PAX CSGO Arena Australia this November

The PAX Arena will bring three days of competitive gaming events, including the ESL Counter-Strike: Global Offensive AU & NZ Championship Finals, to PAX Aus, taking place Friday – Sunday, November 4-6, 2016 in Melbourne.

The ESL Counter-Strike: Global Offensive AU & NZ Championship Finals, presented by St. George, will wrap up seven weeks of seasonal league play and an intensive semi-final round. Teams still in the running for the finals include Athletico, Parallax, Team Immunity and Chiefs.ESC.

The top organizations will compete in the epic culmination of Season 2 for pride, glory, and a share of $20,000 AUD in prize money. The two best teams from Australia and New Zealand will battle it out live broadcast via the ESL’s CSGO channel on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 10pm AEST from PAX Aus 2016.

Championship Schedule:

Round Robin – Tues. 4 Oct. 5am – 9am ET
Round Robin – Wed. 5 Oct. 5am – 9am ET
Round Robin – Tues. 11 Oct. 5am – 9am ET
Round Robin – Wed. 12 Oct. 5am – 9am ET
Semi-Finals – TBA
Finals – Sat. Nov. 5 10pm ET

Championship Prize Pool:

Grand Prize – $8,000
Runner-Up – $4,000
3rd & 4th Place – $2,000 each
5th & 6th Place – $1,250 each
7th & 8th Place – $750 each

Check the ESL Australia Facebook and Twitter for more updates and information about the PAX Arena in the lead up to PAX Aus 2016!



Badges for PAX Aus are still available and can be purchased online at Single day badges cost $60 AUD, while three day passes are $160.

Journalists as well as content creators on YouTube and Twitch who are interested in attending to create coverage of the event and exhibitors can register for a media pass at, but registration closes on Friday, Sept. 30.