It is a fresh Saturday morning and I am away from my kids for the weekend, but here I am, awake at 6am. I am in Melbourne and getting ready to make my way down to the Melbourne esports Open. I have travelled all this way to watch the second Rainbow Six Masters for 2019 after being blown away but the 2018 version at PAX Australia. Yes I am here to watch eight of the best Rainbow Six teams in Australia battle it out, but there is so much more to look forward to at the Melbourne esports Open.
After Orgless rolled over Rythm in the first quarter-final last night there are three matches on the cards for the Six Masters today. The highlight for me being an Oddity verse Fnatic quarter-final four late this afternoon. I do expect the usual Fnatic verse Orgless Grand Final tomorrow, but I am excited to see what Oddity and Mindfreak can do to stop that. There is always the hope that one of the other qualified teams could shack it up, but after last night's match, we feel a long way from an upset like that.
Outside of the Rainbow Six Masters, I am also keen to get down to the JB HiFi game zone and test out the hot new titles like Borderlands 3 and Ghost Recon Breakpoint. The Monter looks crazy, Australias largest inflatable obstacle course and you can bet I will make a fool of myself over there. Other than that, I am looking forward to catching up with friends that I have created in the esports community that I only get to see once or twice a year.
Check out Danny Kim showing off all there is to do at the Melbourne esports open below. If you're in Melbourne and have some spare time, why not pop down and grab a ticket at the gate. Find out all the event information through the website.