UPDATE: The dates for GMPGL Malaysia will be moved to 1st and 2nd March while GMPGL Rest of Asia will be moved to 23rd and 24th February due to scheduling issues. Sorry for any inconveniences caused.
DotaTalk is proud to announce the extension of last year’s successful trial; Dota 2 The Gigabyte Esports Tournament venture. One of the biggest Esports tournaments of the season, The Gigabyte Esports Tournament (GEST) will boast 8 different qualifiers, 7 of which will be hosted in South East Asia.
The returning Gigabyte Esports Tournament (GEST) will be merging together with Gigabyte Mineski Professional Gaming League (GMPGL), with the qualifiers now being under the GMPGL; One for every country in the South East Asian region.
In total, there will be 7 GMPGL qualifiers held throughout South East Asia; Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar/Cambodia/Laos/Brunei. On a side note, there will be a separate qualifiers held for non-SEA teams, such as Australia, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, New Zealand, Korea and Japan.
Gigabyte Mineski Professional Gaming League Qualifiers
There will be 32/64 slots allocated for each qualifier, depending on the number of teams that register. The games will be held in private lobbies, with the format being best-of-1 Single Eliminations. The Semi Finals and Grand Finals, however, will follow a best-of-3 format.
For every 32 teams that participate, 1 team will advance to the main event. For 64 teams that participate, 2 teams will advance to the main event, up to the discretion of the organizer.
Date: 18th and 19th of February
Date: 20th and 21st of February
5th to 8th Place
Date: 1st and 2nd of March
Date: 25th and 26th of February
Date: 27th and 28th of February
GMPGL Rest of SEA
Date: 23rd and 24th of February
Non-Southeast Asian Qualifiers (Australia/China/India/New Zeland)
Date: 3rd and 4th of March
There will be no prizes for the winners of the qualifiers.
The Philippines Qualifiers was hosted by Mineski Events Team and was won by MSIEvoGT TnC. More info: link
Points Structure for GMPGL
Top 8 teams are awarded points. The winner receiving 25 points. The total number of points won at each month are added up, and the top 3 teams by the end of the season will obtain a specified amount of cash prizes.