Genting will host yet another ESL event
— ESL Dota2 (@ESLDota2) October 19, 2017
ESL will return to Genting, Malaysia, at the start of 2018. The entire event is set to last just short of a week from the 23rd-28th of January, with the primary playoffs from the 26th-28th. The event will be one of the most important in the surrounding region with a total prize pool of $400,000 USD compared to the $250,000 prize pool earlier this year. Along with the huge prize pool, 400 qualifier points will be up for grabs.
It’s absolutely great news that ESL has decided to return to Malaysia. While the Dota 2 scene isn’t as big comparatively to other regions, Malaysia and its surrounding areas has experienced fairly large growth regarding competitive esports. Teams will be selected either through direct invites or regional qualifiers which will be held through various online qualifiers.