The Manila Major

The third stop on the Major tour is almost here and ReDeYe in hosting the event in Manila,Philippines. Paul has become a favourite amongst Dota 2 fans, charming his way into their hearts with each tournament he’s hosted. The Manila Major is the third out of four Dota Major Championship events and the first Valve event in South East Asia, which culminates in The International 2016 in August.

The Manila Major will take place at the Mall of Asia Arena June 7th – 12th, with the earlier group stages played a few days ahead of the main event. This Major doesn’t disappoint, with a $3 million prize pool and 16 of the best teams from around the world. The group stage will take place June 3rd– 4th with a double-elimination format.

ReDeYe will be joining a broadcasting team consisting of 18 of the best and most beloved Dota 2 talent and personalities:

 

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Making their first appearance for an official Valve event on the analyst desk are Dominik ‘Black^’ Reitmeier, Ioannis ‘Fogged’ Loucas and Charlie ‘Charlie’ Yang. Jacob ‘SirActionSlacks’ Kanner will also be making his debut as interviewer at a premier event.

After an action packed event at Epicenter Moscow, Team Liquid look on fighting form after securing a top place finish in convincing fashion. They are an obvious favourite to win the Manila Major but can they hold on to the top spot forever or will they meet their match at this Major? OG Dota2 recently won DreamLeague Season 5 and put up a fight against Team Liquid, placing third overall at Epicenter, making them a team to keep an eye on. On the other end of the scale, Mineski.Sports 5 seem to be the team that will have the toughest challenge going into this Major. Pegged as the underdogs that will be eliminated early on, can they rise above the predictions and create a shock through this tournament?

With a week to go until the main event, who will secure a place in the finals and who will be sent home with their tails between their legs?

To watch the action live or catch up with the vods, go to the Dota Major Twitch channel.