RDAG 2022: DOTA 2 Begins Online

Wed, Jul 12
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Hangzhou, China, 11 July 2023 – The highly anticipated Esports event, DOTA 2 of the Road to Asian Games 2022 Phase II, will take place online from 12 to 16 July 2023. Teams from five major Asian regions will compete against each other, defending their own separate base on the map. These regions include Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and West Asia with 18 participating countries. 

The Regional competition will adhere to a single round-robin format, in which matches are contested by two teams of five players, with each team engaging in a best-of-three series. The round-robin stage will showcase a diverse array of heroes, each possessing their own distinct abilities and playstyles, serving as a test for the teams’ skills and strategies.

The final rankings will be determined based on the total points accumulated upon the competition’s conclusion.Don’t forget to catch the matches live on our official YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook channels, @AESF_Official. Tune in to witness the thrilling battles and discover which team will rise to the top, asserting their dominance in this fierce competition.

Athletes and Teams to watch:


The DOTA 2 landscape in East Asia is incredibly vibrant and influential in the global Esports landscape. China, in particular, has established itself as a dominant force in DOTA 2, boasting numerous world-class teams and renowned players. China has hosted prestigious tournaments attracting top-tier teams and generating significant attention from fans worldwide. 

In Hong Kong, there is a passionate DOTA 2 community. The city has its own competitive teams and players who participate in local and international tournaments and events. Players from both China and Hong Kong have earned fame and admiration within the DOTA 2 community due to their exceptional gameplay, strategic thinking, and dedication.


The DOTA 2 scene in Central Asia is gaining momentum, with a growing community of players and teams showcasing their skills and passion for the game. Countries such as Iran, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan are contributing to the region’s vibrant Esports landscape.DOTA 2 is supported by local tournaments and leagues, providing platforms for aspiring players to compete and improve their abilities. The region has produced talented players and teams known for their strategic prowess, teamwork, and individual skill and are making their presence onto the international stage earning recognition for their gameplay.

IRI PhanThom
Amir Hossein Mahboubi, widely recognized by his online nickname, PhanThom, is a professional DOTA 2 player and esteemed figure in the Iranian Esports scene. PhanThom embarked on his professional career back in 2008 with the ESWC Arabian Tournament, marking the beginning of his journey. Notably, he achieved the championship title in 2015 and secured an impressive 63rd rank in Europe, both of which stand out as remarkable accomplishments. Aside from his success in DOTA 2, he is also an active Iranian YouTuber and Twitch streamer, sharing his gaming experiences with a wide audience.


DOTA 2 has a strong presence in the Southeast Asia, captivating a dedicated and passionate community of players and fans. The region boasts a highly competitive environment, with numerous professional teams and talented players hailing from countries such as Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore, among others. They have hosted several unforgettable tournaments for the game, including the DOTA Major, which is renowned as one of the biggest DOTA tournaments.

THA Jabz
Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong, a skilled Thai offlaner, is a valuable member of Talon’s Esports team and is currently representing the Thailand national team. Jabz’s incredible versatility is evident as he consistently demonstrates his multifaceted skill set across positions one, three, four, and five. Notably, Jabz also takes on the role of captain, providing leadership and strategic guidance to the team. With Jabz’s exceptional abilities and leadership qualities, Thailand’s team is well-positioned for success.


DOTA 2 in the West Asia region is steadily growing and gaining recognition within the global Esports community. Countries such as Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Oman, among others, are contributing to the development of a thriving DOTA 2 community in the region. West Asia teams have achieved notable success in DOTA 2 competitions, representing the region on the international stage. 

The region has organized numerous DOTA 2 leagues and international tournaments, providing platforms for players to showcase their abilities and foster healthy competition, with growing interest among the fans in the region. These events serve as opportunities for talent development and the promotion of a vibrant Esports ecosystem.


DOTA 2 in South Asia is vibrant and growing, with a passionate community of players and fans. The region encompasses countries such as India and Nepal, among others, all contributing to the development of a thriving DOTA 2 community. India has emerged as a key player in the South Asian DOTA 2 scene. The country boasts a large player base and a passionate community of DOTA 2 enthusiasts. 

Nepal has witnessed the organization of grassroots-level tournaments, where local teams showcase their skills and compete for recognition and eventually representing their country in the competitive DOTA 2 landscape, internationally. The DOTA 2 scene in South Asia is on an upward trajectory, with talented players, dedicated fans, and a supportive infrastructure.