Mike Stubbs . Tournaments . Wednesday 27th July 2016 . 13:32
ESL One is heading to the Genting Resort in Malaysia for a $250,000 Dota 2 tournament.
The competition will take place between January 6th and 8th 2017 in the mountaintop resort that is just an hour away from Kuala Lumpur.
Eight of the best Dota 2 teams in the world will compete over the event, although no teams have been announced so far. Four qualifiers, one for each major region, will decide some of the teams that are playing at the event.
The Dota action will take place in the Arena of Stars, which is a 6,000 person capacity amphitheater that has hosted the likes of Elton John and the Black Eyed Peas. There will of course be other attractions on offer, such as the regular cosplay event and the entire Genting Resort to explore, which includes a snow world and its own golf course.
“Dota’s popularity in South East Asia is astonishing and the strategic partnership with Genting Resorts 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, Genting Resorts will help us open a whole new avenue for delivering the region’s best esports event to date, and take this competition to the new heights.”