ESL One is returning to Genting as the first ever Malaysian Dota 2 minor. The main event will take place from January 26th to 28th in the Arena of Stars at Resorts World Genting. Sixteen team will battle out to win $400.000 and 400 qualifying point.
Image taken from www.esl-one.com
A minor tournament have a prize pool of at least $300.000 so this particular event is slightly bigger compared to some other minor tournament. The sixteen team consists of 10 invited team and 6 winners of the regional qualifiers. The amount of invites might raise some question among some people. Usually a 16 team tournaments would have 4 direct invites and take 12 winners of the regional qualifiers. Prior to the grand finale which will be played in the Best of 5 (Bo5) format, the quarterfinals and semifinals will be played in the Best of 3 (Bo3) format using single elimination.
Tickets will be available to purchase on 19 October 2:00PM MYT at the ESL One webpage.