ESL and the Mineski-Events Team have collaborated to bring the SEA region another knockout event- Manila Masters. Eight teams will battle it out in the famed Mall of Asia in front of the highly energetic and passionate fans of the Philippines. With $250,000 prize pool on the line and Evil Geniuses as the first team to accept a place on the stage, the tournament is sure to sizzle.
— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) February 17, 2017
Mineski Events Team (MET) is the official organizer of ESL-sanctioned events within SEA and long term partner with the brand.
The SEA region has continued to thrive, following successful stints with ESL One Manila, The Manila Major and ESL One Genting – all taking place over the course of the last year.
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.
-Ulrich Schulze, ESL Vice President Pro Gaming – Business & Strategy
Eight of the best teams from all over the world will participate at the Mall of Asia in Manila, Philippines.
Evil Geniuses are the first team to answer the call to participate. Four more teams will be directly invited, three teams will qualify.
Details on qualifiers and additional teams, as well as tickets will be forthcoming.
- May 26-28th
- Mall of Asia – Manila, Philippines
- Eight teams
- Five directly invited teams – Evil Geniuses plus 4 TBA
- Three qualified teams – TBD
- Tickets expected to go on sale February 24, at SM Tickets HERE
Mall of Asia
The Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines is a rather new, state-of-the-art in-door venue. The arena has only been inaugurated in 2012 and has a seating capacity of 16,000 for sporting events, and a full house capacity of 20,000.
It hosted ESL One Manila in April 2016 and Manila Major in June 2016.