ESL has announced that it will be opening a brand new regional office in Singapore. This move is part of the company’s effort to further develop the esports scene in Southeast Asia.
ESL isn’t exactly new to SEA’s esports scene. It has already organised two successful major Dota 2 events – ESL One Manila 2016, as well as the recent ESL One Genting 2017. With the company’s expansion in the SEA region, ESL aims to organise two more standalone ESL One Dota 2 events in 2018. There is no word on where these will be held, but Singapore and Malaysia are likely to be near the top of the list.
ESL’s new SEA regional office in Singapore will be lead by Interim Chief Executive Officer, Sebastian Radu; who has over a decade of experience in developing esports globally.
eSports fans can expect to see more ESL branded tournaments held within the region, if not locally. Covering not just Dota 2, but also CS:GO, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, and more. Not only that, this would also mean that ESL tournaments will bring in professional teams from around the world. That way, fans can get closer to seeing their favourite teams live in action.