In December One Esports brought us the Dota 2 World Pro Invitational from Singapore, which featured 12 of the best teams in the world – now the next iteration of the event is shaping up as Regional qualifiers for Southeast Asia have been confirmed.
The first One Esports event from Singapore last year unfortunately only featured one Southeast Asian squad, which was odd for a tournament held in the region. However, the next event, which will take place in Jakarta later this year, is set to feature at least two teams from the SEA region – with one coming from the Kuala Lumpur qualifier and another from the Jakarta qualifiers. These two teams will join 10 others as they battle for another amazing prize pool of $500,000 and the title of One Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational: Jakarta champions.
These two qualifiers are set to take place on March 7th-8th for Kuala Lumpur and March 14th-15th for Jakarta and currently each qualifier has three of the four competing teams confirmed. In each regional qualifier, four teams will fight – three of which have made their way through an open qualifier for their region. The final team in each will be a direct invite, but at this point in time there is no information of who these directly invited teams might be. The teams currently in each regional qualifier are:
- Cignal Ultra (Philippines Qualifier winners)
- 496 Gaming (Vietnam Qualifier winners)
- MS Chonburi (Thailand Qualifier winners)
- TBD (direct invite)
- Tyrants Uprising (Singapore Qualifier winners)
- Team Oracle (Malaysia Qualifier winners)
- T1 (Indonesia Qualifier winners)
- TBD (direct invite)
The winner of each of the above groups will claim a spot among some of the best Dota 2 teams in the world, fighting at the ONE Esports World Pro Invitational in Jakarta. The event itself has its playoff dates set as April 17th-19th at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition – with details on tickets coming soon. With the SEA region producing some of the best Dota 2 in recent times at both qualifiers, Minors and Majors, it will be great to see more teams joining in to fight on their home ground at the ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational: Jakarta.