ESL One Genting’s Dota 2 World Championship picks tonton and Ntv7 as central broadcasters

January 4, 2017 - tonton

Video gaming eventuality organiser ESL One Genting has picked Media Prima Television Networks (MPTN)’s online video streaming portal, tonton, and ntv7 as a central broadcasters for a Dota 2 World Championship.

The contest will take place during a Arena of Stars in Genting Highlands.

Fans of rival video gaming or eSports can watch 8 of a world’s tip teams, including Malaysia’s Fnatic, battling it out for a desired ESL One Championship pretension and esteem pool of US$250,000 from a 6th compartment 8th Jan 2017.

All 6.3 million purebred tonton users will be means to live tide a semi-finals in High Definition (HD) for giveaway on 6th and 7th Jan 2017 and a grand finals on 8th Jan 2016. Meanwhile, ntv7 will showcase a grand finals on 8th Jan 2017 from 6pm onwards.

Over a final few years, e-sports has been a sepulchral materialisation opposite a universe including Malaysia. Although eSports has been around given a early 2000s, a expansion has been exponential recently due to incomparable esteem pools, a wider actor and assembly base, and flourishing sponsorship.

In 2013, it was estimated that some-more than 72 million people worldwide watched eSports. It is generally renouned in South Korea, Europe, North America and China where many competitions are held. The tellurian eSports marketplace generated US$325 million income in 2015 and was believed to make $493 million in 2016. The tellurian eSports assembly in 2015 was 226 million people, according to MPTN.

“We are truly celebrated to be given a payoff of bringing e-sports to Malaysians for a initial time as a Dota 2 disturb is fast gaining recognition among gamers in Malaysia. We are invariably expanding sports calm by a media platforms and a inclusion of eSports has a intensity to attract civic viewers and sports aficionados,” pronounced Datuk Kamal Khalid, arch executive officer of Media Prima Television Networks.

Piantchenko-Graf Mickael, Asia handling executive of ESL Asia added, “We are really vehement to be in Malaysia and in sequence for a people who are not means to come and knowledge a world-class tournament, tonton and Ntv7 will be a best ways to watch and feel a action.”

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