Nearly 200 guests who are fans, plus those from the industry, members of the media and bloggers were at the launching of ESL One tournament held at BSC recently.

It was a grand occasion where Dota2 and anime characters roamed free and added colours and excitement to the event. 

For those who are new to eSports, you may want to know that this video gaming field has been blooming over the years. In an effort to help develop the industry in Malaysia, Resorts World Genting (RWG) announced its collaborating with Electronic Sports League (ESL), the world’s largest eSports company to hold the very first eSports tournament, ESL One Genting in Malaysia.

The Dota 2 tournament will be held at the Genting Arena of Stars from January 6 – 8 , 2017 and a total of USD 250,000 prize money will be offered, for which eight of the world’s best teams will compete to win. The eight participating teams consisting of invited teams, internationally qualified teams and an exclusive Malaysian team will be revealed in the months to come.

An ESL One Genting logo was unveiled at a press conference attended by Mr Kevin Tann, Vice President of Resorts World Genting and Mr Ulrich Schulze, Vice President Pro Gaming (Business & Strategy) of ESL One, who both expressed their high hopes for the event.

“ESports is a massive and growing industry globally, and we hope to play a meaningful role in developing the local and regional market. We are proud to be collaborating with ESL, the world's biggest professional provider of eSports that offers not just tournaments like ESL One but also news, live broadcast and support in the eSports community,” Tann says.

“Dota’s popularity in South East Asia is astonishing and the strategic partnership with Resorts World Genting opens a whole new way of delivering high quality eSports content to one of the most enthusiastic, passionate and committed group of fans we’ve ever seen at ESL events,” said Ulrich Schulze, VP of Pro Gaming at ESL.

“With their very deep understanding of the local market and its high-end facilities, Resorts World Genting will help us open a whole new avenue for delivering the region’s best eSports event to date, and take this competition to new heights.”

A long-time partner of ESL in making these events a great success is Mineski Events Team (MET).  MET has maintained its reputation as the premier electronic sports event organizer of South East Asia. Known for operating the Mineski Pro Gaming League, as well as being the official organizer of ESL-sanctioned events within Southeast Asia, MET aims to be a high level e-sport content provider for the region.

‘We have expanded to Malaysia as part of our goal to fortify the eSports scene in the entirety of South-East Asia. Trust us, we are going to give everyone a spectacular adrenalin show!’ said Joel Goh, Chief Operating Officer of Mineski Malaysia.

ESL One tournaments are one of the major events worldwide (both offline and online viewing). Past and confirmed upcoming tournament locations include ESL One Frankfurt, ESL One Cologne, ESL One New York and ESL One Manila.

Earlier this year, ESL One Manila attracted 16,000 fans to the Mall of Asia arena over the event weekend, with more than 2.5 million unique viewers tuning in online. ESL One Genting will be the world’s largest and second major event in South East Asia in less than 12 months, solidifying its commitment to expanding operations in the region.

The ticket launch date of ESL One Genting will be announced in the coming weeks but those interested can also register ahead of time. For more information, please call 03-27181118 or log on to

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