Good news for SEA DOTA 2 teams because the DOTA 2 the Major will be held in Philippine on the next event after China. The event is called as The Manila Major. For your information, Valve as the DOTA 2 developer divides The International into some tournaments in a year and it is well-known as the Major. This tournament is divided based on the regional servers which are also provided for DOTA 2. The previous major was The Frankfurt Major last year which is owned by Team OG. Then, the Shanghai Major (or Winter Major) is now on progress of qualification which will be held in Shanghai, China.
Today, Philippine is officially announced as the host of DOTA 2 the Major. It will be held in Manila thus we call it as The Manila Major. This will be the second major tournament of DOTA 2 community in this entire world after The Shanghai Major for 2016. The date of Manila Major will hit on June 2016 later. As usual, Valve will continue the Major into The International 2016 after the Manila Major. It means that they will have 4 major tournaments in a year for DOTA 2 community. It shows that how big this community after the first TI on 2011 ago.
The announcement of DOTA 2 the Major by Valve offers pros and cons for DOTA 2 community and pro players. One of Team OG player, MoonMeander, has disappointed about this announcement because he prefers the Major should be conducted in Singapore. Otherwise, Team Secret responds this announcement in positive argument that they want to see their fans in Philippines. Yeah, we do not know yet the criteria by Valve to choose Manila as the next Major. Meanwhile, SEA server is derived from Singapore. Moreover, Singapore has ever conducted some big tournaments previously.
Last but not least, the DOTA 2 the Major is not the only one major tournament which is held in Manila. The ESL One is also going to be conducted in this city. It can be the proof for this country that eSports does not belong to popular country only. In addition, SEA server is claimed as the worst server for Dota 2 community. There were many dramas coming from this server. If EU and America servers have Russia and Peru as the blamed people in every match, SEA server has Pinoy (Philippines’ DOTA 2 players) who always got blamed in every pub game.