Professional gamers from all around the world are set to duke it out at the ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore Major this year.
Scheduled to be held at the Fairmont Singapore between 27 March and 4 April 2021, the tournament will be the first major event of the 2021 Dota 2 Pro circuit.
On 2 March, ONE Esports, which organised Dota 2 Singapore Major together with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), unveiled the first 14 teams that will participate at this year's tournament. Included in the lineup are three Southeast Asian teams — Fnatic, Neon Esports, and T1.
Team Secret, Alliance, Nigma, and Team Liquid will represent Europe while Virtus.pro, Natus Vincere and AS Monaco Gambit will represent the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Evil Geniuses and Quincy Crew, and Beastcoast and Thunder Predator will represent North America and South America respectively.
Four teams from China, which will complete the tournament's lineup, will be announced in mid-March.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it has been announced that Dota 2 Singapore Major will be held behind closed doors. However, fans will be able to tune in to it via a livestream.
It has also been announced that talents such as Jorien "Sheever" van der Heijden, Kasumi “sumichu” Kelly Yogi, Owen "ODPixel" Davies, Ioannis "Fogged" Loucas, Benjamin "Bkop" Kopilow, Dominik "Lacoste" Stipić, Admir "lizZard" Salkanovich, Dominik "Black^" Reitmeier, David "GoDz" Parker, Neal "tsunami" Khandheria, Johan "Weppas" Westberg and Rikard “skrff” Holm Melin will be gracing the event.
Carlos Alimurung, ONE Esports's CEO, said: “We congratulate and welcome the world’s best Dota 2 teams to the upcoming Singapore Major. ONE Esports, with our partners PGL and STB, is excited to deliver one of the most prestigious esports experiences in the world. Fans from around the globe can look forward to action-packed competition from the world’s best Dota 2 teams and exciting commentary from the best Dota 2 hosts, casters, and analysts.”
Stream Dota 2 Singapore Major 2021 via Twitch, Facebook, YouTube, or ONE Esports' official website from 27 March to 4 April.