TUMI is one the sponsors of ONE Championship subsidiary ONE Esports for its upcoming events ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational and ONE Esports Singapore Major. Headquartered in South Plainfield, New Jersey, United States, the manufacturer of high-end suitcases and bags for travel is named after a Peruvian tumi ceremonial knife used for sacrifices.
“We are very excited to be entering into a partnership with ONE Esports,” TUMI Greater China APAC distribution and travel retail general manager Adam Hershman stated. “It is an incredible time for esports and this is a truly unique and innovative partnership that opens up new possibilities for both brands. Esports players are always on the move and need worry-free travel solutions so that they can focus on what matters the most, world-class performance.”
“At TUMI, we provide this freedom from concern by designing products that are reliable, adaptable and suited to your needs,” Hershman continued. “We are looking forward to working with this new generation of athletes and the fans to perfect their journeys while having a bit of fun along the way.”
On December 18, 2019, ONE Esports officially announced the ONE Esports Singapore Major, scheduled for June 20-28, 2020, during a press conference in Singapore attended by select media members and esports fans. The panelists were Singapore Tourism Board attractions, entertainment and tourism concept development executive director Jean Ng, Dentsu content business design center director Shuntaro Tanaka, PGL Esports CEO Silviu Stroie and ONE Esports CEO Carlos Alimurung.
As ONE Esports’ inaugural event, the ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational is the first event in the ONE Esports Dota 2 Invitational Series. Ticket information for the event is available on the ONE Esports website.
Organized with PGL Esports, the ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational will take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium from December 20-22, 2019. A total of US$1,000,000 and 15,000 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) points will be up for grabs for participating Dota 2 pro teams.
The three-day competition features some of the best players, teams, on-air talent, and cosplayers in Dota 2. Teams will compete for a share of the US$500,000 prize pool and the honor of being the first ONE Esports Dota 2 Invitational champion.
Four of the 12 teams in the competition have previously won Dota 2’s most prestigious event The International (TI) and nine teams have competed at a previous TI. In addition, 11 of the on-air talent have cast or performed observer roles at TI, and four cosplay performers have won awards at a TI or a Major.
Aside from TUMI, world-class brands JBL, DBS Bank, Lazada, Secretlab, Harvey Norman and Red Bull are also sponsors of the competition. Distribution partners Huya, Huomao, Maincast, eGG and Twitch will stream and broadcast the competition.