The Ministry of Youth and Sports welcomes the return of ESL Gaming with ESL One Malaysia 2022. It marks the third iteration of the international Dota 2 event in Malaysia, in line with the Ministry’s Strategic Plan for Esports Development 2020 – 2025 to cultivate a sustainable esports ecosystem with growth opportunities and diversity for stakeholders at all levels.
“The local esports community has managed to put Malaysia’s mark on the world’s biggest esports stages. From our esports athletes’ recent success in the Commonwealth Games and SEA Games, to our Malaysian representatives competing in ESL One Malaysia 2022 and other professional tournaments both local and global, I hope to see the continuous and sustainable growth of the esports industry and will continue supporting our flag bearers.”
Yang Berhormat Dato’ Seri Ahmad Faizal bin Dato’ Azumu, Minister of Youth and Sports
Expect three days of adrenaline pumping action with 12 of the world’s best teams going head-to-head for the coveted ESL One Malaysia 2022 title and a total prize pool of US$400,000 beginning 23 August 2022. 28 nations will be represented as players from around the globe converge in Malaysia for the tournament put together by a 400-strong team comprising locals and international support staff.
“Malaysia is home to one of the most vibrant gaming and esports scenes. The success of local esports athletes has inspired many young Malaysians to consider professional gaming as viable careers. We look forward to working closely with the Ministry of Youth and Sports to nurture industry talents. The support and encouragement the Ministry has shown us thus far has been tremendous and we are grateful for such trust that enables the gaming and esports scene to thrive. We are confident Malaysia can be one of the powerhouses in gaming in the world and are excited for the future.”
Caitlin Kang, Managing Director at ESL Malaysia
Competing at the event are:
- BOOM Esports
- Nigma Galaxy
- Talon Esports
- Team Aster
- Team Liquid
- Team Secret
- Thunder Awaken
- TSM FTX
23 August will be the start of the group stage in a studio environment with teams competing for eight playoff spots in a best-of-two round-robin format. This will be followed by the live playoffs with best-of-three double elimination to a best-of-five finals.
Tickets can be purchased through the website, or visit ESL Dota 2 on Facebook and Twitter.