ESL Asia brings finest Dota 2 action to Thailand with the ESL Clash of Nations Bangkok 2019, presented by Mercedes-Benz

ESL, the world’s largest esports company, is proud to announce the ESL Clash of Nations Bangkok 2019, presented by Mercedes-Benz. As part of Thailand Game Show 2019, the regional Dota 2 main event will take place at the Royal Paragon Hall on October 25-27. Eight of the best Dota 2 teams in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region will represent their country to compete for a share of the US$50,000 prize pool and the coveted championship trophy of the first ever ESL Clash of Nations for Dota 2 in Asia. 

The ESL Clash of Nations Bangkok 2019 main event will feature the respective winners of the National Championship series across Southeast Asia as well as the top 2 teams from the Play-In:

  • ESL Thailand Championship Season 2 Winner
  • ESL Vietnam Championship Season 2 Winner
  • ESL Indonesia Championship Season 2 Winner
  • ESL MYSG Championship Season 2 Winner
  • Play-In Seed #1
  • Play-In Seed #2

The Play-In phase will be played off-stage on the 24th October where 4 teams will compete using a GSL format to determine the top 2 teams that will advance to the main event. 

  • ESL AUNZ Championship Season 1 Winner
  • ESL AUNZ Championship Season 2 Winner
  • India Representative*
  • Philippines Representative*

*More details to be announced at a later date

“The inaugural ESL Clash of Nations in Asia helped create magical moments in Indonesia earlier this year and we would like to replicate that for the Thai fans,” said Nick Vanzetti, Senior Vice President of ESL Asia-Pacific Japan. “It has always been our objective to build national heroes and bring them to the next level and the ESL Clash of Nations is the perfect stage for that.”

“The ESL Clash of Nations Bangkok 2019 is a great opportunity to show the world and Thailand Mercedes-Benz’s commitment to empowering esports players,” said Andreas Marjanovic, General Manager of Marketing Communications for Mercedes-Benz Thailand. “We are proud to work with ESL to build up grassroots esports in the region and paving a true zero-to-hero story for all aspiring players. Mercedes-Benz wants to provide more opportunities for the local players to reach new heights and we believe that the ESL Clash of Nations is a step in the right direction.”

In addition to the tournament, fans can explore Thailand Game Show 2019 for one of the biggest gaming exhibitions in Southeast Asia. ESL Clash of Nations Bangkok 2019 will be held at booth G2 and G4, located in Royal Paragon Hall, 5th Floor, Siam Paragon.

Matches will be broadcasted in 4 different languages (English, Thai, Vietnamese and Indonesian) on the respective local YouTube channels. For more information on the event, check out our official event website. Also, be sure to follow the social media channels of the respective ESL local pages for the latest updates.

ESL Asia (English): Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube 
ESL Thailand: Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Twitch
ESL Vietnam: Facebook | Instagram | YouTube 
ESL Indonesia: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube


ESL is the world’s largest esports company. Founded in 2000, ESL has been shaping the industry across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline competitions. It operates high profile, branded international leagues and tournaments such as ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL Pro League and other top tier stadium-size events, as well as ESL National Championships, grassroots amateur cups and matchmaking systems, defining the path from zero to hero as short as possible. With offices all over the world, ESL is leading esports forward on a global scale. ESL is a part of MTG, the leading international digital entertainment group.

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