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
It was a grand occasion
where Dota2 and anime characters roamed free and added colours and excitement to
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.”
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
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 www.rwgenting.com.
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