(Fourth from left) Mr Zalman Aafendy Zainal Abidin, Chief Marketing Officer of Celcom; Mr Akmal Ahmad, Chief Operating Officer of Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB); Mr Iqbal Ameer, Group CEO of The Livescape Group; Mr Lau Soong Huey, Chief Executive Officer of Beatnation
The Livescape Group, in collaboration with Beatnation and powered by Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB), is set to present the highly anticipated DOTA 2 tournament, The Major League, Championed by Celcom, on October 20 to 22, 2017 at EduCity Indoor Arena, Iskandar Puteri – as announced during the official launch ceremony on August 17, 2017 at Makespace, Kuala Lumpur.
The tournament, slated to be an epic battle on the DOTA 2 game platform with a RM 300,000 prize pool, will be pitting tier 1 teams such as Ehome of China; Evos of Indonesia; Clutch of Philippines and MVP Revolution of Kyrgyzstan against each other alongside three other renowned teams which have yet to be announced.
Meanwhile, the eighth team that will be joining the battle will be one of our very own local team. This team will be selected via The Major League Qualifier round where Malaysian tier 2 DOTA 2 teams will fight to make it into the top sixteen teams who will be moving on to The Major League Qualifier Final Round.
These sixteen teams will then fight for their right to battle against international renowned teams to nab their share of the coveted prize pool. The Major League Qualifier Final Round is set to be held from October 14 to 15, 2017 at the Academy of Esports in Afiniti Medini, Iskandar Puteri.
Zalman Aefendy Zainal Abidin, Chief Marketing Officer of Celcom, said, “This is an exciting opportunity for Celcom to be a major part of an upcoming lifestyle sports category. Esports is immensely popular with the youth and Celcom is honoured to fuel this growing enthusiasm amongst them. We will be cheering on the Malaysian team!”
The Major League, Championed by Celcom is powered by Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB) and proudly sponsored by Celcom Axiata Berhad, EduCity, Mudah.my, Omen by HP, Logitech G, EGG Network, Warlord, and Packist while supported by ALIFE and Malaysia Major Events (MME), a division of the Malaysian Convention & Exhibition Bureau, an agency under the Ministry of Tourism & Culture, Malaysia.