How To Watch The Melbourne Esports Open

How To Watch The Melbourne Esports Open
Image: Melbourne Esports Open (Twitter)

The Victorian Government-backed esports festival is back this weekend, but if you’re cooped up for the weekend or can’t make it down to Melbourne, thankfully you can watch from home.

As was the case last year, the Melbourne Esports Open will play host to the Overwatch Contenders Australia finals, showcasing the best Australians in Overwatch (and also acting as a trial for any Australians looking to get picked spotted by academy teams or talent scouts for the Overwatch League next year). The other major event on the card is the finals of the Oceanic Pro League, the ongoing local circuit for League of Legends.

Whoever wins the League playoffs tomorrow gets a ticket into the Worlds 2019 Play-In stage later this year, which acts as the first stage of the League World Championships. It’s the biggest prize for League teams and fans, so the League finals should be especially hard fought.

Those games will kick off on the Saturday, and you can watch those live through the official Riot Games Twitch channel below:

As for the Contenders matches, they’ll play out on Father’s Day. Blizzard will stream those through the official Overwatch Contenders channel (which right now is replaying Overwatch League matches, but it’ll switch over on Sunday).

There’s also an official exhibition match tomorrow between the Washington Justice and the winning Contenders team. That’ll be broadcast through the same Twitch channel, and will take place after the Contenders finals.

Elsewhere at MEO, Rainbow Six is back with The Six Masters, Ubisoft’s LAN finals for the ongoing Rainbow Six league in Australia. The first games have already begun, and you can watch those through Ubisoft’s local Rainbow Six channel.

Fortnite will be played throughout Margaret Court Arena across the whole weekend as well. You can follow proceedings there through the MEO Purple Twitch channel below:

Couchwarriors will also be hosting a string of tournaments over the weekend, featuring Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5, Dragon Ball Fighter Z and Smash Ultimate. Smash Melee will be there as well. The official Couchwarriors channel is below.

For more info on the available tournaments and events over the two days, head to the official MEO events page here. The full tournament and open play schedule is below.

Image: Melbourne Esports Open

Disclosure: Melbourne Esports Open is sponsored by Fairfax Events & Entertainment, which is owned by the parent company of Kotaku Australia, Nine Entertainment.


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