Kicking off the new year in a prestigious and sporty way, Resorts World Genting takes Esport literally to a higher level by becoming a host to Dota 2 tournament, from 6-8 January 2017 in the Arena of Stars, Resorts World Genting. The USD$250,000 tournament for the world’s top eight Dota 2 teams will definitely see exciting new setting for the region’s largest esports tournament.
Resorts World Genting in particular holds many records of its own to signify growth in Malaysia: not only does the First World Hotel hold the Guinness World Record for ‘world’s largest hotel’, the Resorts World Genting encompasses over 9,000 rooms spread across six hotels, theme parks, entertainment attractions, dining and retail outlets, international showrooms and business convention facilities. Bringing together expertise from numerous previous international ventures, the resort is committed to helping ESL to foster growth in South East Asia.
“Esports is a massive and growing industry globally, and we hope to play a meaningful role in developing the local and regional market,” said Kevin Tann, Vice President of Resorts World Genting. “We are proud to be collaborating with ESL, the world’s biggest professional provider of esports that offers not just tournaments like ESL One but also news, live broadcasts and support in the esports community.”
Leading international games market research firm Newzoo reports that the total esports audience for the South East Asian region is 30 million, out of which approximately 50% tune into esports-related content multiple times a month. Dota 2 is the most popular PC franchise in South East Asia, with 35% of PC gamers having played it in the past 6 months, followed by World of Warcraft (32%) and League of Legends (31%). New data from Newzoo suggests that the PC and MMO games’ revenues in the region will surpass US$765 million in 2016.
Are you a huge fans of Dota 2? Here’s an opportunity to celebrate your favourite team’s win. All you need to do is:
1. Predict who will win in Group A and Group B on day 1 (6 January) and ‘comment’ your predictions here: http://bit.ly/2hWbu9L
2. One lucky winner with correct predictions will be picked each day to walk away with an autographed #ESLOneGenting2017 T-shirt by @fnatic dota
Contest closes on 6th Jan at 2:00pm.
Watch this space for more updates: http://bit.ly/FBEventPage_ESLOneGenting