The Manila Masters
The Manila Masters is the first of a new series of premier tournaments hosted by ESL and the Mineski-Events Team. The Manila Masters features a $250,000 USD prize pool and takes place at the Mall of Asia Arena, which was previously home to ESL One Manila 2016 and The Manila Major.
- Five invited teams
- One team from the China Qualifier
- One team from the SEA Qualifier
- One team from the Philippines Qualifier
- Double-elimination bracket
- All matches are played in a Bo3, with a Bo5 Grand Finals
- Desk Host:
- Capitalist (Austin Walsh)
- Stage Host:
- Eri Neeman (Eri Neeman)
- PimpmuckL (Jonathan Liebig)
- Noxville (Ben Steenhuisen)
- KBBQ (Jack Chen)
- Special Content:
- SirActionSlacks (Jake Kanner)
The total prize pool is $250,000 USD. The distribution is as follows:
Data about number of viewers is based on information from Esports Charts:
- The tournament's Overall peak was 3 662 235 viewers
- The tournament's peak Without Chinese viewers was 245 301 viewers
- English streams peak was 163 751 viewers
- Russian streams peak was 51 479 viewers
- Chinese streams peak was 3 425 069 viewers
- Twitch.tv peak was 215 030 viewers
- themastersgg on Twitch.tv
- themastersgg_2 on Twitch.tv
- Manila Masters on Huomao
- dota2ruhub on Twitch.tv
- MineskiTV on Twitch.tv
- MineskiTVID on Twitch.tv
- MineskiTV_TH on Twitch.tv
- Canko on Twitch.tv
- BeyondTheSummit_PT on Twitch.tv
- BeyondTheSummit_es on Twitch.tv
- Clutch Gamers Are Going Home To Defend Manila by themasters.gg 2017-05-10 |
- OG At The Top Of The World by themasters.gg 2017-05-14 |
- Evil Geniuses Captain Cr1t- Is Ready For Manila by themasters.gg 2017-05-15 |
- Newbee Has Something To Prove by themasters.gg 2017-05-18 |
- Catch EE’s Reunited Old Gang At The Manila Masters by themasters.gg 2017-05-19 |
- Puppey’s TI-Ready Squad To Be Tested At The Manila Masters by themasters.gg 2017-05-20 |
- Is This The Year Of Invictus Gaming? by themasters.gg 2017-05-23 |
- Team Faceless Hungry For Their Big LAN Win by themasters.gg 2017-05-23 |
- 2017-05-26 | Manila Masters Day 1: This Is Esports by themasters.gg
- 2017-05-27 | Manila Masters Day 2: We Have Our Final Three by themasters.gg
- 2017-05-28 | Manila Masters Day 3: The First-Ever Champions by themasters.gg
- Gamerhcp (2017-02-17). "The Masters - a new tournament series". LiquidDota. Retrieved 2017-02-17.
- @TheMastersGG (2017-02-17). "We are proud to announce that @EvilGeniuses is this first team invited to the #ManilaMasters!". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-02-24.
- @TheMastersGG (2017-02-24). "Welcome, @OGDota2, to the #ManilaMasters!". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-02-24.
- @TheMastersGG (2017-03-08). "@NewbeeCN is the third team to be invited to the Manila Masters!". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-03-08.
- @TheMastersGG (2017-03-15). "Fresh off of their qualification into the Kiev Major, our fourth invite is none other than @teamsecret!". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-03-15.
- @TheMastersGG (2017-03-24). "ManilaMasters final direct invite goes to @NPDotA!". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-03-24.
- Esports Charts (2017-13-07). "The Manila Masters 2017 detailed stats". esc.watch.