ESL Gaming Australia, the Australian branch of esports tournament organiser ESL, has announced the opening of 3 brand-new dedicated esports studios in Western Sydney.

The 3 studios will be utilized to relay the firm’s ESL ANZ Champs Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) competitors.

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The studios can be used for remote broadcasts, to host small-scale shows within the studios, and contain the ability to help in the global productions of massive tournaments, such as the ESL Pro League.

Together with the brand-new studios, the tournament organiser likewise revealed information on the 2021 season of ESL ANZ Champs. Qualifiers for its CS: GO league are set to begin on February 13th, with the opening matches of the season happening on March 8th. All matches occurring will be relayed from the brand-new studios.

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James Fletcher, Item Supervisor for ESL ANZ Champs, commented on changes pertaining to the league in a release: “Entering into 2021, we have actually been dealing with what is the biggest change to the league because its creation in 2015. We see the ANZ Champs as the place where all CS: GO and StarCraft 2 fans can come; whether it’s to view their preferred teams compete, or just participate in an interactive broadcast. We’re talking less of the stiff, ‘Sports Show’ vibe and more Twitch chat, memes, and content.”

The advancement of three brand-new esports studio’s highlights ESL’s willingness to grow Oceania’s esports ecosystem. In December last year, ESL Video gaming exposed that it has partnered with Guinevere Capital to form of a brand-new League of Legends pro league for the region. More information on the competition are set to be exposed this month.

Esports Expert states: In spite of the dissolution of the Oceanic Pro League (OPL), ESL has continued to support esports within the region. The opening of the brand-new studios is another sign of the organiser declaring its commitment to support the ever-growing esports scene.