Malaysian esports and gaming entertainment broadcaster eGG Network has recently announced two new deals to broadcast DreamHack‘s Corsair DreamLeague Season 11, as well as the Virtual Bundesliga‘s Southeast Asian Qualifier for the VBL International Series.
eGG Network – Southeast Asia’s first 24/7 esports TV channel, has followed up from their fruitful collaboration with DreamHack for DreamLeague Season 10. The partnership will bring the latest instalment of the Major to audiences in eight Southeast Asian countries. The tournament some of the best Dota 2 teams in the world scramble for international glory, the biggest portion of the $1,000,000 (~£757,000) prize pool, and 15,000 Dota Pro Circuit points.
On the partnership, CK Lee, Head of Sports at Astro, eGG Network‘s parent company said, “Esports fans around the region enjoyed watching the CORSAIR DreamLeague Season 10 on eGG Network, and will be thrilled to catch top Dota 2 teams at the Stockholm Major … DreamHack produces top quality tournaments and we hope to see a DreamHack live event hosted within our shores in the near future.”
Additionally, DreamHack Chief Product Officer, Michael Van Driel noted that “Our love for Dota 2 fans from the SEA region has only grown over the years as we see the passion with which they support their local teams and players. This partnership with eGG Network will allow more fans in this region to watch the best Dota 2 professionals playing their hearts out to prove they are the best. Working with eGG Network, with their great understanding of the SEA region and their viewers make it possible for us to bring the DreamHack experience to even more viewers.”
In addition to the DreamHack deal, eGG Network will also broadcast the Southeast Asian Qualifier for the VBL International Series, where players from 11 countries will play for one slot to represent their region. Participants have been organised into four regions: Malaysia (#1), Indonesia, East Timor & Brunei (#2), Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam & Philippines (#3), and Myanmar, Laos & Thailand (#4). The champions of each region will be joined by a wildcard selected form each region to compete in the final over March 30-31.
The deal has been forged in collaboration with FOX Sports Asia, with the final taking place at Battle Arena, Malaysia. The tournament will be complemented by a range of on-site events including company booths, prize draws, and a fan meet and greet with FOX Sports’ John Dykes. The tournament victor will take home their share of 10,000MYR (~£1,900) and be flown to Germany to for the VBL International Final.
Esports Insider: eGG Network certainly have been cracking on with partnerships lately and with some big names no less. DreamHack is an absolute giant and a long-standing esports move and shaker. Being able to continue bringing one of the best Dota 2 competitions to audiences in the region is a strong sign they will continue to be a trusted partner for the region. The deal with Virtual Bundesliga is also good news for FIFA fans and stakeholders in SEA, as the VBL is arguably one of the game’s more established and better-funded leagues internationally.