ESL One Genting 2017 Malaysian qualifiers have been introduced. The third qualifiers – for the local region- will be held in two phases. The first phase is an open qualifier for all regional teams to compete in, followed by the second phase including thirteen qualified teams, three invited teams and prizes for winners. One team will advance to the main event at the Genting Highlands resort area of Malaysia competing with seven other teams for the $250,000 prize pool January 6-8, 2017.
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ESL One Genting 2017 Malaysian qualifiers will be conducted in two phases.
The first phase includes various open qualifiers from around the region. The qualifiers will be held over the next six weeks in seven different regions. Thirteen teams will advance to the second phase.
The second phase includes thirteen qualified teams competing alongside three invited teams in a GSL style group stage, followed by a double elimination bracket.
Teams will be able be awarded prize awards in both phases of qualifiers, but only one team will advance to the main event scheduled to be held in the Genting Highlands resort area of Malaysia, January 6-8, 2017.
ESL One Genting 2017 Malaysian qualifiers
ESL One Genting 2017 Malaysian qualifiers – Phase I
- Open Qualifiers registration HERE
- Open Qualifiers divided into seven different regions of Malaysia
- Begins November 26
- Ends December 15
- Thirteen teams advance
- Prizes distributed through the top 32 places of each region
ESL One Genting 2017 Malaysian qualifiers – Phase II
- Sixteen teams participate
- Thirteen teams from open qualifiers
- Three teams directly invited
- GSL Group style into double elimination brackets
- December 17-18
- One team qualifies for main event
- Prizes distributed to all sixteen teams
ESL One Genting
In July ESL One announced their return to SEA region with ESL One Genting to be held in The Genting Highlands resort area in Malayisa. The event is scheduled to take place January 6-8, 2017 with eight of the best teams competing for the $250,000 prize pool.
It was no surprise that the event being held in Malaysia would extend a warm invitation to one of the region’s most powerful and famous teams – Fnatic as the first invite. Digital Chaos landed the second invite while Wings rounds them out.
The remaining five teams will qualify to participate through various events. Thus far, Virtus.Pro and Team NP have secured their spots.
The newest of the ESL tournament settings is located in The Genting Highlands resort area of Malaysia, about one hour from Kuala Lumpur.
The event will take place at the Arena of the Stars. AOS is a part of a resort that includes multiple hotels, amusement parks, casinos & nightclubs that also features a 6,000 person capacity amphitheater.