The event will now take place at Olympic Parks from August 21-22, 2021.
Australia.- The Melbourne Esports Open, which was due to take place in August, has been postponed until 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The event will still take place at Olympic Parks from August 21-22, 2021.
In a statement, ESL SVP Asia-Pacific Japan, Nick Vanzetti, said: “While there’s no doubt fans were looking forward to attending Melbourne Esports Open in 2020, we’ve made the decision to postpone the event by a year in light of the current global health situation.
“We can’t wait to showcase an even bigger weekend of esports at Melbourne Esports Open 2021.”
Esports has seen a sharp rise in followers during the pandemic while people remain at home, with a growing number of bookmakers offering odds on games and competitions.