Galaxy Battles to Deliver the Biggest Major DotA 2 Tournament in Southeast Asia
Published · Friday, December 29, 2017 12:07 PM
Fallout Gaming and Purpose Win Entertainment Limited (PWEL) are ready to kick off 2018 with the biggest DotA 2 (Defense of the Ancients 2) Major in the Philippines, Galaxy Battles II: Emerging Worlds. Sixteen teams from all over the world will square off for a total prize pool of USD 1,000,000.00. The event will take place from January 19th – 21st, 2018, at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan.
The first Galaxy Battles took place in June 2017, to a sold-out crowd at the Shenzen Bay Sports Centre, in Shenzen, China. Eight teams went head-to-head in a series of round robin matches for the chance to win a total prize pool of USD 150,000.00. In the end, it was Team Newbee that took home the victory and the distinction as the first-ever Galaxy Battles champion.
Galaxy Battles II: Emerging Worlds is shaping up to be the biggest major DotA 2 Tournament in 2018. The tournament will span a total of three days and will showcase 16 teams from Asia, Europe, North America, and South America! Participating teams include:
- Red Bull OG
- TNC Pro Team
- Team LFY
- Evil Geniuses
- Team Liquid
- Team Newbee
As Adrian Gaffor, Managing Director for Fallout Gaming, shares, "In less than a decade, we've seen the most growth in esports throughout Southeast Asia. More companies are now working together to materialize their vision; the realization that the need to work together more is what makes any industry succeed. With Galaxy Battles II: Emerging Worlds on the horizon, Fallout Gaming and its partners are excited to bring this event to the heart of DotA 2 in the Philippines. Let's grow esports together!"
The event was formally announced at a press conference on Friday, October 06th,2017, at the Samsung Music Hall in SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City. It was attended by Adrian Gaffor, Managing Director for Fallout Gaming, and Ian Tan, General Manager for Fallout Gaming; they were joined by Gennelyn Abo, from the Games and Amusements Board of the Philippines.
Who will take home the prize and the honor as this year's champion? Find out at Galaxy Battles II: Emerging Worlds at the Philippine Arena, Bulacan! The event will be hosted by gamer and personality, Eri Neeman and will feature a weekend of activities that are sure to excite DotA 2 fans across Metro Manila. Get your tickets now at SM Ticketworld outlets nationwide.
- VIP PHP 7,000.00
- PREMIUM CENTER PHP 4,000.00
- PREMIUM LOWERDECK PHP 3,700.00
- GENERAL ADMISSION LOWERDECK PHP 2,900.00
- GENERAL ADMISSION CENTER UPPERDECK PHP 2,600.00
- GENERAL ADMISSION UPPERDECK PHP 2,000.00