Mineski Masters 2021 Tournament Series Returns Featuring PUBG Mobile and DOTA 2
Philippines esports organization, Mineski, announces the return of the Mineski Masters series featuring PUBG Mobile and DOTA 2. The esports event is expected to kick off sometime in the final quarter of 2021. Participating teams in the Mineski Masters for the PUBG Mobile tournament will be competing for the lion’s share of the ₱500,000 ($9,800 USD) prize pool while the DOTA 2 participants will be competing for the ₱1 million ($19,000 USD) prize pool. To ensure the safety of each participating team and the staff members, the Mineski Masters esports event will only be held online with a live broadcast.
Mineski Masters returns with PUBG Mobile and DOTA 2 esports events
Previously known as Manila Masters, the DOTA 2 esports event was first established back in 2017 where five invited teams along with three teams from China, Southeast Asia (SEA), and the Philippines qualifiers, clashed for a chance to claim the championship title and the lion’s share of the $250,000 USD prize pool. The tournament was won by the North American esports team, Evil Geniuses.
The tournament shall be returning under a new name “Mineski Masters,”. It will open with a new esports title PUBG Mobile alongside DOTA 2.
Mineski Master 2021: PUBG Mobile tournament details
The PUBG Mobile tournament titled “Battle of the Ages: Forging New Realms,” is open to 256 teams who will be competing for the championship title and the lion’s share of the prize pool. Nationwide qualifiers will be held every weekend of October 2021, with the playoffs broadcast live on 6th - 7th November, and then 13th - 14th November.
“With the addition of PUBG Mobile, we are looking at bridging this rising esports title and its dedicated community with the loyal community of Dota 2,” stated Manager of Mineski Philippines, Mark Navarro, as quoted by .
Interested players can register their teams by . Keep in mind that slots are limited so it is advisable to register as soon as possible.
Mineski Master 2021: DOTA 2 tournament details
The Dota 2 tournament will be an invitational event with a ₱1 million ($19,000 USD) prize pool. The tournament will feature four of the top pro teams from South East Asia. Mineski is yet to reveal the invited DOTA 2 teams in the Mineski Masters. Teams from the Philippines will take up the rest of the four remaining slots of the eight-team bracket in the playoffs stage - which will be determined through a two-day qualifier that will kick off on 21st and 28th Nov 2021. The playoffs will then follow on 2nd - 5th December 2021.
"Mineski Global is an organization that traces its roots as far back as Dota 2 has. This heritage peaked in 2017 when we created the immensely popular Manila Masters in 2017, and we are thrilled to once again open up a stage for Dota 2 and our fans," stated Mark Navarro, as quoted by .
It will be interesting to see if the Mineski Masters will be able to recapture the hype that its previous iteration had delivered back in 2017.