Red Bull announced that they are the official partner for the upcoming ESL One in Malaysia, which will be held from 6 to 8 January 2017 in Genting. The partnership is an extension of the global collaboration with ESL and follows after previous success at events such as ESL One Frankfurt and ESL One Cologne, with initial cooperation extending as far back to 2012.
Next month, Malaysia plays host to ESL One Genting 2017, the flagship tournament of ESL taking place for the first time on Malaysian soil. Eight of the best Dota 2 teams in the world will test their mettle at the Arena of Stars, Resort World Genting to contest a prize pool of USD250,000.
As the official energy drink of ESL One, Red Bull is passionate in taking eSports to newer heights and will be ever-present at the event site to create the perfect eSports experience for all by engaging with players, teams, fans, and media alike. This includes plans to host various activities to ensure that all including the media are provided with dedicated support leading up to and during the tournament.
The event, which is the first stop of the 2017 ESL One circuit will be held at the Arena of Stars, Resorts World Genting from 6 to 8 January. The Dota2 tournament will see eight teams comprising of the best players competing for a prize pool of up to USD250,000.
So far, seven out of eight teams have booked their spot for the event, with the current world champions and runner-up, Wings Gaming and Digital Chaos, as well as fourth-place finishers Fnatic bagging the direct invite slots. The rest of the teams had to go through a round of qualifiers with Virtus.pro, NP, Execration, and Newbee booking their place in the competition after coming up top in the European, American, South East Asian, and Chinese qualifiers respectively.
The final spot at ESL One Genting 2017 will be decided through the Malaysian qualifiers scheduled for mid-December.
The event marks the first time ESL One has graced Malaysian soil and is slated to be one of the biggest eSports events in South East Asia. Red Bull is planning to host various activities including meet-and-greet sessions with the players, mini competitions as well as media-related activities to ensure that eSports fans and the media are provided with dedicated support leading up to the tournament, and at the event itself in order to create the perfect environment to enjoy an eSports experience.
Source: Red Bull