Media and software company Esports Mogul (ASX: ESH) has announced that its Mogul Arena eSports tournament platform was chosen as the preferred partner to facilitate the upcoming Defense of the Ancients (Dota) 2 qualifiers in Thailand.
The upcoming competition in Thailand is being organised by Advanced Info Service Public Company (AIS) as part of Singapore Telecommunications PVP Esports Championship.
The event is organised by Singtel Group and includes the support of Esports Mogul’s current partners, Razer, a major gaming accessories manufacturer in Asia.
The tournament will be streamed live through the content channels of Singtel Group’s associates in Singapore, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and India, “as well as on major gaming content streaming platforms”, according to Esports Mogul.
The current global leader for broadcasting video game footage is Twitch.
The strong uptake of online gaming and gaming as a dedicated full-time profession in recent years has been fuelled by US-based entities such as Twitch and Steam, offering gamers the opportunity to play games not only with unprecedented interactivity but also the ability to record and broadcast their activities to millions of viewers around the world.
Esports Mogul has confirmed that the PVP Esports Championship will also feature popular games titles ‘AOV’ and ‘Hearthstone’, as part of a series of matchups that will generate a grand total prize pool of around US$300,000 (A$408,000).
However, the most high-profile game at the tournament is Dota 2.
Dota 2 is a “free-to-play” multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game developed and published by US game company Valve Corporation and serves as one of the most popular games amongst both amateur and professional gamers, as well as eSports enthusiasts.
Esports market mission
Having developed an effective tool for gamers to participate in global multiplayer tournaments, Esports Mogul has an initial focus on Australia, Asia and Latin America.
Its flagship platform has been developed to excel at “tournament matchmaking” which enables multiple players to be appropriately paired up with other players and to create a cohesive online environment for users to connect and interact.
It also enables eSports spectators to follow the exploits of their favourite professional gamers which further adds to the popularity of gaming as an entertainment pastime.
“Esports Mogul is thrilled to be selected as the platform provider for the Thailand Dota 2 qualifiers of Singtel’s PVP Esports Championship, which is set to be a major event in the esports calendar in the region. We hope this is the beginning of a fruitful relationship between Esports Mogul and Singtel as we endeavour to explore future partnerships throughout the region,” said Gernot Abl, managing director of Esports Mogul.