The Electronic Sports League organization, more commonly known as ESL, has announced its brand-new office opening in Singapore. In addition, there will be two new DOTA 2 stand-alone events in Southeast Asia slated for next year.
According to the official press release, the organization is committed to bringing the “best of esports” to Southeast Asia. “With this strategic expansion,” said ESL SEA ad-interim CEO Sebastian Radu, “ESL is committing to bringing the best of esports to South East Asia, and to further build on the legacy left by the two successful mega events our company already held in Manila and Malaysia.”
ESL CEO Ralf Reichert is excited for the prospect of building up grassroot tournaments in the region. “ESL is and always will be about building esports: for the athletes, the fans and the aspiring players. Our new regional office will set us up to bring even more global events and tournaments to the region, but more importantly: to help build the local esports communities through grassroots and local championships, which are fundamental to the growth of esports anywhere in the world.”
ESL Gaming is not only known for their offline tournaments, but they have also done a great deal for the Asia scene in terms of their online tournaments, providing an online platform and hosting community cups for the esports titles regularly. ESL already has two extremely successful events under its resume, having hosted ESL One Manila 2016 and ESL One Genting 2017. It will definitely be exciting to see more LAN events being hosted in Southeast Asia, perhaps one in our hometown Singapore.
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