ESL has announced that it is bringing the Intel Extreme Masters to Sydney, Australia for a CS:GO competition.
The event will take place at The Qudos Bank Arena on May 6th and 7th, with top teams competing for a share of $250,000 Australian.
Both SK Gaming and Australian team Renegades will be competing at the event, with more invited teams to be announced in the coming weeks.
"Having been to five different continents is a badge of honor for our historic competition,” said Michal Blicharz, VP Pro Gaming at ESL. “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.”
“Bringing an industry-leading event to Australia is an exciting opportunity as we have some of the most passionate esports enthusiasts in the world,” said Nick Vanzetti, Managing Director of ESL Australia. “The prestige and legacy the Intel Extreme Masters brand brings mixed with the world's best players is the perfect recipe for a historic weekend in esports.”