Hong Kong to host the world’s next big esports festival

The ICBC (Asia) e-Sports & Music Festival Hong Kong is kicking off in August and bringing three major international esports tournaments featuring top teir teams and players across CS:GO, PUBG and League of Legends.

The tournaments for punters to check include the Zotac Cup Masters CS:GO 2018 Grand Finals, which promises to attract massive playmakers with a prize pool of over $2 million HK (that’s a bit over $400,000 AUD). For Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fans, this will be one to watch.

16 teams from around the world will squad up for the Hong Kong PUBG World Invitational, giving competitive fans of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds something to get pumped about.

Finally, players from around the world will brawl it out in the Return of the Legends 2018 single elimination tourney, one of the biggest dates in the League of Legends competitive scene.

Tickets are on sale now and represent an absolute bargain for Australian esports fans who might want to get along. You can pick up tickets from hkticketing.com with prices ranging from $50 HK (or around $8.50 AUD) up to $250 HK (or about $43 AUD). Other areas, like the Experience Zone will run you $10 HK (or $2 AUD). Tickets will also be available at the box office onsite.

It all goes down August 24 – 26 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, with livestreams of each tournament available for those who can’t make it to the show in person.

David Smith

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