Following the success of ESL One Genting 2017, Resorts World Genting is proud to be the host venue sponsor for the second year running. ESL, the world's largest
Two major ESL events, both featuring the multiplayer online battle arena game Dota 2, have already been held in Southeast Asia: ESL One Manila 2016 and ESL One Genting 2017. Earlier this year, more than 5,000 fans attended ESL One Genting 2017 on each of the three main event days, whereas over 11.4 million viewers consumed around 4.5 million hours of content online. The two teams Newbee and Digital Chaos fought their way up to the Grand Finals, delivering some tough and thrilling matches. At the end, it was Digital Chaos who took home the ESL One trophy and US$125,000 in prize share.
According to the latest studies of the international market research company Newzoo, the Southeast Asian region is expected to grow up to 16 million esports enthusiasts, which concludes to an esports audience of 33.8 million (including occasional viewers) in 2018. Southeast Asia marks the fifth largest region considering the number of esports enthusiasts of which the majority, in particular 38% is playing Dota 2, followed by League of Legends with 32% and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with 29%.
Ticket sales for ESL One Genting in Malaysia start on Thursday, October 19 at 2pm MYT / 8am CEST / 11pm PDT. There will be a ticket for everyone, including Weekend Tickets, Plus Tickets and Premium Tickets that range in price from RM180 to RM620. Further information about each ticket type can be found directly here.