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ESL One Genting 2018

ESL One Genting 2018

ESL One Genting 2018

ESL One Genting 2018

ESL One Genting 2018

ESL One Genting 2018

ESL One Genting 2018

ESL One Genting 2018

ESL One Genting 2018

ESL One Genting 2018

ESL One Genting 2018

ESL One Genting 2018

ESL One Genting 2018

ESL One Genting 2018

ESL One Genting 2018

ESL One Genting 2018

ESL One Genting 2018

The grand stage featured plenty of displays, making sure no one in the venue would miss out on the action. 

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The 6,000 seater Arena of Stars at Genting Highlands resort in Malaysia played host to the $400,000 ESL One Genting 2018 Dota 2 Minor. 16 teams battled it out for the chance to play on the main stage, with the winner taking home a $160,000 top prize.

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Eventual champions Newbee from China walk past the audience on the way to the stage. 

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The victors defeated current The International 2017 Champions Team Liquid in a hard fought best of five 3-2. The victory also marks the first time Newbee has beaten Liquid in a series in four years.

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Team Liquid was a crowd favorite, and you can see the enthusiasm from the fans as they made their way to the main stage. 

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Team Liquid, the current The International 2017 champions, battle it out on the main stage against China's Newbee, a rematch of the TI 2017 grand finals. 

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Russian team Virtus.pro was one of the favorites to take the tournament but fell short in the quarter-finals against Team Evil Genius.

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Team Evil Genius, dressed in their signature blue and gave out high fives on the way to the main stage. 

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American favorites Team Evil Genius play out their semi-finals against Team Liquid. 

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Clement "Puppey" Ivanov and Team Secret passed out high fives as they walk past the crowd to the main stage. 

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Team Secret, led by veteran player Clement "Puppey" Ivanov, had to play with a local stand-in after a team member fell sick. 

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Like regular sporting events, most e-sports tournaments feature a host, casters and analysts to provide commentary and explanations to the watching crowd. 

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Jake "SirActionSlacks" Kanner poses for pictures with fans. The professional goofball helped host the event.

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Audience members get to play games as they wait for the teams to get ready.

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Fans queued up to get autographs.

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Seen here is Team Fnatic, based in Southeast Asia, but the team is mostly made up of North American players. 

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Local Malaysian hero Chai "Mushi" Yee Fung, playing for Mineski, signs an autograph for a fan.

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