There will be an open Australia and New Zealand qualifier for this year's Extremesland Counter-Strike Asia Cup, ESL Australia and sponsor BenQ Zowie have announced.
Any player from the Oceanic region is eligible to compete over a three week period for their chance to qualify for the tournament's grand final in Shanghai, China from October 19-22.
There, 16 teams from 14 regions will battle for a share of a US$100,000 prize pool.
The ANZ Qualifier will be divided into three components. Two online stages will take place on July 22 and August 6, and there will then be an offline stage at ESL Studios in Sydney on September 9.
The two teams that qualify will be pitted against Chiefs Esports Club and Grayhound Gaming, and the champion will be awarded the Australian invite to the finals in Shanghai, with flights and accommodation included.
"The success of the BenQ Zowie Extremesland tournament in Shanghai has enabled us to expand in 2017 with an open qualifier for Australia and New Zealand in partnership with ESL Australia," said BenQ Australia managing director Martin Moelle.
"ESL have shown great passion and professionalism as the leading eSports tournament organisers, and with our mutual dedication to eSports we look forward to providing players with the opportunity to represent our region on the global stage."