25 November 2016 – Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) announced that it is the title sponsor for the upcoming Digi ESL One Malaysian qualifiers which kicks off this weekend.
Digi ESL One Dota 2
ESL One is the biggest and most prestigious international e-sports tournament with a number of video game titles being contested including the hugely popular Dota 2. ESL One is likened to being the World Cup of e-sports and this is the first time the Dota 2 qualifiers and global finals are being held in Malaysia. The Global ESL One Dota 2 finals has a prize pool of USD$250,000.
“Digi’s ambition is to be our customers’ favourite partner in digital life so the decision to tie up with ESL for the Digi ESL One tournament was an easy fit. We are not just bringing together top local talent to compete, but competitions like this are great for gaming fans who want to watch their local heroes battle it out with the world’s best. This partnership is also about bringing our customers what they love,” said Chan May Ling, Digi’s Head of Marketing Services.
“We are on a journey to discover Digital Champions. Digi is a strong supporter of e-sports and professional gaming in Malaysia and as part of the local gaming community, we want to nurture local talent and help them achieve their fullest potential in this growing professional sport,” said Chan.
“We have plenty of world class talent right here and ESL choosing Malaysia to host the global finals is a testament to the quality of our local gamers. Our local teams are no strangers to the world stage and have brought recognition to Malaysia’s competitiveness in e-sports,” she added.
The local leg of the Digi ESL One qualifiers will be held in phases around the country with the first rounds kicking off this weekend. Winners from phase one proceed to the second phase before a national champion emerges to represent Malaysia in the global finals which will be held in Arena of Stars Resort World Genting from 6 to 8 Jan 2017.
Digi will also award the winning team from the local qualifiers with a sponsorship deal to help prepare them for competing against the world’s best during the global finals.
Other than going to the tournament venues to watch the matches, fans of the sport and competing teams can follow the action by streaming the battles live on YouTube Gaming, Tonton or Twitch. Digi Prepaid LiVE customers, in particular, get 8GB of free internet streaming quota every month to watch their favourite teams play.
In addition, Digi Prepaid LiVE customers also stand a chance to win VIP tickets to the competition in an exclusive contest that will be announced soon.