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SEA’s first premium Dota 2 tournament to be hosted in Manila

Electronic Sports League (ESL), the world’s largest esports company, has announced it will host South East Asia’s largest esports competition in the Philippines in April 2016 – ESL One Manila by PLDT Fibr & Smart GameX.


The esports competition will feature the top Dota 2 teams in the world with a place reserved and dedicated for a local Filipino team, and a prize pool of $250,000. It will take place from April 23-24, 2016 in the Mall of Asia Arena. Tickets will go on sale starting December 8, 2015 at 6PM. Take a look at the ticket pricing below:

* Weekend tickets – from Php500 (US$10): general admission to the event on both days
* Premium tickets – Php5,000 (US$106): premium area seating, free drinks and food, goodie bag, exclusive signing sessions, dedicated secret shop in premium area, special Dota 2 ingame item

“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 event of its kind in the region and we can’t wait to see fan reactions to what we have in store.” said Ulrich Schulze, VP Pro Gaming at ESL.

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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3 Responses

  1. ichigo says:

    Kitakits guys, I feel so excited.

  2. ohplease says:

    “This is a country and community that loves Dota 2”
    More like loves trashtalking and blaming all other players when losing.

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