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The Yahoo Esports team may be on the ground for The International in Shanghai, but there are still many other esports events happening this week in the region. And if you’re looking to catch TI9 with a crowd but couldn’t make it to China, we’ve also got some of the pubstomps happening around the SEA region for you to have your fix.
The International 2019 (China)
Date: 15 - 25 August
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai, China
The final word in Dota 2 tournaments is approaching. The International 2019 will pit the best Dota 2 teams against each other for honour and glory, this being the concluding tournament of the Dota Pro Circuit.
With a total prize pool of US$33 million (the largest prize pool ever), the top teams will have to eliminate each other for the lion’s share. These are the Asian teams to keep an eye out for:
Royal Never Give Up, featuring Malaysian player ah fu
Yahoo TV and Yahoo Esports will be at the event, bringing you the latest updates and daily summaries, as well as interacting with fans and personalities alike. Keep track of what’s going on on the Yahoo Esports page!
LGD vs VP
Vici vs TNC
OG vs Newbee
EG vs Secret
Alliance vs RNG
Fnatic vs Liquid
INF vs Keen
Mineski vs Na’Vi
Undergrounds: Pubstomp 2019 (Singapore)
Date: 24 and 25 August
Time: 10.30am onwards
Venue: *SCAPE Underground, Level one
Looking for a place to watch the biggest Dota 2 event of the year? You can catch The International 2019 at *SCAPE's esports party, which will also feature games and Dota 2 cosplayers. Entry starts from $7.
Asterisk* x Logitech G TI9 Pubstomp at Cathay Cineplexes (Singapore)
Date: 24 and 25 August
Venue: Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, 8 Grange Road, Singapore 239695
If you live closer to the city area of Singapore, this Cathay Cineplex pubstomp is perfect for you to catch some high-level Dota 2 International action. Sponsored by Logitech and supported by PvP Esports, Aftershock PC, Omnidesk, Prism+, and Woosa Sleep, this two-day public gathering-slash-stream will also feature lucky draws.
The International 2019 Pubstomp (Singapore)
Date: 24 and 25 August (10:30am – 9pm)
Venue: Bountie Esports Arena, 1 Fusionopolis Way
The International will also be streamed live at the Bountie Esports Arena. You can also win prizes if you participate in the arena’s activities, which will surely be Dota 2-related.
Battle Arena “Acolyte of the Lost Arts” TI9 Pubstomp (Malaysia)
Date: 24 and 25 August
Venue: Battle Arena Malaysia, Lot 5-08, Jaya Shopping Centre, 26A, Jalan 14/17, Seksyen 14, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
One of Malaysia’s prestigious cybercafés will be hosting The International 2019 streaming later this month in conjunction with TWT Dota.
The event will feature fun activities and high-value prizes to be won, along with freeflow popcorn, lucky draws, a small Dota Underlords SG/MY tournament, and game stations.
Female Esports League Circuit League of Legends (Southeast Asia)
Date: 3 - 4 August (Philippines), 10 - 11 August (Thailand), 17 - 18 August (Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia), 7-8 September (Elite)
Venue: Online, COMEX for LoL Elite
The Female Esports League's League of Legends circuit kicks off this weekend! Featuring teams from Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, plus an invited team from Taiwan. Catch all the action live on Yahoo TV!
Female Esports League Circuit Arena of Valor (Southeast Asia)
Date: 6-8 August, 5-6 September for AOV Elite
Venue: Online, COMEX for AOV Elite
Female mobile MOBA fans who weren’t into Mobile Legends, now’s your chance to up your game in this upcoming Arena of Valor tournament.
With up to SG$1,900 of cash prizes up for grabs and a spot at the AOV Elite finals culminating in Singapore this September, you’ll be sure to witness the best female esports talents in Southeast Asia. Remember to catch all the action, live on Yahoo TV!
PUBG Singapore Series (Singapore)
Date: 24 August – 1 September
Stream: Live on Yahoo TV
PUBG fans and contestants in Singapore can check out the upcoming PUBG Singapore Series sponsored by KaneX. The winning team will get the lion’s share of the SG$6,000 prize pool and a slot in the PUBG SEA Championship happening this October. You can catch all the action live on Yahoo TV!
PUBG Malaysia Series (Malaysia)
Date: 19 August – 1 September
Venue: Battle Arena Malaysia
The best PUBG teams in Malaysia will be fighting against each other in this tournament series set in Battle Arena Malaysia. The winning team will get RM8,000 and a spot in the PUBG SEA Championship happening this October. Notable teams include Gaventure, Quacker, GeekFAM, and Circle Guardians.
PUBG Philippine Series 2019 (The Philippines)
Date: 19 August – 1 September
The finest PUBG players in The Philippines will be competing in this local series leading up to the PUBG SEA Championship this October. The tournament features a prize pool of US$576 and sponsors like Acer Predator, Unipin, and LIG Clothing. Notable teams include Nirvana, Tarsier Gaming, Bren Esports, and ArkAngel.
PUBG Thailand Series (Thailand)
Date: 19 August – 1 September
Sponsored by Lenovo and Omen by HP, the best PUBG teams in Thailand will be duking it out for the top seeding points and lion’s share of the US$3,212 prize pool. Top teams include Daytrade BEAR, Daytrade BULL, and Xavier Esports.
PUBG Vietnam Series (Vietnam)
Date: 24 – 29 August
The top four teams of this Vietnamese PUBG tournament will get seeding points for the upcoming SEA Championship Predator League Vietnam Finals. Notable teams in this tournament include Divine Esports, CERBERUS Esports, and Sky Gaming Daklak.
FV Cup X Tekken World Tour 2019 (Malaysia)
Date: 24 - 25 August
Venue: Quill City Mall, Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia’s prominent fighting game tournament is back for its 2019 iteration. The two-day tournament will feature titles like Street Fighter V, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, KOF XIV and KOF ’98, Tekken 7, and Samurai Shodown.
The tournament is also the next stop for the ongoing Tekken World Tour 2019. International pros who will be attending include Talon Book from Thailand (Tekken 7) and Bren Maru from The Philippines (Tekken 7). Stay tuned to the event page for more information.
Registration fee is only RM50, and you can participate in many games as you like.
Asia Champions League (Singapore)
Date: 21 July - 6 September (Qualifiers), 5-8 September (Finals)
Venue: Online (Qualifiers), Suntec Convention Centre, COMEX 2019 (Finals)
More information: https://aceleague.asia
Looking for competitions for Dota Underlords, Mobile Legends or PUBG Mobile? The Asia Champions League has you covered! With a total prize pool of over $20,000, why not give it a go?
Auto Chess Invitationals - Regional (China)
Date: August - September
Website: http://www.facebook.com/sin.esports.official/ (regional premium partners of the tournament)
32 teams from 8 regions, including Southeast Asia and Vietnam, will be participating in a series of qualifiers to determine the finalists for the upcoming main event from 25 to 27 October. Stay tuned here for more details on this late August and September.
ESL Indonesia Championship Season 2 Group Stage (Indonesia)
Date: 2 July – 4 September
Venue: TBA, Online for now
Indonesia’s best Dota 2 players will be duking it out for the top four spots in the final portions of this championship tournament. Eight teams will be vying for that honour; these include:
Hans Pro Gaming
Barracx vs Prime
PG.Orca vs ANT
BOOM vs EVOS
HPG vs AlterEgo
ESL Thailand Championship Season 2 (Thailand)
Date: 29 July – 29 September
This Thai Dota 2 tournament will determine the country’s top player’s placement in the upcoming ESL Clash of Nations 2019 in October. It also features a prize pool of US$12,000. Teams that will be participating include:
2Be Continued Esports
ESL Vietnam Championship Season 2 (Vietnam)
Date: 29th July – 21st September
This Vietnamese Dota 2 tournament will determine the country’s representative in the upcoming Clash of Nations tournament this October. The following teams will be fighting for that coveted spot.
Super Saiyan God
ESL Malaysia & Singapore Championship Season 2
Date: 29th July – 28th September
This Malaysia/Singapore Dota 2 tournament will determine the region’s representative in the upcoming Clash of Nations tournament this October. The following are the best teams who will be competing for the coveted slot and lion’s share of the prize pool.
ESL Clash of Nations Bangkok 2019 (Thailand)
Date: 25 -27 October
Venue: Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon, Thailand (part of Thailand Game Show 2019)
ESL will be bringing its Dota 2 Clash of Nations series to an end. Once the five ESL country-specific championships have their teams, they will compete in Bangkok for the lion’s share of the US$50,000 prize pool and the ESL Clash of Nations Dota 2 trophy in Asia.
ESL Malaysia/Singapore/Philippines Championship AOV (Online)
Dates: 28 August and 8 September (Group stage), 21 - 22 September (playoffs)
Livestream: ESL Asia Facebook and Youtube
Supported by Garena and sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Yoodo, the ESL MSP Championship will feature eight of the best AOV teams in Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines.
The teams will compete for a total prize pool of US$10,000 as well as the chance to be the MSP representative at the Arena of Valor International Championship 2019.
Overwatch World Cup 2019 (USA)
Venue: Anaheim, California, USA
The fourth Overwatch World Cup tournament will happen during November. However, the format of competing has now changed. Instead of having country-specific qualifiers to determine the final few teams to fight at BlizzCon, the entire tournament will happen during the week leading up to the company game expo.
Countries will now have to find and select their players from now onwards until 14 July. The selected players and committee members will travel to the live event and receive complimentary access to BlizzCon by 26 July.
Speaking of which, here is the list of recently-announced committee members for each selected Southeast Asian countries.
General Manager: Chun Chieh "TCC" Teo
Community Manager: Nicholas "Caldoran" Tay
Coach: Seetoh "JohnGalt" Jian Qing
Figo Chua (Azalea)
Mohammed Asri (Sachokk)
Muhammad Syafiq (Xenofly)
Timotheus Yeo (Bubblekitty)
Jasper Yue (yuris)
Alston How (Jervyz)
Hao Haiyang (ZeonFlux).
General Manager: Mika "nilavariel" Fabella
Community Manager: Camie "Yumie" Tafalla
Coach: Dathan Allan Keanu "Daks" Rosales
General Manager: Areeya "aumimchun" Manamunchaiyaporn
Community Manager: Aunya "Klarion" Wettayawong
Coach: จิรวัฒน์ "HeadHawk" กะลัมพะนันทน์
General Manager: Kenn "Beagull" Leandre
Community Manager: Sun "megikari" San
Coach: Jack "RagonSEA" Teoh