ELT-StaffTigoline 0 Comments · Likes · Like · 5th Apr 2018
ESL have announced a four-team female competition for the Oceanic region with ~$7,700 prize pool on offer.

The tournament will be held at IEM Sydney's community stage on May 6. According to the rulebook, "only players considered female as per government-issued ID are eligible to enter the competition". In addition, they must be Australian and New Zealand residents at the age of 15-years-old or higher.

After attending CPH Games female event in 2017, ARTeMis' team is eager to compete

ESEA will host two open qualifiers on April 18-19 with the top two teams of each qualifier moving on to the main event at Qudos Bank Arena. The qualified teams will receive "$1,500 AUD travel stipend towards their transport and accommodation costs". Any costs beyond that amount will not be covered by ESL Australia.

"The ESL Women’s Sydney Open is a fantastic opportunity for our local players to showcase their skills in front of the most passionate audience in esports at the Community Stage at IEM Sydney. For ESL Australia, this announcement marks the beginning of a commitment for our team to develop more opportunities for women in esports.”

- Nick Vanzetti, Managing Director of ESL Australia.

Female teams from the Oceanic region can sign up for the online qualifiers below:

ESL Women's Sydney Open Qualifier #1 (April 18)
ESL Women's Sydney Open Qualifier #2 (April 19)

The prize pool of $10,000 AUD (~$7,700) will be distributed in the following way:

1. $6,000 AUD (~$4,610)
2. $2,000 AUD (~$1,540)
3-4. $1,000 AUD (~$770)
3-4. $1,000 AUD (~$770)

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