Dumaguete City to host multi-title Esports event titled the eSNL Summer Major
Esports is thriving in the Visayas.
Electronic Sports in the Philippines’ central region, the Visayas Islands, is in the spotlight once again and this time, it’s on the Negrenses as Dumaguete City, the capital of Negros Oriental, will be host to the eSNL Summer Major, a competitive gaming event to feature Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and NBA 2K17.
Organized by the Electronic Sports Negrense League, and the Negros Oriental Sports Confederation, the month-long event will kick off with its qualifier matches starting with CS:GO this coming May 13 and 14, followed by NBA 2K17 on May 20 and 21, and Dota 2 which will be this coming May 25 and 26.
The Grand Finals for all tournaments will be held at the Lamberto Macias Sports and Cultural Center on May 28, 2017, and will have a combined prize pool of PHP 33,500.
Albeit, the format, and the prize pool may not be as comparable as the other major tournaments happening in Luzon, the eSNL Summer Major still proves that pro gaming is well and alive in other parts of the Philippines and can be added to the long and major push for Esports to be recognized positively as the event is also held together with a local government body.
The eSNL Summer Major is now the second major Esports event happening in the Visayas, with the other one being the NS Domination League which is a PHP 210,000 Dota 2 tournament happening in Cebu this coming July 2017.