Published on September 28th, 2016 | by admin

The PAX Arena hits Australia this November

MELBOURNE – 28 Sept. 2016 – The PAX Arena will bring three days of competitive gaming events, including the ESL Counter-Strike: Global Offensive AU & NZ Championship Finals, to PAX Aus, taking place Friday – Sunday, 4 – 6 November 2016 in Melbourne.

The ESL Counter-Strike: Global Offensive AU & NZ Championship Finals, presented by St. George, will wrap up seven weeks of seasonal league play and an intensive semi-final round. Teams still in the running for the finals include Athletico, Parallax, Team Immunity and Chiefs.ESC.

The top organizations will compete in the epic culmination of Season 2 for pride, glory, and a share of $20,000 AUD in prize money. The two best teams from Australia and New Zealand will battle it out live broadcast via the ESL’s CSGO channel on Sunday, 6 Nov. at 12pm AEDT from PAX Aus 2016.

Championship Schedule:
• Round Robin – Tues. 4 Oct. 7pm – 11pm AEDT
• Round Robin – Wed. 5 Oct. 7pm – 11pm AEDT
• Round Robin – Tues. 11 Oct. 7pm – 11pm AEDT
• Round Robin – Wed. 12 Oct. 7pm – 11pm AEDT
• Semi-Finals – TBA
• Finals – Sun. 6 Nov. 12pm AEDT
Championship Prize Pool:

• Grand Prize – $8,000
• Runner-Up – $4,000
• 3rd & 4th Place – $2,000 each
• 5th & 6th Place – $1,250 each
• 7th & 8th Place – $750 each

Check the ESL Australia Facebook and Twitter for more updates and information about the PAX Arena in the lead up to PAX Aus 2016!

Badges for PAX Aus are still available and can be purchased online at Single day badges cost $60 AUD, while three day passes are $160.

Journalists as well as content creators on YouTube and Twitch who are interested in attending to create coverage of the event and exhibitors can register for a media pass at, but registration closes on Friday, Sept. 30.

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