Manila, Philippines-Galaxy Battles II: Emerging Worlds is going to be one of the biggest DOTA 2 (Defense of the Ancients) tournaments of the year. On January 19-21, 2018 nine international teams collide for supremacy and win a prize pool of USD 500,000.00!
Galaxy Battles II is the second annual DOTA 2 tournament from Hong Kong-based eSports organizer Purpose Win Entertainment Limited (PWEL), and Malaysian eSports marketing company and industry leader, Fallout Gaming.
With the tournament still ongoing, let’s take a look at the nine teams competing in this event.
Red Bull OG
Highly regarded as one of the most successful teams in competitive DOTA. Since their inception in late 2015, this team has enjoyed a string of victories, including the Manila Major in June 2016. The team began as (monkey) Business with team members Tal ’Fly’ Aizik and Johan ‘notail’ Sundstein. Eventually, the team embarked on a successful sponsorship with Red Bull, becoming OG in the process.
Founded in 2015, Team Spirit is the premier DOTA 2 team from Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The team found success the world over in a number of minor tournaments and has enjoyed strong runs in both Major and Premier tournaments, including the Shanghai Major in 2016.
TNC Pro Team
The TNC Pro Team was developed in 2015 by a popular cyber café in order to foster a team that could compete in local and international tournaments. The team scored the highly coveted first place spot in two different Majors; the World Electronic Sports Games and the China Top.
Evil Geniuses is one of the oldest competitive eSports organizations in North America. In 2011, the organization established their DOTA 2 team, which saw the inclusion of established stars ‘DeMoN’ Jimmy Ho and Clinton Loomis, aka ‘fear’. As one of the most dominant forces in eSports, Evil Geniuses has been victorious in multiple Premier Tournaments, including the 2017 Manila masters.
One of the elite teams from China. Their introduction in late 2016 showed their relenting force in numerous Premier and Major Tournaments around the world. In December 2016, the team came first at the DOTA 2 Professional League Season 2 secondary, taking home a cool USD 34,000.00
PG. Barracx is an up an coming team from Indonesia, currently ranked 16th in Southeast Asia. The team won the Wild Cards Qualifier by defeating Skyville 2:1.
Team Infamous banded together in late 2015 through the efforts of ‘Xtian’ Christian Roque and ‘Jo’ Ccasani and soon experienced massive success in global and Major and Premier Tournaments. The team has taken home first place victories in two Majors, WESG 2016 America Finals and the ProDOTA Cup Americas #6.
Hailing from beautiful Brazil, paIN Gaming is a multi-gaming professional organization. Over the course of 2015, the team picked up the first place victories in five minors and one Major, marking then as one of the most dominant teams in all South America.
Since their inception in 2010, Skyville has established itself as one of the oldest DOTA 2 teams in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. The team has competed in numerous Minor Tournaments and Qualifiers, until picking up their entry into Galaxy Battles 2 through their victory in New Blood Championship.
With nine teams competing for supremacy, who will win Galaxy Battles 2? Stay tuned for more updates in the upcoming events.