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Sterling Global Dragons are your Road to the Nationals 2018 (Dota 2) Champions

Photo from Sterling Global Dragons's Facebook page

It was a battle between Cebu and Cavite.

The Esports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) 2018 ended with a bang as two local teams Sterling Global Dragons and Station 751 fought for the championship title for the Road to the Nationals.

The match was the last highlight of the ESGS main stage, attracting hundreds of DOTA fans around the vicinity.

In a best of five game, Manileños Sterling Global Dragons scored 3-1 against Cebuanos Station 751.

Sterling Global Dragons (Photo courtesy of ESPN)

The Dragons will be taking home a total cash prize of Php600,000 (roughly $11,200), while Station 751 will bag around $5000.

The total prize pool for the Road to the Nationals totals to about Php1, 200, 000 or $22, 400.

SGD will be proceeding to The Nationals, the first esports franchise league in the Philippines where franchise teams like the TNC Predator will be participating in the said event.

READ: TNC Predator Emerge Victorious in WESG Philippine Qualifier Finals (ESGS 2018)

You can watch a replay of the match at Sports5's Facebook page at facebook.com/Sports5PH/.

An esports tournament open to everyone.

The Road to the Nationals started out two months ago, with six qualifier legs spread out all over the Philippines.

READ: Dota 2, Vainglory, and CSGO: More Esports Action Set for ESGS 2018

The legs were held on Manila, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Bacolod, Iloilo, and Cavite. Seven teams were qualified from the elimination tournaments for Dota 2, namely: Quid Pro Quo (Manila), So Lucky (Manila), Station 751 (Cebu), Davao's Pride (Cagayan de Oro), Voyager (Bacolod), TaskUs Titans (Iloilo), and Sterling Global Dragons (Cavite).

It was announced in ESGS that The Nationals, an upcoming esports league, will be launching on the first quarter of 2019. Which team are you looking forward to in The Nationals?

MN | Tin

MN | Tin

Casual among all casuals. A Summoner by heart. When she’s not doing anything, Tin daydreams about the bustling streets of Shibuya, the little town of Omorimachi, and everything in between.

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