ESL One Manila Europe Open Qualifiers began this today with almost 200 teams competing. Sixteen teams, including STARK, AD FINEM, Kaipi and Samurai Champloo are remaining and will conclude on January 30th. Four teams will advance to the regional qualifier February 5th to 17th. ESL One Manila will be the region’s first premium Dota 2 event boasting a $250,000 prize pool. The main event will be held April 23-24th. Manila will also be the location for the Spring Major two months later.
ESL One Manila European Open Qualifiers are now in progress and will be held over the course of two days beginning on Saturday, January 23rd and concluding on January 30th.
Some notable and fierce opponents were among the 196 teams to enter into ESL One Manila Europe Open Qualifiers today – ProDota Gaming, PRIES, No Logic Gaming, Danish Bears, STARK, Kaipi, Vegetable Esports, Burden United, AD FINEM, YeS, Abraxas, Samurai Champloo, ATN, COOKISS, ENSO, Elements Pro Gaming, and Walrus Punch.
ESL One Manila Europe Open Qualifiers recap
Steak Gaming was noticeably absent from the competition.
Apperantly we missed out on the qualifier to ESL Manila #FeelsTerribleMan
— Adrian Kryeziu (@EraDota) January 23, 2016
Vegetable Esports had to unfortunately forfeit their first match against Kaipi.
Aight we were going to qualify for ESL Manila but @MerliniDota isn't showing up
— Capitalist (@DotACapitalist) January 23, 2016
ProDota Gaming were eliminated in the first round by a team called NOOBs.
Elements Pro Gaming ended their run in Ro64, as did Danish Bears when they were defeated by No Logic Gaming and Burden United when they lost to Kaipi.
The Round of 32 saw the end of No Logic Gaming as STARK were able to push past them to Ro16. It was also the end of the road for COOKISS who lost to the Turkish mix. HWA, featuring Emre “Klasynky” CANLI and Selim “Neqroman” Oyna.
PRIES, Walrus Punch, STARK, Kaipi, AD FINEM, YeS, Samurai Champloo, Enso, ATN, and HWA are among those that have all advanced.
ESL One Manila Europe Open Qualifiers will resume on Saturday, January 30th at 15 CET.
Four lucky teams will secure their place among some of the best teams in Europe for the regional qualifier to be held February 5th through the 17th. The winner will then advance to take their place among the top teams in the world for Southeast Asia’s first premier Dota 2 event, and gain a sneak preview into the venue and location for the Spring Manila Major.
The Philippines Open Qualifier will also begin on the same weekend, starting January 24th. These open qualifiers are only available for Filipino teams to give one local team a place in the main event.
Americas and Southeast Asia qualifier information will be forthcoming.
ESL One Manila Europe Open Qualifiers
The open qualifiers will begin on Saturday January 23rd and conclude on Saturday January 30th.
Register teams here.
ESL One Manila European Open Qualifiers Day 2
ESL One Manila
On December 8th ESL One announced the organization’s first Dota 2 tournament to be held in Southeast Asia. ESL One Manila will be organized in collaboration with PLDT Fibr and GameX and is Southeast Asia’s first premier esports event.
ESL One Manila will take place between April 23-24, at the Mall of Asia Arena, in Manila, Philippines.
In effort to grow the local scene and showcase regional talent, a local Filipino Dota 2 team will qualify to compete alongside some of the best Dota 2 teams in the world for a $250,000 prize pool.
ESL One Manila tickets
Tickets have gone on sale and are available for prices ranging from $10 for a general admission two-day pass, to $106 for VIP tickets which include free food and drinks, goodie bags, exclusive signing sessions and premium seating in front of the stage.
ESL One Manila will be hosted at the Mall of Asia Arena
The Mall of Asia Arena is an indoor arena within the SM Mall of Asia complex, in Manila, Philippines. A rather new, state-of-the-art building, 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.