ESL, one of the world’s largest eSports companies recently announced that their next eSports competition will be held in the Philippines! ESL One Manila by PLDT Fibr & Smart GameX will take place at the Mall of Asia Arena on April 23 to 24, 2016 and will have $250,000 prize money up for grabs!
Ulrich Schulze, VP Pro Gaming at ESL said:
The Philippines have a strong history with Dota 2, and so when discussing possible Asian events, the decision was an easy one to make. This is a country and community that loves Dota 2, and we’re honored to be able to say we’re making history with this event: it’s the first event of its kind in the region and we can’t wait to see fan reactions to what we have in store.
The Top DoTA 2 teams in the world will be pitted against each other at ESL One Manila, with one slot reserved for a local Filipino team. Tickets for the event are already on sale with Weekend tickets going for as low as Php500 and Premium tickets selling for Php5,000. Whichever ticket you decide to get, you’ll have access to both days of the event, with Premium tickets getting you premium area seating, free food and drinks, a goodie bag, exclusive signing sessions, a dedicated secret shop in the Premium area, and a special DoTA 2 in-game item.
Want to witness the action live? Check out the official ESL One website for more information by clicking here.