BenQ has announced that it’ll be teaming up with tournament organizer ESL Australia to host the ANZ qualifiers for the upcoming BenQ ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND 2017 Asia Cup.
“The success of the BenQ ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND tournament in Shanghai has enabled us to expand in 2017 with an open qualifier for Australia and New Zealand in partnership with ESL Australia. ESL have shown great passion and professionalism as the leading eSports tournament organisers, and with our mutual dedication to eSports we look forward to providing players with the opportunity to represent our region on the global stage,” says Martin Moelle, Managing Director for BenQ Australia.
The qualifiers for the Counter Strike: Global Offensive tournament will be divided into three components, with the first two taking place online on the 22nd of July and 6th of August before the “Offline Stage” commences at ESL Studios in Sydney on the 9th of September.
BenQ say any player from the Oceanic region is eligible to compete during the 3 week period for their chance to qualify for the BenQ ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND event in Shanghai, China.
The Final event will take place on the 19th to 22nd of October and see 16 teams from 14 regions compete for their share of the $100,000 USD prize pool.
“Over the years as Counter-Strike has progressed in Australia and New Zealand, our local teams have further sought out the opportunity to compete on both the local and international levels in the LAN environment. BenQ ZOWIE have been able to create such a program where teams from our region will have the best possible opportunities to not only compete internationally, but be successful as well,” said ESL Australia managing director Nick Vanzetti.