ESL One goes to Malaysia this January
Following their success in SEA through ESL One Manila, the prestige tournament organizer will once again head to the region, but this time, will land on the Wild East that is Malaysia.
Deemed as the country to contest the Philippines when it comes to the number of Dota 2 enthusiasts, Malaysia will soon have a taste of it’s own premiere tournament as ESL One Genting is set for 2017.
To be held in the Genting Arena of Stars, in Resort’s World Genting, ESL One Genting will be Malaysia’s first premiere, international Dota 2 tournament, ever since the demise of the SMM Grand National Dota Tournament, which was then deemed as the “official” annual culmination of professional DotA.
ESL One Genting will aim to invite 8 of the world’s best teams, and will feature a prize pool worth USD 250,000. The event will commence this coming January 6-8, 2017, and more information regarding the invites, and qualifier schedules, regions and formats is expected to be revealed these coming weeks.
ESL One is a premire esports tournament organized by ESL and was initially concentrated on western locations such as Cologne, Germany, Frankfurt, Germany and New York, Just this year, ESL has started to venture in the east, particularly South East Asia, with the first ever ESL One event the region being ESL One Manila 2016.