In the sweet spot between the Arlington Major and TI11 – SEA gets another major event in ESL One Malaysia 2022
As if South-East Asian Dota 2 fans didn't have enough to be excited about, ESL have just announced ESL One Malaysia 2022 set for late August - right before TI11 in Singapore.
ESL One Malaysia 2022 features a prize pool of US $400,000 that 12 teams will be vying for. The event is scheduled for 23 to 28 August, with the final weekend played out live at the Arena of Stars in Resorts World Genting.
This tournament marks ESL's long-awaited return to Malaysia, after ESL One Genting in 2018. ESL is also responsible for the most recent Stockholm Major - where OG made magic happen with another lower bracket run to the top. Unlike the Stockholm Major though, ESL One Malaysia 2022 is independent of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC). While this means it won't affect who goes through to TI11 - it does serve as a bit of a preview of the power-levels we might expect to see. And y'know - $400,000 USD isn't something to sneeze at either!
ESL One Malaysia 2022 Tournament Details
The Group Stage will start on 23rd August, which will feature a round-robin best of two format. This stage will see 4 of the 12 challengers eliminated. The 8 surviving teams will move ahead to the Playoffs - set to start on the 26th. The Playoffs will be held in a double-elimination best of three format, with the finals being a best of five. Best of all - it'll be right in front of a live crowd.
Along with the event announcement, ESL has released preliminary ticketing information for ESL One Malaysia 2022.
For more information regarding the event, you can check out the event website here.
Fans from SEA - our time has come. For fans from other parts of the world, it may be high time to take a long holiday to Malaysia, then to Singapore to find out for yourselves the electricity a South-East Asian crowd can bring.