ONE Championship has confirmed the ONE Dota 2 Jakarta World Pro Invitational as one of the first events of the 2019-2020 season of ONE Esports. It is the largest esports world championship series in Asia.
ONE Esports will be organizing a series of Dota 2 World Pro Invitationals featuring the top teams in the world. The ONE Dota 2 Jakarta World Pro Invitational will be held at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition at the Bumi Serpong Damai City in Jakarta, Indonesia from April 17-19, 2020.
Inaugurated in August 2015, the ICE is the biggest convention and exhibition center in Indonesia. Among the notable events that took place in the venue was the Anime Festival Asia (C3AFA) from August 31, 2018 to September 2, 2018.
The invitationals will see the best professional Dota 2 teams in the world compete for a prize pool of US$500,000. Newly appointed ONE Esports CEO Carlos Alimurung stated, “The opportunity to build a multibillion dollar esports business in Asia is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”
“ONE’s DNA is about celebrating inspirational stories and heroes, which will be instrumental in enriching the region’s entire esports ecosystem of amateurs, pro players, game developers, leagues, organizers, country agencies and brands,” Alimuring continued. “The team is very strong, and I’m excited to incorporate their ideas and energy to execute our strategy.”
ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong explained that there is a natural crossover between martial arts and gaming fans in Asia. He said, “With ONE Esports, ONE Championship is without a doubt Asia’s largest producer of millennial sports content.”
On October 25, 2019, ONE Championship held “ONE: Dawn of Valor” at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta. Meanwhile, here is “ONE: For Honor,” which the promotion held in the same place on May 3, 2019: