ESL and TEG Live has announced that the upcoming Melbourne Esports Open this September will feature the Overwatch Contenders Season 2 Finals early this morning. Coming off the announcement yesterday that the League of Legends Oceanic Pro League (OPL) Finals will be featured at the major esports event in Melbourne, the Overwatch Contenders Season 2 Finals will see the top 4 teams from the Australian/New Zealand contenders series battle it out live on stage for a share of the $67,000AUD Season 2 prize pool.

In the Overwatch Contenders Season 1, the Sydney Drop Bears claimed the first spot defeating Masterminds GC in a 4-0 grand finale in a closed studio event in Sydney. This will be the first time the Overwatch Contenders finals in Australia and New Zealand will be played in front of a live audience. The Overwatch Contenders is part of the title’s ‘Path to Pro’ program that gives players an opportunity to be noticed by organizations from the Overwatch League.

TEG CEO Geoff Jones has welcomed the inclusion of the Overwatch Contenders Australia Season 2 Finals to an action-packed two-day schedule at the Melbourne Esports Open.

“From the outset TEG had a vision of esports as major event live entertainment in world-class arenas with big crowds just as passionate and engaged as a major footy final,” said Jones.

“I am sure that the Melbourne Esports Open will live up to this billing in its debut year. Not only do we have an array of top pro teams and the most popular titles, but we have a magnificent precinct at Melbourne Park.

“The many esports activities for fans and the chance for anyone with the skills to compete and showcase their style in multiple esports titles in Margaret Court Arena cap off a fabulous esports entertainment schedule.”

Tickets to the Melbourne Esports Open are on sale today (Thursday 21 June) at 2pm from Prices start at $19.90 for juniors and $29.90 for adults. Family day passes start from $79.70.