Execration punched their ticket to appear at ESL One Genting 2017. The Filipino based team just recently welcomed Adam Erwann “343” Shah to the lineup and crushed Mineski 3:0 in the regional qualifiers- sending a clear message of aptitude before the Boston Major. Execration will represent the Philippines in 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 has written another team name down in the books for their upcoming event kicking off in the new year.
The ESL One Genting SEA qualifiers have come to a thrilling end, crowing Execration the victors.
Execration manage to pull out from left field a comeback from mega creeps in the first game of the grand finals series after 85 minutes against Mineski. With the ball in their court and energized from their first victory, the team surged forward to wipe out Mineski in the next two games – ending with a crushing and decisive 3:0 victory.
Three directly invited teams – Wings Gaming, Digital Chaos and Fnatic have been joined by Virtus.Pro and Team NP already – qualified through their regional events.
Chinese qualifiers are starting to wind down, expected to conclude on November 25th when one of remaining teams – Newbee, LGD, IG, LGD.FY, VGJ or CDEC will claim the only regional spot for the main event.
ESL One Genting 2017 Malaysian qualifiers will be conducted in two phases. The first phase gets underway this weekend, starting November 26 and concludes December 15th. The second phase will take place December 17-18th.
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, Team NP and Execration 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.
ESL One Genting teams
- Wings Gaming (direct invite)
- Digital Chaos (direct invite)
- Fnatic (direct invite)
- Virtus Pro (EU qualifiers winners)
- Team NP (Americas qualifiers winners)
- Execration (SEA qualifiers winners)
- TBD (China qualifiers)
- TBD (Malaysia qualifiers)
ESL One Genting prize pool
The base prize pool for the tournament is $250,000.
- 1st place – $100,000
- 2nd place – $50,000
- 3rd-4th place – $25,000
- 5th-8th place – $12,500