Brace yourselves DOTA 2 peeps! It’s gonna be a rockin’ entrance to 2018 and by that I mean a MAJOR rockin’!
Last Friday, October 6th, 2017, Fallout Gaming and Purpose Win Entertainment Limited, both e-Sports centric marketing companies based in Malaysia and Hong Kong, graced our motherland with a huge announcement! Held at the prestigious Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premiere, BGC, these 2 Titans are slowly picking up the pace to bring a new kind of DOTA 2 Major, giving spotlight to more players and the new breed of e-Sports athletes!
Here is the official press release from these people and why they chose the Philippines as the perfect event spot for the 1st Major of 2018!
BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY, Philippines- We are proud to announce that Galaxy Battles will be back with a
bigger and better season two! After reaching global audiences for Galaxy Battles season one in Shenzhen,
China the organizers Fallout Gaming (FG) and Purpose Win (PWEL) have announced that this season will be
hosted in the Philippines.
With sights set on bringing the tournament home to South East Asia, both organizers have a vision to
reinvent the Dota 2 esports competitive scene via its delivery of the tournament, the tournament itself and
explorations into experiential consumer engagements for the upcoming major event.
Season two of Galaxy Battles comes with the tagline emerging worlds which plays a double meaning in its
phrase and represents merging the amateur scene with the professional scene for the first time ever in Dota 2
history (merging worlds) and bringing South East Asia on par with the rest of the world’s mature esports
markets across the globe (emerging worlds).
The upcoming Majors, with a total prize pool of USD 1,000,000.00 will commence in mid-November with the
regional invit ational qualifiers and the open qualifiers played throughout 6 regions; China, South East Asia,
Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), North Am erica and South America. The qualifying
period will run for an approximate duration of 4 weeks and will determine the top 8 qualifying slots for the
Galaxy Battles qualifiers. The slot allocations per region are divided as such: 1 slot will be award to the Open
Qualifiers, 1 slot to China, 1 slot to South East Asia, 1 slot to Europe, 1 slot to CIS, 1 slot to North America and
1 slot to South America.
The Galaxy Battles Major will also see 2 slots being allocated for the first time to the New Blood
Championships, South East Asia’s first amateur tournament. An initiative start ed by the organizers to help
shed light on aspiring esports athletes and talents in the region.
Following these 10 slots allocated to the qualifying phases, Galaxy Battles will be directly inviting 8 teams
across 6 regions to the main event accommodating a total of 18 teams.
The main event will be hosted at the largest indoor stadium in the world, Philippine Arena, Bulacan. The
venue boasts a 60,000 seating capacity and will be the home of the Galaxy Battles Major. The venue and its
surrounding area will be separated into 3 main sections;
The Galaxy Battles Esports Arena – a 60,000 capacity esports battle ground where the top 18 teams of the
world will battle for the USD 1,000,000.00 total prize pool.
The Galaxy Battles Dota 2 World – the first ever Dota 2 themed activities ground will feature a range of theme
park like activities, food and beverage zones, resting pods and rest areas, and a sponsorship area where
partners are able to feature their products, services and engagements.
The Galaxy Entertainment Arena – located in an open air stadium parallel to the Philippine Arena will host the
Galaxy Battles music festival that will feature International artists, regional artists and local artists throughout
the duration of the event.
“Introducing new experiential event components to esports events brings a new dynamic to the overall
consumer experience. What we hope to achieve with the fusion of entertainment and esports is a more
holistic approach to creating an exciting and fresh way to experience gaming.” says Adrian Gaffor, Managing
Director of Fallout Gaming.
With the fusion of esports, entertainment and experiential activities the event taps into more than just the
viewership aspect of esports but also explores the outer ecosystem which reaches into both passive and active
“Music is a large part of the gaming and esports lifestyle. Looking at today’s youth we find that in order to
develop a great platform that is sustainable, we must include core components that are relat able and relevant
to our audience.” closes Sky Lim.
The Galaxy Battles Major will be on the 19th, 20th and 21st January 2018. It is an exciting start to the year and definitely one to experience.
This is indeed a big news for the Filipino e-Sports community! 2017 has been filled with such big e-Sports Majors and 2018 is not to be exempted! Truly, as majority of the international media has been saying over the past few months, THE PHILIPPINES IS SLOWLY BECOMING SOUTH EAST ASIA’S E-SPORTS CAPITAL! So mark your calendars everyone and we’ll see you all on the first major of 2018, Galaxy Battles: Emerging Worlds!