A second Melbourne-based team has joined Gfinity Esports Australia’s Elite Series.

The Melbourne Order joins previously announced teams Melbourne Avant and Sydney Chiefs in the competition, which is being pitched as the Big Bash League of Australian esports.

When the competition kicks off in June, six city-based teams will battle in weekly competition in front of a live audience at a dedicated esports arena within the Hoyts Cinema Complex in Sydney.

Players will include Australia’s best professional talent, joined by the next generation of superstars rising from the currently-running Gfinity Challenger Series, who will be drafted into each of the clubs.

Gfinity Australia's inaugural competitions will include Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Rocket League and Street Fighter V, and the company will dole out AU$450,000 in prize money in its first year.

“Australia has a long history of traditional sporting rivalries, and we’re excited to welcome a second Melbourne team bringing our own flavour of derby to the Gfinity Elite Series Australia,” said Gfinity Esports Australia CEO Dominic Remond.