ESL One Manila invite was accepted by EHOME today. The Chinese stars are the first of two teams to accept the invitation to participate. The team will compete with seven other teams for the $250,000 prize pool in Manila, Philippines April 23-24th.
— ESL (@ESL) January 22, 2016
ESL One has confirmed that EHOME has formally accepted the ESL One Manila invite to the event being held April 23-24th in Manila, Philippines.
Among the reports of teams such as Team Secret and Evil Geniuses declining the invite due to the event being close on the heels of the Manila Major in the same location weeks later, EHOME has confirmed their participation.
Eight teams will compete in Manila. Only two will be directly invited. Six teams will qualify – two teams from Southeast Asia and one team from each Europe, America, China and Philippines.
The event will be the regions first premium Dota 2 tournament boasting $250,000 prize pool and promise to feature one local team from the country, competing alongside some of the best teams in the world.
ESL One Manila invite: EHOME
Despite being subjected to some of the roster changes that always follow The International, EHOME have been demonstrating top performances ever since.
The Chinese team claimed back to back qualifier spots, since the beginning of the season. EHOME were forced to withdraw from the ESL One New York LAN, due to unfortunate visa issues. They made their LAN debut later, during the Nanyang Championships, where they went up against Team Secret, LGD and Fnatic, and showcased steady and promising performances.
They took third at Nanyang Championships LAN and fourth at the Frankfurt Major – both performances indicative of their blossoming future and the possibilities for championship titles that is brewing under the surface.
EHOME has received a nod from Valve as they were one of the few teams to receive a direct invite to the Shanghai Major.
Most recently took the championship title for Dota 2 Radiant & Dire Cup.
Chen “Cty” Tianyu
Wang “old chicken” Zhiyong
Ren “eLeVeN” Yangwei
Hu “KaKa” Liangzhi
Zhang “LaNm” Zhicheng
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.
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.