ESL One Genting 2018, the Dota 2 tournament will be held once more in Genting, Malaysia. The esports event will take place from the 26th January until 28th January at the Arena of Stars. The top sixteen teams will get to compete against each other for their winning share from a prize pool of $400,000 as well as 400 qualifying points.
This year, ESL will help to create more opportunity for more dota teams that are not top ranked for a chance to participate at ESL One Genting 2018. There will be squads that do not participate in majors will get the chance to compete against top-tier squads which will make the event even more interesting and full of entertaining surprises. Thanks to the qualifying points that units will earn, helps them acquire a spot in other esports tournaments.
Last year, ESL One Genting 2017 saw top dota teams face each other in the Semi-finals, Chaos won over Virtus. Pro with a score of 2-0 while Newbee defeated Wings Gaming with a record of 2-1. The Finals saw DC vs Newbee defend their ancients up to the last second which resulted in the close score of 3-2. You would have been in luck if you placed your esports betting on Chaos for they came out the winners of ESL One Genting Dota 2 event, second place went to Newbee and third place was Virtus.Pro.
16 esports teams will be participating at ESL One Genting 2018, where 8 of them were directly invited and the remaining eight earned their spot through the regional qualifiers held around the world. The esports tournament will kick off with the group stages, where units will play in a double elimination. The top three squads from each group will advance to the playoffs playing in a single-elimination in a best-of-3 in the Quarter-Finals and Semi-Finals, as for the Grand Finals will be played in a best-of-5.
Dota 2 teams that qualified in different regions include; China qualifiers LGD. Forever Young and VGJ. Thunder, while in the CIS region – Natus Vincere, as for South East Asia’s TNC Pro Team and North America’s qualifier, Complexity Gaming.
The participating ESL One Genting teams include those that were directly invited; Evil Geniuses, Team Secret, Vici Gaming and Fnatic. Some of the participating ESL One Genting teams to look out for that will take part include:
2017 was quite a successful year for Team Liquid accomplishing 10 first prizes, finishing in second place in 2 dota tournaments. The International 7 winners, Liquid showed the esports scene, who are masters of Dota 2 with their consistent performances in every match dominating the event. Since their TI win, Liquid have encountered some challenges at DreamLeague Season 8 and ESL One Hamburg. Will the dota team recuperate from their vulnerabilities in time for ESL One Genting 2018?
The first esports team, Mineski from Southeast Asia received an invitation to take part in ESL One Genting. The dota squad has the potential to be in the top rankings such as what happened at PGL Open Bucharest and the StarLadder i-League Season 3. Mineski have gone through a few roster changes that have not given the pro players enough time to train properly before the upcoming dota 2 tournaments. Although the squad has the strong will to win, will Mineski rise to the upcoming challenge of going through the Playoffs?
The Chinese team, Newbee have been invited to attend ESL One Genting 2018. Having come so close in the final of The International 7, they have shown their dota 2 fighting capabilities throughout the past year. No surprise here that Newbee will be one of those esports teams that fans will look out for in the ESL One Genting Dota event.
One of the European qualifying dota 2 teams is Planet Dog, a professional team that has been recently formed to compete in The International 7 but were eliminated in the European qualifiers. Earning a spot in the ESL One Genting dota event gives them the motivation to fight on getting the exposure they need to rise as a top team.
The Russian team, Virtus.Pro has put on quite an entertaining show of dota 2 esports at The International 7 finishing in third place. Since then they have attended ESL One Hamburg 2017 beating Team Secret as well as the most recent Dota Summit 8 defeating Fnatic in the gameplay, taking home the first prize. As much as VP can win a Major tournament they can also lose a match like what happened at MDL Macau losing to TNC or Dreamleague Season 8 defeated by Evil Geniuses and these results make Virtus.Pro very unpredictable.
Another European qualifier is Penta Sports, have made quite an accomplishment winning over Team OG in the qualifying matches. The Dota squad have the opportunity to make a name for themselves in a major tournament like ESL One Genting 2018, to improve their game levels, reaching new gaming heights.
The Brazilian Dota team, SG E-Sports have shown their gaming skills previously in The Kiev Major and ESL One Hamburg 2017, where they ranked between 5th till 8th place in the esports tournaments. Earning a spot, SG Esports will definitely work and practice to take revenge, winning against teams like Virtus. Pro, Mineski, Chaos and Evil Geniuses. Will SG Esports advance through the group stages?
Now that you have more insight into some of the best dota2 teams, you can make an informed decision by placing your best esports betting in time for ESL One Genting 2018.