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ESL One Manila Qualifiers Now Open

For weeks now, Philippine gamers have been babbling excitedly online and offline about rumors that one of the world’s largest DotA 2 tournaments will be held in the Philippines. And yes, these are not just rumors anymore. SMART and PLDT have just opened the ESL One Manila Qualifiers nationwide.

ESL One Manila is spearheaded by ESL, the world’s largest eSports company based in Germany. It will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena from April 23 to 24, 2016. Up for grabs are prestige, bragging rights, and a prize pool worth $250,000.

ESL One Manila Qualifiers

ESL One Manila Qualifiers will be held at various venues nationwide.

  • Mindanao Qualifiers at Imba – Cagayan de Oro on January 24,
  • Mindanao Qualifiers at Mineski Infinity – Davao on January 31,
  • Visayas Qualifiers at Mineski Infinity – Cebu on February 7,
  • Visayas Qualifiers at Mineski Portal – Cebu on February 14,
  • Luzon Qualifiers at Mineski Infinity – Taft on February 21, and
  • Luzon Qualifiers at Mineski Infinity – Dapitan on February 28.

These will be followed by an Online Qualifier set on March 6.

ESL One Manila Mindanao Qualifier at IMBA CDO
ESL One Manila Mindanao Qualifier at IMBA CDO

You and your teammates can now register to join these qualifiers at this link: http://play.eslgaming.com/dota2/southeast-asia/dota2/major/esl-one-manila-2016-qualifiers. Each team must be composed of five players.
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