27 June 2018
HOG MASTER 2018 DOTA 2 Tournament as part of HOGCon 2018 Event has been taking place to promote esports since May 2018. DOTA 2 is the most popular game among the youth and also known as Defense of the Ancients 2.
It’s organized by HOG Esports center with the support of Myanmar Creative Technology College and Ooredoo Myanmar to promote esports culture and catch up international level.
Public Relation Executive, HOG Esports Center, Lu Min Khant said “This is the 1st tournament we organized. The tournament began with the involvement of about 200 teams each for Round 1 and 2 … 4 steps in total – each team is made up of 5 players from across the country. 11 qualified teams entered this single elimination round against the best 5 invited teams to enter the semifinal and final competitions.”
HOG MASTER 2018 DOTA 2 Tournament will award first, second, third and special prizes worth about 5000 USD.
Player, Team Veteran, Ye Htike said “We were invited to join this tournament. This is a rare chance for us as such a competition like this comes once in two years. We used to play these games for many years so there’s nothing special for us. But we will try our best.”
Player, Joyous Gaming, Pyae Sone Myint Oo said “It is very hard to be one of the qualified 11 teams out of 400 teams. But we did our best. We all know that our opponent in this single elimination round is the best local team so we are very excited. We will try our best to win the first prize in this tournament.”
It is also learnt that HOGCon 2018 Event including the semifinals and final competition of HOG MASTER 2018 Dota 2 Tournament along with PUBG Champion Event, FIFA 18 (PS4) Mini Tournament and Grand COSPLAY Competition will be held on the 30th of June and the 1st of July.