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ESL One Manila: Press Conference

The day before the start of ESL One Manila, the first ever Premium Tournament in the Philippines, the event and the teams were introduced in a press conference held at Nobu Hotel, City of Dreams in Paranaque City.​

Earlier today, a press conference was held to formally introduce the people behind the launch of ESL One Manila in the Philippines. The press conference was hosted by Eri Neeman, a famoust host and comedian, and was filled with people ranging from players to executives. Ulrich Schulze, Electronic Sports League’s (ESL) Vice President for Gaming, Ariel P. Fermin, External Vice-President and Consumer Business Head for PLDT and Smart, and Ronald Robins, the Chief Executive Officer of Mineski, were all present during the conference.

ESL One Manila: Press Conference

ESL One Manila: Press Conference

The team captains of every participating squad were also present in front of the stage and were handed the official ESL One Manila T- shirts for the casual photoshoot before they engage in battle tomorrow, giving them only a night to prepare and polish their strategies before they clash.

ESL One Manila: Press Conference

Although not present at the conference today, Senator Bam Aquino expressed his desire to support the growing eSports Industry. He thinks of ESL Manila as a chance to show the world how fun eSports is in the Philippines. The senator is expected to attend the tournament on Saturday.

 

ESL One Manila: Press Conference
image credits to Wykrhm Reddy

ESL One Manila starts on the 22nd of April and will be held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena, opening to the public on the 23rd and 24th, featuring eight of the best teams in the world competing for the $250,000 prizepool.


Source: GosuGamers Dota 2

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