Mercedes-Benz in eSports: Team Secret wins the ESL One Hamburg
The thrilling Dota 2 final at the ESL One Hamburg 2018 was won by Team Secret after five matches. 22-year-old Yeik „MidOne“ Nai Zheng of Team Secret was voted the MVP (Most Valuable Player) of the tournament in the Barclaycard Arena and can choose a vehicle from the Mercedes-Benz model range valued at 50,000 euro.
A total of twelve teams competed from 26 to 28 October in Hamburg. After three days filled with excitement and drama, the event in the Barclaycard Arena ended with the announcement of the MVP voting results for the best player of the tournament. Due to his outstanding performance, MidOne can now call a new Mercedes‑B enz passenger car his own as the prize.
"I am elated about the MVP title. Even though in our sport it's always the team that wins, I am all the more delighted that the fans and experts voted for me. It’s always been my dream to drive a Mercedes. That I now accomplished this through professional gaming – just incredible“, says the beaming winner about the result of the vote, which was composed of the votes of a jury and the online votes of the audience.
About 20,000 spectators witnessed the action-packed and thrilling duels of the teams in the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg. A large number of people around the world followed the matches via stream on different devices. Besides the Mercedes‑Benz MVP, Mercedes‑Benz also provided the proven mobility service. The hashtag #RiseON enabled the fans to participate in the discussion about the ESL One Hamburg 2018 during the event and thereby also enter into a dialogue with the brand from Stuttgart. In the Mercedes‑Benz Gaming Lounge visitors for example have the chance to check out an exhibit of the MBUX multimedia system – Mercedes-Benz User Experience, play interactive games and enter various sweepstakes.