All matches will be broadcasted on ESL's main Twitch channel and on a secondary stream (to be confirmed). Check our event page regarding the lineups, schedule and other information here.

Australia Iain 'SnypeR' Turner
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Australia Mitchell 'pili' Pilipowski
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GL teams :d
2018-03-06 10:31
gabs | 
Faroe Islands DiaRhea 
2018-03-06 10:31
2018-03-06 10:31
fer | 
Brazil raoGOD 
mmm reported
2018-03-06 10:31
For being fast?
2018-03-06 10:32
fer | 
Brazil raoGOD 
2018-03-06 10:35
By having good internet?
2018-03-06 10:36
fer | 
Brazil raoGOD 
botting. nt reported again
2018-03-06 10:36
xD, sure
2018-03-06 10:37
nah fuck that guy
2018-03-06 14:28
He's just baiting
2018-03-06 14:33
Now i'm cring
2018-03-06 15:07
Y u cri !?
2018-03-06 15:08
That’s nice
2018-03-06 10:31
fl0m | 
Egypt Zanpacto 
K Edit : fuck
2018-03-06 10:31
2018-03-06 10:31
Italy Er1cz 
2018-03-06 10:31
Czech Republic davskal 
I read that as ESL Auschwitz O_O
2018-03-06 10:32
GL to everyone, i’ll be rooting for ORDER and Taboo
2018-03-06 10:33
Europe _jUNGLE 
Was always wondering, what's the average ping in AU, Perth to Sydney, is like :)
2018-03-06 12:06
Denmark Twick_ 
200 ms usually
2018-03-06 14:33
African Union mikecool 
2018-03-06 14:48
perth to sydney i got no fuckin clue hahah i only play sydney
2018-03-07 06:40
Europe _jUNGLE 
congrat, you just made a very ausstistic comment I am talking about players participating, not you lol
2018-03-07 10:48
should of specified that :)
2018-03-07 10:54
Aussie Aussie Aussie
2018-03-06 11:22
Free money for GH, ORDER, Tainted and Chiefs/Corvidae
2018-03-06 11:40
Australia MrTurni 
go yam !
2018-03-06 13:22
Do kiwis not have a csgo team?
2018-03-06 14:09
Australia lyt3x 
Carnage, Tainted, Chiefs, Order and Grayhound all have kiwis on their teams.
2018-03-06 14:49
Ah ok, I just assumed there'd be an all kiwi team.
2018-03-06 21:11
The NZ scene has had a disastrous few years and was torn by all the different versions of CS. Eg. 1.6/Source/promod/csgo. It never recovered and our best players jumped ship to play with more talented players from Australia.
2018-03-07 06:03
Lekr0 | 
United Kingdom dxy^ 
AU/NZ but just AU teams, Mind blown
2018-03-06 16:53
au cs not important/almost nobody calls
2018-03-06 17:12
So many randoms im surprised i didnt get an invite
2018-03-07 06:56
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