ESL One Malaysia 2022: Teams Invited, Schedule, All You Need to Know
As LAN events finally become feasible in professional Dota 2 again, ESL, which has a long history of arranging Dota 2 competitions, has released another edition of ESL One. Heading to Malaysia, the ESL One Malaysia 2022 will take place from 23rd to 28th August, with some of the world's greatest and most popular teams vying for a piece of the $400,000 USD prize pool. This event, which will be held at the Arena of Stars, Genting Highlands, Malaysia, will also have a live audience. The ESL One Malaysia 2022 brings back third-party interregional Dota 2 LAN events that have a live crowd after more than a two year break.
ESL One Malaysia 2022: All that we know so far
The ESL One Malaysia will feature a total of 12 teams. Six of the seven teams who will be invited to ESL One Malaysia 2022 have already been confirmed.
The remaining five teams will be selected via the regional qualifiers. One team will be sent from each qualifier. Some teams will be directly invited to these regional qualifiers, while others will enter through the open qualifier.
Format and schedule
Group stage (23rd-25th August)
12 teams divided into two groups of six
Single round robin
All series are Bo2s
The two teams move to the upper bracket of the playoffs
The third and fourth place teams move to the lower bracket of the playoffs
The fifth and sixth place teams are eliminated
Playoffs (26th-28th August)
Double elimination playoffs bracket
Bo3 series, except for the grand finals
Bo5 grand finals
ESL One Malaysia 2022 tickets
Tickets for the event are presently available for early bird purchase until July 15th, with prices ranging from RM 399 ($90.81) for a 3-day premium access to RM 69 ($15.70) for one day access. Ticket prices will rise by up to RM 40 after 15th July. More information can be found on the official website of ESL One Malaysia 2022.
Other match times and schedules, as well as broadcast talent and other details, will be made available soon. The matches will most likely be shown live on ESL's Dota 2 Twitch channel, which can be found at https://www.twitch.tv/esl_dota2. Because three series will be running concurrently during the group stage, ESL's other Twitch channels - https://www.twitch.tv/esl_dota2b, and https://www.twitch.tv/esl_dota2c shall also be utilized.
The ESL One Malaysia will take place in Genting Highlands, the same location where ESL conducted the ESL One Genting in 2017 and 2018. Furthermore, the event will take place just a few days after the PGL Arlington Major and is expected to be the final significant event before The International 11's regional qualifier, so for teams like Nigma Galaxy and Alliance, this will be a key six day tournament for them to test their strategies and get in the best possible form for the qualifiers.