ONE Esports held its media event at Parkroyal yesterday and the main guests who were ONE Esports CEO Carlos Alimurung, PGL Esports CEO Silviu Stroie, Director of Content Business Design Center at Dentsu Shuntaro Tanaka, and Executive Director, Attractions, Entertainment and Tourism Concept Development of the Singapore Tourism Board Jean Ng. Just a couple of days ahead of their major event which will be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium from 20 -22 December. The ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational.
ONE Esports had a pretty big announcement to make and it was a good one. Scheduled from 20th to 28th June at the Indoor Stadium as well, ONE Esports officially announced the ONE Esports Singapore Major. The Dota 2 competition will be organized by PGL Esports as well. A total of US$1,000,000 and 15,000 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) points will be up for grabs for participating Dota 2 pro teams. Awesome!
In addition to this announcement, ONE Esports announced the ONE Esports Dota 2 Jakarta Invitational Open Qualifiers where teams from all across Southeast Asia get the chance to represent their respective countries and compete against the world’s best Dota 2 teams. The ONE Esports Dota 2 Jakarta Invitational will take place on 17-19 April, 2020 at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE BSD).
“Executing the ONE Esports Dota 2 Invitational series in Singapore and Jakarta and the ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore Major is a herculean effort. I would like to thank JBL, TUMI, DBS Bank, Lazada, Secretlab, Harvey Norman, and Red Bull for not only believing in our mission, but also sponsoring it. I would also like to thank Huya, Huomao, Maincast, eGG, and Twitch for delivering our message to the world. We also appreciate the support of the Singapore Tourism Board, who has been instrumental in establishing Singapore as the home base for ONE Esports. Last, but certainly not least, I would like to thank the esports community. Ultimately, we do this for them, because it is their passion, energy, and devotion to this sport that drives us. They deserve the best, and we shall deliver it.” – Carlos Alimurung, CEO of ONE Esports
As for ONE Esports’ inaugural event, The ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational, the 3 day competition will have some of the best players, teams, on-air talent, and cosplayers in Dota 2. Teams will compete for a share of the US$500,000 prize pool and the honor of being the first ONE Esports Dota 2 Invitational champion.
“After running the Dota 2 Majors in the Philippines and in Malaysia, it is now time to hold it in Singapore. By partnering with one of the best companies I’ve ever met in Asia, ONE Esports, PGL will aim to deliver again a great Major in Southeast Asia in June. Being the last event of the DPC season, we expect great storylines and matches that will decide the teams attending The International 10 in Stockholm, Sweden.” – Silviu Stroie, CEO of PGL
Of the 12 teams competing, 4 have previously won the Dota 2’s most prestigious event, The International (TI), and 9 teams have competed at a previous TI. In addition, 11 of the on-air talent have cast or performed observer roles at TI, and four cosplay performers have won awards at a TI or a Major.
“Dentsu recognized that esports was going to be a huge phenomenon. When it came to deepening our commitment to the esports movement, ONE Esports was the obvious choice because of its heritage in deep storytelling on oneesports.gg and its proven capabilities in executing world-class experiences, such as the upcoming ONE Esports Singapore Major.””Dentsu recognized that esports was going to be a huge phenomenon. When it came to deepening our commitment to the esports movement, ONE Esports was the obvious choice because of its heritage in deep storytelling on oneesports.gg and its proven capabilities in executing world-class experiences, such as the upcoming ONE Esports Singapore Major.” – Shuntaro Tanaka, Director, Content Business Design Center, Dentsu
This is an exciting week indeed and what better way to end the week is to go watch the ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational at the Indoor Stadium. If you haven’t gotten your tickets, click here. See you there!