DotA 2 Teams Gear Up for ESL One Malaysia 2022

Starting August 23, the best Dota 2 teams in Europe, China, Southeast Asia, North America, and South America will be competing for the prestigious ESL One Malaysia 2022 title and a lion’s share of the US$400,000 prize pool.

Offline events are slowly coming back and one of the most anticipated events for August is the ESL One Malaysia for DotA 2. A lot of spectators have already booked their tickets to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where ESL One will be held on August 23-28, 2022 at the Arena of Stars, Genting Highlands.

Starting August 23, the best Dota 2 teams in Europe, China, Southeast Asia, North America, and South America will be competing for the prestigious ESL One Malaysia 2022 title and a lion’s share of the US$400,000 prize pool.

Credits to ESL DotA 2 Facebook

Here are the teams that will duke it out at ESL One Malaysia:

  • Alliance
  • BOOM Esports
  • Entity
  • Fnatic
  • Nigma Galaxy
  • OG
  • Talon Esports
  • Team Aster
  • Team Liquid
  • Team Secret
  • Thunder Awaken
  • TSM FTX

This is the third time that Malaysia is holding this prestigious tournament. The first two successful events were in 2017 and 2018, and this third iteration heralds the return of offline esports events in Southeast Asia.

ESL One Malaysia’s Group Stage will divide the 12 teams into Group A and B. From there, the 2 bottom teams are eliminated while the rest proceed to the playoffs round. The playoffs round will be in a double-elimination format where two teams will make it to the Grand Finals, and face-off in a best-of-5 series for the coveted ESL One Malaysia title!

Em Dangla

Em "Kaisaya" Dangla is an esports shoutcaster on different mobile MOBA game titles. She also has experience in various aspects of the industry, from professionally competing in tournaments, managing esports players and teams, and organizing online tournaments. The former game developer also advocates for women in esports and safe spaces.