ONE Esports Invites the Best Teams in Southeast Asia to Compete in the ONE Esports Dota 2 SEA League
22 May 2020 – Singapore: ONE Esports is set to launch the ONE Esports Dota 2 SEA League, bringing together 10 of the top Dota 2 teams in Southeast Asia to compete for a US$100,000 prize pool.
In collaboration with IO Esports, the ONE Esports Dota 2 SEA League kicks-off with qualifiers on June 4 and moves to a round-robin format tournament that commences on June 18, culminating in a playoff from July 15-19 to determine the league’s champion.
Seven of the best Dota 2 teams in Southeast Asia have already been confirmed to participate, including Team Adroit, Boom Esports, Fnatic, Geek Fam, Reality Rift, T1, and TNC Predator. They will be joined by the top three teams to emerge from the ONE Esports regional online qualifiers, which is open to all players and teams in the countries that are in the Southeast Asia server, which includes Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Korea.
The first set of online qualifiers will take place from June 4-5 and will follow a best-of-one single-elimination format through to the semifinal round, which will then transition into a best-of-three format. Both semifinalists will qualify for two slots in the ONE Esports Dota 2 SEA League.
The second set of online qualifiers will take place on June 6 and will follow the same format and will determine which team secures the last remaining slot in the league.
Registration for the online qualifiers is now open and interested players should sign up immediately as slots are limited. Sign up here.
All qualifying teams will then advance to the ONE Esports Dota 2 SEA League, which commences on June 18. Matches will be decided in a best-of-two round-robin format over a 16-day season. The bottom two teams will be eliminated at the end of the season. The top eight teams will go on to compete in the double elimination playoffs from July 15-19.
The playoff matchups will feature a best-of-three format leading up to the Grand Final, which will be determined in a best-of-five series.
About ONE Esports ONE Esports is Asia’s largest championship esports series, featuring the world’s biggest games, the world’s best teams, and the world’s best gamers. As the Home of Esports, ONE Esports unleashes esports heroes who ignite the world with hope, strength, dreams, and inspiration. ONE Esports also owns oneesports.gg, a Top 5 global esports site that reaches millions of visitors each month, and delivers to its community the latest esports news, reviews, features, how-to guides, and in-depth stories on esports athletes, teams, and fans.
About ONE Championship™ ONE Championship (ONE) is the largest global sports media property in Asian history. Headquartered in Singapore, ONE is the world's largest martial arts organization, hosting bouts across all styles of martial arts such as Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Karate, Kung Fu, Silat, Sanda, Lethwei, Mixed Martial Arts, Tae Kwon Do, Submission Grappling, and more. ONE hosts the biggest sports entertainment events across Asia, featuring some of the world's best martial artists and world champions on the largest global media broadcast in Asia. ONE Esports, a subsidiary of ONE Championship, runs Asia's largest global esports Championship Series with some of the biggest blockbuster game titles in the world. With a focus on both martial arts and esports, ONE Championship is currently the largest producer of millennial live sports content in Asia. In addition to its digital platforms, ONE Championship broadcasts to over 2.7 billion potential viewers across 150+ countries with some of the largest global free-to-air and digital broadcasters, including Star Sports, Tencent, ABS-CBN, Astro, ClaroSports, Startimes, Fox Sports, Thairath TV, Turner Sports, Skynet, Mediacorp, Great Sports, Mediaset Italia, ProSiebenSat.1, Dubai Sports, and more.