The curtains finally close on Malaysia’s largest Dota 2 tournament, ESL One Genting 2017. Over the weekend, Genting’s Arena of Stars saw witness to some spectacular Dota 2 being played, and fellow Malaysian fans being a part of the experience. For those of you who couldn’t make it, here’s what you missed and a glimpse of how it was like to be there.
Fans lining up to purchase their tickets to enter the Arena of Stars.
The ESL One Genting main stage.
A fellow fan with Team Virtus.Pro before their match.
The commentators, (from left to right) Kevin “Purge” Godec, Austin “Capitalist” Walsh, and Jacob “Maelk” Toft-Anderson.
Desk Host, Paul “Redeye” Chaldner.
Show Host, Eri Neeman.
ESL One Genting 2017’s opening match, Team Virtus.Pro (top) vs. Team Fnatic (bottom).
Team Fnatic huddle before the match begins.
Fnatic’s newly recruited players, Indonesian rookie, “InYourDream” (top), and Korean professional player, “Febby” (bottom).
The ESL One Genting 2017 trophy.
Meanwhile, when fans need a quick bite, there’s a food and beverage counter outside of the Arena of Stars.
Other than that, there were also food trucks outside that provide more food choices.
Digi set up its own tent right beside the Arena of Stars, where it has its own offerings like a game zone, a lounge to watch the match, and more.
Digi was also giving away free Digi LIVE prepaid packs to local as well as foreign Dota 2 fans. On top of keeping them connected to the Internet, Digi LIVE also offers 8GB of streaming quota every month.
Outside of the Arena of Stars’ hallway, Plantronics, Red Bull, MSI, and Lenovo had their own booths as well.
A Dota 2 1v1 tournament was also held outside by Red Bull.
Inside Digi’s booth, there were also fans lining up, eager to get their hands on some The Internationals Dota 2 merchandise.
This Ursa Plush and Puck Pillow is just too adorable.
The ESL shop also had some professional team merchandise on sale, including T-shirts, sweaters, hoodies, and more.
Cosplayers portraying Juggernaut, Windrunner, Beast Master, and Skywrath Mage (complete with wings and light up effects).
WarriorsGaming.Unity taking on Execration in the group B lower brackets.
Casters, Ben “Merlini” Wu and Toby “Tobiwan” Dawson.
Teams in the press room taking photos and doing interviews.
Aui_2000 from Team NP.
Digital Chaos players, (from left to right) w33, Resolut1on, and MiSery.
Fans concentrating on the ESL One Genting grand finals between Team Newbee vs. Team Digital Chaos.
SCCC of Newbee when asked what he did after achieving 9,000 MMR in Dota 2 – “I ate a bowl of noodles.”
Congratulations, Team Digital Chaos for winning the tournament. ESL One Genting was one of the most successful Dota 2 events in South East Asia, and we hope this will continue on in future eSports event in the region.
Disclosure: This article was sponsored by Digi. Digi is a sponsor for the ESL One Genting Dota 2 tournament.