ESL together with Mineski Events Team and PLDT announced a new Dota 2 tournament The Masters Manila.
The LAN-final of new tournament is scheduled for May 26 – 28. The prize pool is $250,000, and the event will be hosted by SM Mall of Asia Arena in Manila. Previously, SM Mall of Asia Arena also hosted ESL One Manila 2016.
8 teams will participate in the event. The first famous participant is the American team Evil Geniuses, The International 2015 champion.
The organizers have no doubts in the quality of the upcoming tournament, and they announced on their official page that The Masters will get the title of the best tournament in the world. It seems that this is going to be a new series of ESL tournaments, as the organizers told that The Masters Manila is only a beginning.
The format of the tournament, other participants and the distribution of the prize pool will be announced later.