Dota 2 is an ever growing eSport that millions enjoy and is rapidly growing in Malaysia
Dota 2 has some of the largest prize pools in eSports history. The last three international tournaments had top paying prize pools with no close contender. TI4 had a prize pool of USD 10,931,103; TI5 had USD 18,429,613 and TI6 tops the charts at 20,770,640.
Malaysia, a country full of budding gamers, has hosted many tournaments and will be hosting the prestigious ESL ONE Genting in January 2017 with a prize pool of USD 250,000. The country will also host ROG MASTERS in Kuala Lumpur with USD 150,000 up for grabs.
So, there is a multitude of large tournaments on the horizon for Malaysia that already shows the potential of how big eSports is becoming in Malaysia alone. Even small local tournaments are being organized actively, with 4 different tournaments being seen on the same week. September 2016 alone has the MPGL Southeast Asian Championship and the Selangor Cyber Games Dota 2 Cup on the 9th, while the Master Gaming Arena - Kuantan and Mythpro Dota 2 2016 Season 2 starts on the 10th – what a week for for Dota 2 fanatics!
And not forgetting past events, we had AGES 2016 and Major All Stars. These were large events in their own right with international teams participating. Major All Stars Dota 2 Tournament had teams like Invictus Gaming, Team Empire, Ninjas in Pyjamas and Na`Vi competing for USD 104,361. AGES 2016 had teams from around the Southeast Asia region compete for a grand prize of RM 176,300 in the grand finals championship.
With prize pools, tournaments and its quality increasing at a pace we have never seen before, clearly eSports in Malaysia is booming with #noLimits!