Manila Masters have extended an invitation to Newbee, adding the Chinese powerhouse to their lineup. Eight teams will battle it out in front of the highly energetic and passionate fans of the Philippines May 26-28th. With $250,000 prize pool on the line and Evil Geniuses and OG already claiming their place on the stage, Manila Masters is shaping up to be a top tier event.
— The Manila Masters (@themastersgg) March 8, 2017
Manila Masters have announced the third team to accept their invitation.
Newbee’s roster from last season has continued to remain together for the new Kiev Major season.
After a disappointing 9-16th place finish at Boston Major and 5-10th place at World Cyber Arena 2016, the team rebounded back for second place at China Top 2016 and to claim the championship title for Dota2 Professional League Season 2 – Top.
The only performance in 2017 so far has been at ESL One Genting 2017, receiving the runner up spot behind Digital Chaos – enough to earn them a direct invite for the Kiev Major.
Eight of the best teams from all over the world will participate at the Mall of Asia in Manila, Philippines May 26-28th.
Evil Geniuses were the first team to answer the call to participate, now followed by OG before Newbee accepted. Two more teams will be directly invited, three teams will qualify.
Details on qualifiers and additional teams, as well as tickets will be forthcoming.
- May 26-28th
- Mall of Asia – Manila, Philippines
- Eight teams
- Five directly invited teams – Evil Geniuses/OG/Newbee plus 2 TBA
- Three qualified teams – TBD
Mall of Asia
The Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines is 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.
It hosted ESL One Manila in April 2016 and Manila Major in June 2016.