This is it! The Philippines is going to be host for one of the international major DOTA tournaments of Valve: The DOTA 2 Manila Majors.
After the troubled Shanghai Majors (March 2-6), fans all over the world are hoping that the Manila Majors would give the community something spectacular to look forward to. After all, the Manila Majors is the last of the Major Valve Tournaments before an ALL-OUT Brawl for the coveted TI6 (The International 2016) held in Seattle.
Presented by PGL, the Manila Majors will be held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena this coming June 7 to 12. Ticket prices have been announced and will go on sale this coming Saturday, March 12. Check out the ticket prices below:
JUNE 07-10, 2016 (RATE PER DAY)
INNER RING: P200
MIDDLE RING: P100
OUTER RING: P50
JUNE 11-12, 2016 (RATE PER DAY)
INNER RING: P400
MIDDLE RING: P200
OUTER RING: P100
With a $3 Million prize pool, the Majors attract various teams from all over the world. The Philippines playing host to this major tournament definitely helps point our eSports Industry in the right direction as well.
Aside from the cool cash prize, the winner of the Majors takes home an amazing replica of one of the items in the DOTA 2 secret shop as a trophy. We saw the Eaglesong (+25 Agi) at the Frankfurt Majors and the Mystic Staff (+25 Int) at Shanghai so we’re willing to go ahead and guess that we’ll see the Revear (+25 Str) for the Manila Majors.
Local DOTA Team Mineski was able to enter Frankfurt Majors last 2015 but wasn’t able to participate for the Shanghai one. Here’s hoping that we can get some local representation in our own Majors Tourney. ^_^
All in all, we’re excited like a Venomancer on Haste Rune!
While June may seem like a lifetime away, there’s a smaller, albeit equally exciting, DOTA 2 event happening this April 23 and 24 with the DOTA 2 ESL One Manila presented by PLDT Fibr and Smart. In fact, ESL One Manila sets the stage for how the Manila Majors could play out. 😀 Win-win!
At the end of the day, these two major MOBA tournaments highlight the possibility of really establishing a solid eSports community here in the Philippines. To that, I say “Let’s get it on!”
For more info on ticket purchase, you can click HERE.