Brand new tournament series by ESL and Mineski
Earlier today, a brand new tournament series was revealed. The Masters.
Following the success of ESL One Manila and ESL One Genting, it is safe to say that the SEA scene will only grow from now on, with another tournament series coming to the region.
The event also marks the next stage in Southeast Asian esports’ evolution, being the very first SEA-organized premier global-scale event. It is a coming of age for the Mineski-Events Team as SEA’s top esports organizing body, as they now look to spearhead its first event of this magnitude, after playing a key role in last year’s ESL One Manila as well as other ESL projects.
As a result of a joint cooperation between ESL and Mineski Event Team, The Masters was created, with the inaugural edition being held in Manila and will be presented by PLDT, the largest telecommunications and digital services company in the Philippines.
The first edition will be held in the SM Mall of Asia Arena, from 26th to 28th May and will feature a $250k prizepool.
The first out of 8 participants will be EG, with 4 more invitees that will be announced soon, along with qualifier details.
Statement from Ulrich Schulze, ESL Vice President Pro Gaming - Business & Strategy
"We've had a great experience working with Mineski on the region's largest esports event in 2016, when we hosted the first Dota 2 competition at ESL One Manila. I'm confident that their experience, knowledge and passion for esports is going to be a solid base to build an outstanding event on. We're excited to see what they will come up with, and we're looking forward to bringing more ESL events to Manila in the coming years."
Statement from Marlon Marcelo Mineski Franchise Corporation VP for Marketing, and MET Department Head:
"MET has always been ready. As the most experienced and professional organizing team in the Philippines, we rose to meet the challenges posted by ESL the past few years and we have grown even more since then. We're excited to put into action everything we've learned in order to put the Philippines on the map. We are very thankful for the Filipino fans -- this could never have happened without their passion and energy for esports."
For future information, visit the official website