SEA's first ever premium Dota 2 event!
ESL have announced that the next stop of their ESL One series will be in Manila. The tournament with a prize pool of $250,000 will be the biggest Southeast Asian ever and the first premium Dota 2 event in the region. ESL One Manila will take place at the 23rd and 24th of April 2016 in Mall of Asia Arena. The massive all-glass facade arena is capable of holding up to 20,000 fans and without a doubt, will be full of the enthusiastic SEA Dota 2 lovers.
ESL One is a series of events with $250,000 prize pool all across the globe. The format of previous tournaments was a Best of Three, Single Elimination bracket for eight teams. The participants are a mix of invited teams as well as qualified squads. Given the fact that the tournament will last for only two days again, it is likely that the format will be the same for this event as well.
The last ESL One was held in New York and has been the first LAN of the Fall season. Quite surprisingly, Vega Squadron, who qualified from the European region, came out on top and claimed the title, beating Team Secret in the finals. It is the biggest achievement of the team so far.
Tickets for ESL One Manila go on sale at the 8th of December, more information here.
Mall of Asia Arena, photos courtesy of ESL
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