ESL One Genting 2017’s main event kicks off tomorrow
2017’s first prestige tournament opens up this weekend.
Following the success of 2 big Dota 2 tournament that arrived in the South East Asian region last 2016, 2017 opens up its professional Dota 2 tournament season with ESL One Genting 2017, a prestige tournament featuring 8 teams from different gaming regions, to be hosted in Resorts World Genting, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Hoping to continue the successful streak of South East Asian events; ESL One Manila 2016 and the Manila Major, ESL One Genting 2017 will feature a total prize pool of USD 250,000 with a first place price of USD 100,000.
Teams from South East Asia, North America, Europe and China will be competing for the lion’s share of the prize pool and with everyone looking to score a prestige tournament title while awaiting 2 of the biggest events of the 2017 pro Dota 2 season, the Kiev Major and the The International Dota 2 Championships.
The Philippines will be represented by the newly reformed team Execration, led by the veteran Kimuel “Kim0” Rodis, and joining them in the South East Asian roster of teams will be Fnatic and the Boston Major 5th-8th place finisher Warriors Gaming Unity. The TI6 and ESL One Manila 2016 winners Wings Gaming will make 1/2 of China’s delegation while Newbee who currently sits below Wings in the Chinese Dota 2 rankings will complete the other half. Team Digital Chaos and Jacky “EternalEnvy” Mao’s Team NP will be bearing the North American Flag whereas Europe will be solely represented by the bears, team Virtus.pro.
Official broadcast for the event will be done via the streaming platform Twitch.tv and will come in English, Indonesian, Thai and Filipino languages, you can check out more info regarding the event by visiting the ESL One Genting 2017 at Esports.Pacific.Network.
ESL One Genting 2017 will be held in the Arena of Stars, Resorts World Genting located in Genting Highlands, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It will be the second prestige ESL event that will be held in the South East Asian region and the third prestige tournament counting the Manila Major.