DOTA Players rejoice…. this coming 2018.. the Philippines will again host the Galaxy Battles!!
Organizers Fallout Gaming (FG) and Purpose Win (PWEL) have announced that this season will be hosted in the Philippines.
This season, the Catch Phrase is “Emerging Worlds” which is very apt since this time.. they are adding a new way for newbies on the scene to get a chance to be able to play.
With a total pooled prize of 1,000,000 USD, who said playing games wouldnt be lucrative? Regional Qualifiers start this November 2017 in 6 regions.. China, South East Asia, Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), North America and South America. There will be 4 weeks of qulifying period which will end with the Top 8 qualifiers getting a slot in the upcoming battle royale!
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.
For those new on the scene.. there will be 2 slots up for grabs via the New Blood Championships, South East Asia’s first amateur tournament. An initiative started by the organizers to help shed light on aspiring esports athletes and talents in the region.
Top 8 teams will also be preselected to get direct invites from 6 regions to complete the total 18 teams competing in the main event which will be held in the largest indoor stadium in the world, Philippines Arena, Bulacan. The venue boasts a 60,000 seating capacity and will be the home of the Galaxy Battles Major.
“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.
“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 relatable 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.