May 01, 2009 (Friday)

[Featured Tournament] SGNDT '09: State Qualifiers






SMM Grand National DotA Tournament: State Qualifiers


• The BIGGEST DotA competition in the world just got a whole lot BETTER.
• The EPITOME for DotA competitions worldwide just got a whole lot GRANDEUR.
• The FINEST-HOUR for DotA competitions worldwide has finally arrived. And you’re invited!

It’s at this time of the year where the temperature for SGNDT 09’ escalates to an all new high – much hotter than before! The monumental march for Fame & Glory starts right here at Sendi Mutiara Multimedia Grand National DotA Tournament 09’ (SGNDT 09’). SGNDT has proven the test of time to be the best. Can you prove your worth? The Gate of the Ancients erupts once more as SGNDT 09’marches to town seeking to crown the next DotA World Champion!


The Sendi Mutiara Multimedia Grand National DotA Tournament 2009 (SGNDT 09’), pretentiously the most prestigious DotA competition in the world is here on its fourth successive year bringing with it an even more impressive army of Dotarians into the fray. The qualifying-round for SGNDT ’09 kicks-off this 30th May 2009 and will consecutively run through 10 states in Malaysia in search for the best DotA teams to represent their country. Only those that earned a place in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th from each state-qualifier can proceed to the Grand Final hosted in the capital city of Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur, where a lucrative total cash prize of RM135, 000 and international contenders await the worthy champions.


SMM Grand National DotA Tournament 2009: State-Qualifiers


Date:                 Begins this 30th May

Game:              Warcraft III: Defense of the Ancients (DotA)

Venue:             Malaysia


               Melaka                               May 30th – 31st

               N.Sembilan                        June 6th - 7th

               Penang                                June 13th - 14th

               Pahang                               July 4th – 5th

               Sabah                                  July 18th – 19th

               Sarawak                              August 22nd – 23rd

               Johor                                   August 29th – 30th

               Perak                                  September 12th – 13th

               Kedah                             September 25th – 26th              

               Selangor                             October 10th – 11th

               Kuala Lumpur                  October 24th – 25th

               Grand Final                       November 27th – 29th


Registration: RM 150 per-team (sign-up online)

Requirements: ANYBODY who is a fan of DotA


                                     Qualifiers Prizes

               Champion:                           RM2000 Cash + Medal

                                                             (Qualified to National Grand Final)

               1st Runner Up:                    RM1000 Cash + Medal

                                                             (Qualified to National Grand Final)

               2nd Runner Up:                  RM600 Cash + Medal

                                                             (Qualified to National Grand Final)

               3rd Runner Up:                   RM 300 Cash

                                                              (Qualified to National Grand Final)


                                              Grand Final Prizes

               Champion:                           RM 42,000 Cash + Trophy + sponsors product

               1st Runner Up:                    RM 20,000 Cash + Trophy + sponsors product

               2nd Runner Up:                  RM 13,000 Cash + Trophy + sponsors product

               3rd Runner Up:                   RM   8,000 Cash + sponsors product

               5th place:                              RM   2,000 Cash + sponsors product

               6th place:                              RM   1,500 Cash + sponsors product

               7th place:                              RM   1,300 Cash + sponsors product

               8th place:                              RM   1,100 Cash + sponsors product


Registration for International Participants:

A registration process will be conducted for international participants (Europe, U.S, and Asia) who are interested in joining SGNDT 09’. International participants will automatically gain a slot into the SGNDT 09’ Grand Finals. No registration fees will be required. Terms & Conditions apply.


What is SGNDT?

The Sendi Mutiara Multimedia Grand National DotA Tournament – short for SGNDT, is an annual DotA tournament of epic proportions hosted directly by Sendi Mutiara Multimedia Sdn. Bhd. (SMM), the official licensing holder of Blizzard products in Malaysia. SGNDT aims to create a prestigious e-Sports hub for Defense of the Ancients (DotA): a custom map from Warcraft III featuring a grandeur premise to attract both local and international participants to foray their skills and talent where only the best of the best shall compete to emerge winners. Last year's SGNDT saw SMM booked a placed in The Malaysia Book of Records on two accounts, the first being the "Highest Prize Money in a PC Gaming Tournament" of over RM 120,000, and the second being "Most International Participants in a Single Gaming Event" (60 gamers from 7 countries: Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines, Australia, China, and Russia).


Why join the SGNDT?

SGNDT guarantees a spectator sport of high magnitude, record-breaking cash prizes, and remarkable sportsmanship in an attempt to carve a benchmark for what could be the epitome of DotA tournaments worldwide. The worthy champions of SGNDT are rewarded with the most feasible of prizes ever given in a single PC gaming tournament that amounts to RM 42,000 with an exchange rate of 3.5, making it equivalent to USD 12,000 for 1st placing, with the prize money escalating higher each year as promised by Sendi Mutiara Multimedia Sdn. Bhd (SMM). With international participants joining the fray of DotA stardom worldwide, your team might stand a chance to be contenders to overthrow last year’s SGNDT Defending Champions – hailing all the way from China, Team EhomE.


How do I apply to join the SGNDT?

Registration for SGNDT 09’ starts on the 23rd of May. The process is simple and can be completed online. Below are the following steps:

1)      Head over to

2)      Click “Register my team”

3)       Fill in your complete team and member details.

4)      A confirmation email will be sent to your mail-box within 3 working days. Included will be tournament details, venue address, time, and number to contact.

5)      Print a copy of the document and submit it on the tournament day itself.

6)      A payment of RM 150 is to be made directly on the day of the event. Kindly refer to the state scheduling date for the exact day.


Who are the Organizers/Sponsors of SGNDT?

Sendi Mutiara Multimedia Sdn. Bhd. (SMM) has been the leading image at the forefront of the local PC gaming industry with over 6 years and counting under its belt. Dr. Ricky Lim, the president and CEO of Sendi Mutiara Multimedia Sdn Bhd (SMM) took it in his stride to rapidly build up SMM over the years with corporate accomplishment being set above par, expanded to more than 800 LAN game centers across the country, eradicating privacy and legalizing cyber cafes. SMM, the official licensed distributor for Blizzard Entertainment games (Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo) in Malaysia has been actively organizing the SMM Grand National DotA Tournament (SGNDT), a nationwide competition featuring the best Warcraft DotA team throughout Malaysia. A whooping cash prize of RM 36,000 was handed to the champions of the last SGNDT in 2008 with the prize money constantly increasing on a yearly basis. SMM believes in boosting the e-Sports level of DotA towards a better growth factor by rewarding the pro-gaming community in return.


SGNDT 09’ F.A.Q (Frequently-Asked-Questions)

01#      Q: Where will each state-qualifier location be?

A: Complete details of SGNDT 09’ locations will be released on the 23rd of May 2009 at all major forums and websites. Stay tune!

02#      Q: When can I start registering my team?

A:  Registration for SGNDT 09’ starts on the 23rd of May and can be completed online at

03#      Q: What are the payment methods for registration?

            A: Cash payment of RM 150 per-team is to be made on the event day itself.

04#      Q: How do I qualify my team for the Grand Finals?

A:   Only those that earned a place in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th from each state-qualifier can proceed to the Grand Final hosted in the capital city of Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur.

05#      Q: Will international participants be present at SGNDT 09’?

A: Yes. International participants will directly be slotted into the Grand Finals.


So make sure to register your team for the DotA State Qualifiers NOW to ETCH your team a NOTCH closer towards the Sendi Mutiara Multimedia Grand National DotA Tournament!




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