E-Sports has come a long way and to be able to be recognized / acknowledged in a community will take time (maybe years). When I heard there is a local DOTA2 tournament, I jumped right in (not literally) to help to cover the competition.
Below are the details of the tournament :
Miri Dota 2 Tournament 2017
Qualifiers: 22, 23, 24 December 2017
Venue: Stratos Cybersports Arena, Marina Parkcity Phase 1
Time: 10AM to 10PM.
Format: Single Elimination
Qualifiers time are flexible and might finish earlier.
TOP 4 Main event
Date 31 December 2017 & 1st January 2018
Venue: Imperial Permaisuri City Mall, Miri Ground Floor
Time: 10AM – 5PM (Night time have other events)
Format: Double Elimination and only Finals BO3
Supreme Champion: RM1500 + Medals
1st Runner Up: RM1000 + Medals
2nd Runner Up: RM500 + Medals
Whether you like it or not, E-Sports has become an international event. We need to groom those talented players and do not deny their chances and their passion for E-Sports games.
That is why we need to support those organizers that willing to sponsor and put up a E-sports tournament to hone the players’ skills. One day, they might be international E-Sports champions.
Both teams getting ready for battle.
The below video are the final battle between DMG vs MVP+4.
Posted by Stratos Cybersports Arena on Monday, January 1, 2018
Official statement from the organizer, Eric Wong :
We have ended our Miri Esports League Tournament 2017.
Champion: Team DMG
1st Runner Up: Team MVP+4
2nd Runner Up: Team Thunderboltz
Honorary Mention: Team Mantees
Special thanks to Sunny for coming all the way from Kuching to cast our event, it’s a pleasure having you here.
Thanks to all sponsors and participants in supporting our event. We have some hiccups and I apologize for it on behalf of my event team.
Again, we will improve our standards and bring a better and bigger tournament this year. Thanks for all the support!
And yeah, we end with showing everyone what’s PUBG, hope our plans work out this year.