OMEN by HP launch nationwide Esports Tour for Dota 2, total finals prize pool reach PHP 450,000
OMEN by HP teams up with Mineski Events Team to launch a nationwide Dota 2 tournament for the Philippines.
HP’s new OMEN Gaming product line is hell-bent on establishing its name in the Esports arena here in the Philippines as their new partnership with the Mineski Events Team bring us the OMEN by HP Esports Tour which will feature Dota 2 as the main and only game title.
Split into Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao regions, the tournament will kick off later this month, and will run up until September with each region having their own grand finals events which will be held in major SM Mall branches. Just like the regional split, the total finals prize pot of PHP 450,000 will also be split, with each regional finals event to feature a prize pool of PHP 150,000.
Prize Distribution per Regional Final
- 1st Place – PHP 100,000
- 2nd Place – PHP 30,000
- 3rd Place – PHP 20,000
As they are partnered with the Mineski Events team, the qualifying events for each region will be played in select Mineski Infinity and other selected Internet Cafe branches with the schedule and location to be as follows:
- June 25, 2017 – Mineski Infinity Shaw
- July 2, 2017 – Mineski Infinity Cubao
- July 15, 2017 – Mineski Infinity Morayta
- July 22, 2017 – Mineski Infinity Taft
- July 29, 2017 – Mineski Infinity Baguio
- Aug 5, 2017 – Mineski Infinity Tuguegarao
- Aug 12, 2017 – Mineski Infinity Los Baños
- Aug 19, 2017 – Mineski Infinity Pampanga
- June 24, 2017 – Mineski Infinity Bacolod
- July 1, 2017 – Mineski Infinity Iloilo
- July 9, 2017 – Mineski Infinity Cebu I
- July 16, 2017 – Mineski Infinity Cebu VI
- July 23, 2017 – IMBA Internet Cafe, Cagayan De Oro
- July 30, 2017 – Mineski Portal, Cagayan De Oro
- August 6, 2017 – Mineski Infinity Davao I
- August 13, 2017 – Mineski Infinity Davao II
As stated, the finals event for each region will be held in major SM City branches starting with Mindanao this coming Aug 27, 2017, in SM City Davao, followed by the Visayas on Sept 3, 2017, in SM City Cebu, and last but not least, Luzon which will be this coming Sept 10, 2017 in SM City North EDSA.
OMEN is HP’s newest line of gaming-optimized Computer Hardware unveiled during late Q1 of last year (although they did have a laptop bearing the “Omen” name back in 2014 but then wasn’t tagged as a separate subbrand) as the company’s entry into the mid-range and high-tier gaming market after sticking mostly to conventional desktops and laptops fur quite a long time. Although it initially featured notebooks running using NVIDIA’s 900M series GPUs, HP has just recently updated their OMEN lineup to run using 10-series graphics cards and make them compatible to not just 4K but also VR gaming.
For branch addresses, refer to Mineski.net