The Manila Major

Linus Guardian Escandor II is an Independent Photojournalist and Documentary Photographer currently living in Manila, Philippines. He focuses on themes of environment, health, social and human rights issues.

(ESPN eSPORTS) The Manila Major is the ongoing eSport tournament where 16 of the world’s best Dota 2 teams compete for $3 million prize pool held at the Mall of Asia Arena from June 7–12 2016. I followed the teams as they move toward the finals.  OG take home the Reaver trophy and $1,110,000. As both the Frankfurt and Manila Major champions, OG are the first team to ever win two majors and Valve-sponsored events.  As for Team Liquid, Manila marks the second major in a row in which they’ve finished in 2nd place. At both Manila and Shanghai, they fought their way back through the lower bracket, only to fall 1-3 in the grand finals.