The Manila Major talent and broadcast teams were revealed by Valve and hosting organization – PGL. Included in the team are 19 casters, analysts, observers and stats staff to cover both the group stages and the main event.
The Manila Major will take place between June 7-12, at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. A fixed prize-pool of $3,000,000 is on the line.
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The Manila Major talent team consists of 19 staff total, including some of the best and most beloved Dota 2 personalities. Many familiar faces are notably absent from the list, such as William “Blitz” Lee and Jacob “Maelk” Toft-Andersen. Both Dakota “KotLGuy” Cox and Jorien “Sheever” van der Heijden are also missing from the lineup. Both hosts had stepped in unexpectedly to fill the shoes of James “2GD” Harding when he was suddenly let go during the Shanghai Major two days into the group stage.
However, some other veterans and newer faces are set to be present.
Among the most noteworthy additions is the return of Paul“ReDeYe” Chaloner to the hosting role.
New additions to the Shanghai Major talent include Dominik “Black^” Reitmeier, Niklas “Wagamama” Högström, Charlie “Charlie” Yang, Ioannis “Fogged” Loucas, Jacob “SirActionSlacks” Kanner, Kevin “Purge” Godec and Travis“Maut” Bueno.
Shanghai Major talent and broadcast English team
Manila Major Talent: Host
- Paul“ReDeYe” Chaloner
Manila Major Talent: Casters and Analysts
- David “Godz” Parker
- Andy “Draskyl” Stiles
- Chan “WinteR” Litt Brin
- Toby “Tobiwan” Dawson
- Austin “Capitalist” Walsh
- Dominik “Black^” Reitmeier
- Ben “Merlini” Wu
- David “LD” Gorman
- Niklas “Wagamama” Högström
- Charlie “Charlie” Yang
- Owen “ODPixel” Davis
- Ioannis “Fogged” Loucas
- Jacob “SirActionSlacks” Kanner
- Kevin “Purge” Godec
- Travis“Maut” Bueno
Manila Major Talent: Observers and Stats
- Rikard “skrff” Melin
- Johan“weppas” Westberg
Manila Major Talent Russian Team
Manila Major Talent Chinese Team
Manila Major participating teams
Manila Major tickets
- Tickets for the Manila Major was sold out in approximately one hour for each of the two releases.
- The venue has three seating tiers. Tickets were priced according to the respective seating tier.
- ₱200/100/50 (approximately $4.25/$2.13/$1.05) per day for the weekdays, and ₱400/200/100 (approximately $8.50/$4.25/$2.13) per day for the weekend days – including the grand finals.
The Manila Major
The third and final Dota 2 Major of the year will be held in Manila, Philippines at the Mall of Asia – 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. The total prize-pool of $3,000,000 is a fixed amount and PGL will be in charge of production.