ESL One Manila is almost here! Eight teams, three days and US$250,000 - there’s everything to play for in Southeast Asia’s first ever premium Dota 2 tournament. The Mall of Asia Arena will be the site of this epic showdown, but only one team will emerge victorious. Who will be the ESL One Manila champion? Get ready to find out with our handy survival guide!
- Where? Mall of Asia Arena, Manila, the Philippines
- When? 22nd, 23rd and 24th of April 2016
- Tickets: Available via SM Tickets
- Homepage: http://esl-one.com/dota2/manila-2016/
- Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/esl_dota2
- Eight top Dota 2 teams fight for a US$250,000 prize pool
Eight of the world’s best Dota 2 are set to clash at Manila’s Mall of Asia Arena. With representatives from North America, Europe, China, SEA and the Philippines itself, competition is bound to be fierce.
- EHOME | Invited
- Team Liquid | Invited
- Team Secret | Invited
- compLexity | Winner of NA qualifier
- Team Empire | Winner of EU qualifier
- Mineski | Winner of PH qualifier
- Wings Gaming | Winner of CN qualifier
- Fnatic | Winner of SEA qualifier
You can find the full quarterfinal bracket right here.
We’ve taken a closer look at each of the teams competing at ESL One Manila - will Mineski be able to turn the home crowd to their advantage, or will one of the Dota scene’s other big hitters be walking away with the trophy?
- Consistency is key for Team Liquid at ESL One Manila
- Team Empire are ready to make their first ever ESL One appearance in Manila
- Fnatic to face the giants at ESL One Manila
- Can compLexity continue their great performances at ESL One Manila?
- Mineski: The Filipino hope at ESL One Manila
- Team Secret to put on a show at ESL One Manila
- Revamped EHOME ready to go for the title at ESL One Manila
- It’s time for Wings Gaming to make an international splash at ESL One Manila
For a great event, you need a great broadcast team - and we’ve got you covered in that regard. Meet the top esports personalities who’ll be bringing you all the action from the Mall of Asia Arena below.
- Will "Chobra" Cho
- Jake "SirActionSlacks" Kanner
- David "GoDz" Parker
- Ben "Merlini" Wu
- Jacob "Maelk" Toft-Andersen
- Owen "ODPixel" Davies
- Toby "TobiWan" Dawson
- Austin "Capitalist" Walsh
- William "Blitz" Lee
- Kevin "Purge" Godec
- Jonathan "PimpmuckL" Liebig
- Ben "Noxville" Steenhuisen
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Find out what’s happening in Manila and when below!
Friday, April 22nd
- 11:00 PHT: compLexity vs. Wings Gaming
- 11:00 PHT: Team Liquid vs. Mineski (offstage)
- ~14:00 PHT: EHOME vs. Fnatic
- ~14:00 PHT: Team Secret vs. Team Empire (offstage)
- ~17:00 PHT: TBD vs. TBD
- ~20:00 PHT: TBD vs. TBD
Saturday, April 23rd
- 11:00 PHT: Group A elimination match
- ~14:00 PHT: Group B elimination match
- ~17:00 PHT: Group A decider match
- ~20:00 PHT: Group B decider match match
Sunday, April 24th
- 12:00 PHT: Semifinal two
- ~15:00 PHT: Semifinal one
- ~18:00 PHT: Grand final
You can find the complete schedule in your time zone the ESL One Manila website.
If you want to prove your knowledge of competitive Dota 2, make sure you sign up for ESL Fantasy for ESL One Manila! Predict the correct winners and scores to earn points, plus if you come out on top of the public fantasy league you could even get your hands on some awesome Logitech gaming hardware. Check out the rules in full here and sign up below!
For all the latest updates before, during and after the event, make sure to keep an eye on the following social media accounts:
- ESL Dota 2 Facebook page
- ESL Dota 2 Twitter account
- Official ESL Facebook page
- Official ESL Twitter account
- Official ESL One hashtag: #ESLOne
You can also find the Twitter accounts of the attending teams and personalities linked in their respective sections above!
Who do you think is going to be lifting the ESL One Manila trophy? Let us know by sharing your predictions with the #ESLOne hashtag on Facebook and Twitter!