ESL and TEG Live have today announced that this year’s Melbourne Esports Open™ will feature the return of the smash hit from Epic Games, Fortnite.
Across the weekend of Saturday 31 August and Sunday 1 September, Fortnite fans will be able to join the action on an expanded “Fortnite Stage” in Margaret Court Arena, with action from the stage being broadcast in front of a live audience and online. Fans will also have the chance to play alongside popular content creators including ‘The Misfits’ on stage, with open tournaments running throughout both show days.
Melbourne & Olympic Parks is fast becoming an epicentre for Fortnite after the successful running of the “Fortnite Summer Smash” at this year’s Australian Open.
Fortnite will also be featured with the “Fortnite Free-Play Field” – an area within the “JB Hi-Fi Game On Zone” which in 2019 expands into Melbourne Arena – offering attendees the chance to get hands-on with one of twenty consoles that will be available for play across the weekend.
Each day, an all-ages dance competition will give entrants the chance to get up on stage and perform their favourite Fortnite dance moves, with prizes up for grabs for the best performances.
Senior Vice President of ESL Asia-Pacific Japan, Nick Vanzetti said; “Fortnite was a massive part of the Melbourne Esports Open last year, with players of all ages competing on stage in Margaret Court Arena. We’re excited to show Fortnite fans what we have in store for MEO 2019.”
Following the success of the inaugural Melbourne Esports Open™ in 2018, which saw 12,000 esports fans attend across the two days, the 2019 event will expand to include activities within Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne Arena and Grand Slam Oval.
Fans can enjoy a weekend at the Open from as little as $37.90 (Junior 2-day Ground Pass), with single-day tickets starting at $19.90 (Junior Saturday Ground Pass). For tickets and further information head to the Melbourne Esports Open website http://melbourneesportsopen.com.au or ticketek.com.au.
The Melbourne Esports Open is presented with the support of the Victorian Government via its tourism and major events agency Visit Victoria.