ONE Esports, Asia’s largest championship esports series and a subsidiary of ONE Championship™ (ONE) is hosting the first round of participating teams and invited talent to Singapore for the ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore Major, 27 March-4 April. The event will be a closed door, physical event at the Fairmont Hotel.
Presented by PGL, it will be the first major event of the 2021 Dota Pro Circuit featuring the world’s best gamers.
Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena video game – one of the titles that has the largest esports scene, with teams from around the world playing in various professional leagues and tournaments.
The Singapore Major will be the first Major after a 14-month break due to the Covid-19 pandemic and will feature 18 teams vying for a prize pool of USD$500,000.
The event will be operated within a strict bubble as the foreign participants will not be serving a 14-day quarantine.
There will be teams from five Dota 2 regions: Europe, Southeast Asia, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), North America, and South America, and China is expected to send teams too.
Carlos Alimurung, CEO of ONE Esports, said: “We welcome the world’s best Dota 2 teams to the upcoming Singapore Major. ONE Esports, with our partners PGL and STB, is excited to deliver one of the most prestigious esports experiences in the world.”
Silviu Stroie, CEO of PGL, added: “Having an on-site event during this period is a major accomplishment, and we’re delighted to run this fantastic event… We will take all the measures needed to have a safe tournament in a healthy environment. We would also like to thank Singapore for having us, the only place where running such a large international tournament is possible!”
Although no spectators will be allowed at the tournament. Fans may tune in to the live streaming of the matches across platforms such as Facebook and YouTube or to ONE Esports’ official site at https://www.oneesports.gg/