Evil Geniuses receive the only invite to GESC Jakarta Minor
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Evil Geniuses have been bestowed with the only direct invite to the upcoming GESC Jakarta Minor in March. The other seven teams will be determined via qualifiers.
GESC has revealed plans to move forward with their Minor scheduled to take place in Jakarta, Indonesia March 15-18th. The event will be the first major LAN event for the region with the largest prize pool offered in the country to date. As with all Minors in the Pro Circuit, the competition will feature a $300,000 prize pool and 300 TI8 qualifying points.
Originally the event was one of four from the tournament organizers to take place in the APAC region, however last month the Minor scheduled for Singapore January 12-14th and the one in Malaysia March 2-4th were both postponed indefinitely "due to factors beyond our control".
The Minor in Jakarta is still in full swing with the first and only invite going to Evil Geniuses, who have confirmed their participation. A total of eight teams will compete, six qualifying from the various regions and one team from Indonesia having the honor of earning a spot among the Dota 2 giants through a special regional qualifier for local teams.
The first two days of the event are not open to the public, but the last two days will be held at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition BSD City. ICE is the largest convention center in the country and has hosted notable concerts and events since opening in 2015. Tickets for the event will be announced forthcoming.