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Thursday, July 27, 2017

New Blood Championships: Finding the Next Elite Generation of DOTA 2 Players

Gamer Geeks! This is your time to shine! Play DOTA (Defence of the Ancients)  2 like your future depends on it cause The New Blood seeks to find Next Elite Generation of DOTA 2 Players. If that not enough for you then guess cash is a great incentive as you will have a chance to gain a total prize pool of USD 40,000.00! Other than that, the main event slots to the second season of Galaxy Battles will serve as the ultimate prize for winners of this tournament.

The tournament is developed by two of the most dominant esports companies in South East Asia - Hong Kong-based, Purpose Win Entertainment Limited (PWEL) and Fallout Gaming (FG), the leading South East Asian and Malaysian premium esports company. Both companies share a vision to start building more platforms that will find the next generation of competitive esports athletes.

The South East Asian market for esports is growing at an exponential rate that PWEL’s Project Director, Sky Lim, believes that esports is no longer a niche and is prime and ready for the mainstream.

“The market for South East Asian eSports has been growing rapidly, it is the second largest market in the world,” says Sky Lim. “Many players in the region are qualified to compete with the rest of the world. So we are looking forward to creating a ‘Shining Star’ South East Asian team that will have the ability to take part at the world stage of any esports tournament.”

The New Blood Championships will be the first in a series of amateur gaming tournaments across South East Asia, specifically targeted at providing exposure to aspiring competitive gamers. Strictly for amateur players, all competitive tier one (1) teams and players are banned from competing at the finals.

The Tournament has three stages - Online Country Qualifiers, On-ground Country Finals and The New Blood Championships Main Event. The open-country qualifiers will be held across five countries - Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines. There is also an additional “Rest of S.E.A” online qualifier that will cater to other countries in the region. The top sixteen (16) teams from the qualifiers will proceed to Stage 2, the On-ground Country Finals (with the exception of the “Rest of S.E.A” qualifiers who will proceed directly to the New Blood Championships Main Event).

The On-ground Country Finals will be a LAN event focused in high traffic venues to shed more exposure to the finalist from each participating country. The top team from each on-ground country will qualify for the Main Event.

The New Bloods Championships Main Event will happen in Jakarta, Indonesia and will feature one (1) qualifying team from each country, (1) team “Rest of S.E.A” qualifier, and two (2) remaining teams from GamePlan’s DOTA 2 amateur tournament to be hosted by Genysis Esports. One more available slot remains but will be announced at a later date.

The first (1st) and second (2nd) place winners from the New Blood Championships will proceed directly to the Galaxy Battles Season Two (2) Main Event in Manila, Philippines, from January 17th – 21st, 2018. All is not lost as the third (3rd) and fourth (4th) place teams will be able to proceed to the Galaxy Battles Open Qualifiers Top 16 for the fight to win the Open Qualifier’s slot.

For the Philippines, High Grounds Café owner, Eric Redulfin says, “It is time to discover new stars and rising talent and with the launch of the New Bloods Championships that opportunity now presents itself. It is a place where new local talents are born and communities can finally get behind their country’s team.”

The first season of Galaxy Battles took place in China from June 14th – 18th, 2017, at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre Stadium to a crowd of 12,000 attendees over the course of seventy two (72) hours. Eight (8) teams squared off for a prize pool of USD150,000 with Team Newbee prevailing as Grand Champions.

“Building platforms that allow aspiring, competitive athletes to further their careers is the ultimate goal. We at Fallout Gaming have always believed in building platforms that allow amateurs to progress further. Forging partnerships with PWEL and High Grounds only helps to accelerate our vision”, shares Adrian Gaffor, Founder and Managing Director of Fallout Gaming, in a concluding statement.

So what you waiting for Geeks! Registration will be up soon so get your Team ready and get to practicing as this tournament might change your life. Be sure to like and follow their Facebook Page > New Blood Championship. Registration starts on July 31, 2017!