SYDNEY, Australia, July 27th, 2017 – Following the conclusion of the BenQ ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND ANZ Open Qualifiers series over this past weekend, our final eight teams have officially been decided.
Riotous Raccoons, AVANT GARDE, Team Noxide and Team KiD have secured their place in the ANZ Closed Qualifiers series on August 5th and 6th to face off against Tainted Minds, Athletico, Kings Gaming Club and Legacy for a place in our Offline Finals.
Riotous Raccoons and AVANT GARDE both had incredibly strong showings from both ends of the Upper bracket of this double elimination series, taking wins off the likes of ty krasava, Dedset, unfrag and Paragon OCE to coast their way into the Closed Qualifiers. Remarkably, Team Noxide and Team KiD both qualified after falling into the Lower bracket after their round 1 match-ups.
The eXTREMESLAND tournament series is a competitive CSGO tournament held in Shanghai, China, hosting the top 16 teams from 14 major regions in the Asia Pacific Region. These top teams will compete for their share in a $100,000 USD prize pool.
The BenQ ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND ANZ Qualifier is being conducted by BenQ ZOWIE in partnership with ESL Australia, with the winner of the ANZ Offline Final being offered the position to represent Australia in the eXTREMESLAND tournament series in Shanghai.
The upcoming Closed Qualifiers of the BenQ ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND begin on August 5th and will be livestreamed on Twitch via the ESL_CSGO and ESL_CSGOb Twitch channels during the course of the event. You can check them out here and here.
For more information on the BenQ ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND ANZ Qualifier series, please visit the BenQ ZOWIE local events page here, or keep up to date through the official BenQ ZOWIE Australia or ESL Australia Twitter pages.