ESL One 2018 for Dota2 at Resorts World Genting Press Conference

Calling fans of DOTA 2 and ESL, the third official Minor tournament of the year will be at Resorts World Genting from 23-28 January 2018! Resorts World Genting will be hosting again the esports tournament ESL One Genting 2018 for the second time after a successful run last year.  This is the third official Minor, as the top 16 Dota2 teams will not only battle for a prize pool of $USD 400,00 but also for the 400 coveted Qualifying Points that are collected to determine the eight direct invites to The International 2018. Being the winner of the best esports event of the year at Spia Asia - Asia
 – Asia’s Sports Industry Awards & Conference in 2017 – this year’s ESL One Genting promises to be even bigger and better than in 2017.

Therefore this is the second year ESL collaborate with Resorts World Genting and sees a further expansion of the esports scene in Southeast Asia.

On 20 January 2018, a press conference was held at Genting International Showroom  with  
A press conference is held today at the Genting International Showroom, Resorts World Genting.  Chief Operating Officer at ESL Asia, Frank Sliwka and Vice President of Promotions & Entertainment Kevin Tann from Resorts World Genting were at the press conference to give their respective speeches, followed by a screening of the ESL One aftermovie 2017 and a photo and Q&A session. Numerous Dota 2 cosplayers were around to bring the fantastic champions of Dota2 to life.

Kevin Tann, Vice President of Promotions & Entertainment of Resorts World Genting and Frank Sliwka, ESL Asia Chief Operating Officer

Kevin Tann, Vice President of Promotions & Entertainment at Resorts World Genting, said “Esports is recognized as the next big thing in marketing and the size of the global esports audience has rapidly grown. One-fifth of the world is said to actively play video games for an average of an hour a day. This is a complex and fast-changing universe, and we are eager to be part of it. Through ESL One Genting, we hope to connect with esports fans in an authentic way—a way that delivers added value to their experience and to the sport.”

Frank Sliwka, ESL Asia Chief Operating Officer 

Frank Sliwka, ESL Asia Chief Operating Officer at ESL added that after witnessing the huge support from Malaysian DOTA fans, ESL are excited to work with RWG in the future to further establish esports in the Southeast Asia region to bring our content to people from all over the world. 

Two Winners of the lucky draw at the Press Conference with Kevin Tann and Frank Sliwka 

There are exciting team of notable faces for the ESL One broadcast team for this 2018 tournamendt tor bring excitement to fans the DOTA 2 live action. They are  Eri Newman, who has hosted multiple ESL One tournaments including ESL One Manila 2016 in his home country, will be leading the talent team as stage host. Paul “Redeye” Chaloner as desk host and sideline reporter Jacob “SirActionSlacks” Kanner are familiar faces to the Dota 2 community. Owen “Odpixel” Davies and Austin “Capitalist” Walsh will complete the line-up as commentators to add their thrilling and witty observations to the game.

More than 5,000 fans attended ESL One Genting on each of the three main event days, whereas over 11.4 million viewers consumed around 4.5 million hours of content online for year 2017. The two teams Newbee and Digital Chaos fought their way up to the Grand Finals, delivering thrilling matches. It was Digital Chaos who eventually took home the ESL One trophy and US$125,000 in prize share.

With so much excitement and the tickets are almost sold-out for the main event. 
Don't worry, there will be a group stage public viewing at the Genting International Showroom. It will be available for the preliminary rounds leading up to the finals from 23-25 January. Tickets are priced at RM20 for 3 days access. For more information, call +603 6101 1118 or visit

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Related Facebook pages:
1. Malaysia Dota 2 
2. AirAsia Allstars Esports Club

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