Season Overview

The ESL AU & NZ Championship returns again for another season, covering more esports action from your favourite titles! Featuring both Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Rocket League as our leading titles for Season 2, the ESL AU & NZ Championship will feature the region’s best teams and players competing for pride, glory, and their share of $17,500 in prize money.



Picking up where season one concluded, season two for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will see eight-teams once again compete in a league format, where teams will participate two times a week for four weeks over both Tuesday and Wednesday nights - with the end goal of reaching the offline finals, to be held in August at the ESL Studios in Sydney.

Existing Teams:

  • Athletico
  • Avant Garde (ex-Supremacy)
  • Corvidae
  • Funky Monkeys
  • Legacy Esports
  • ex-Avant Garde

To find our last two teams invited into season two of the ESL AU & NZ Championship for 2017, Astral Influence - our eighth placed team from season 1 - will be matched in an online qualifier against the three highest placing teams during ESEA Season 24 under two conditions:

  • The team is not currently competing in an ESL League.
  • The team has maintained a core roster from their previous season of 3 out of 5 members.

Invited Qualifier Teams:

  • Tainted Black
  • Incept Esports
  • Team Noxide

Once all eight teams have been found, the second season of the ESL AU & NZ Championship will be ready to begin, starting on Tuesday, July 4th!

Rocket League

Rocket League

Adopting a different format for the second season of the ESL AU & NZ Championship, season two of the program will see four open cups that allow teams to accumulate points and qualify for the fifth, invitational cup. This will pave the path for teams to qualify for the offline finals, with a prize pool of $7,500.

Cup Information:

  • Open Cup #1 - July 2
  • Open Cup #2 - July 9
  • Open Cup #3 - July 16
  • Open Cup #4 - July 23
  • Invitational Cup - July 30

With four teams qualifying out of the invitational cup in July, we’ll see you in August for the offline finals at the ESL Studios in Sydney!