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Secretlab supports ONE Championship’s effort to contribute to esports and gaming growth in Asia

Shuntaro Tanaka, Carlos Alimurung, Silviu Stroie, Jean Ng (©ONE Championship)

Shuntaro Tanaka, Carlos Alimurung, Silviu Stroie, Jean Ng (©ONE Championship)

Secretlab is one of the partners of ONE Championship subsidiary ONE Esports for the ONE Esports Dota 2 Singapore World Pro Invitational. Headquartered in Singapore, the gaming chair manufacturing company operates not only in Southeast Asia but also in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Europe.

“ONE, today, is the largest global sports media property in Asian history and is revered for their large-scale sporting events, production and content as well as bringing up sporting heroes,” Secretlab co-founder and CEO Ian Alexander Ang stated. “With esports booming today, we want to support their efforts to orchestrate the growth of esports and gaming in Asia to millions of fans worldwide. Just like for their sporting athletes, ONE only wants to provide the best environment for their esports athletes to perform at their best, which requires them to use the best equipment possible.”

 

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 Secretlab,  world-class brands TUMI, JBL, DBS Bank, Lazada, 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.

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