Nanyang Dota 2 Championships European qualifiers have been completed. 5Jungz have qualified for the Nanyang Championship, after taking down Vega Squadron, 3:2, in the European qualifiers’ finals. The newly formed squad has thus taken the one regional spot allocated for the $200,000 tournament and will be joining six invited teams and three other qualified ones at the main event scheduled to take place in Singapore, between October 26th and November 1st.
5jungz won EuropeanQualifiers and sent to Singapore for th Nanyang Dota 2 Championships in which will compete for the grand prize of 100000$
— 5JuNGz (@5JungzDota2) September 30, 2015
5Jungz was left standing after besting Vega Squadron in the qualifiers’ long and vacillating grand finals 3:2. They will join Fnatic, Virtus.Pro, Team Secret, ViCi Gaming, LGD, CDEC, Cloud 9, EHOME and one other qualified team at the Suntec Convention and Event Centre, in Singapore, between October 26th and November 1st. The $200,000 tournament is expected to be the biggest of its kind in the Southeast Asian region.
Eight teams – Team Empire, Alliance, Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Vega Squadron, 5Jungz, (monkey) Business, and Monkey Freedom Fighters – had been invited to compete in the qualifiers.
5Jungz started in the upper brackets sweeping through NiP and then (monkey)Business. Vega bested Alliance and then (monkey)Business 2:1 in the lower brackets to rise into the grand finals for a final shot at being able to travel to Singapore.
After an hour long first game, that was relatively close, 5Jungz managed to swing the advantage into their favor towards the late game and secure the first win. Vega was not about to easily succumb to the European mix and regained their momentum to victory, evening out the series. In a fairly dominant game, Vega gained the advantage, leading the series 2:1. However, it was 5Jungz this time who would take control, completely crushing Vega in a 25 minute, completely one-sided game to even out the series yet again. Forcing a deciding fifth match, Adrian “FATA-“ Trinks becomes the MVP of the fifth game and 5Jungz easily take the game, the series and the qualifying spot.
The SEA regional qualifiers begins tomorrow, October 1, with Mineski vs MVP.Phoenix at 11:00 CEST, followed by Signature.Trust vs Singapore Rejects at 14:00 CEST.
Nanyang Dota 2 Championships teams
Directly invited teams:
- Team Secret
- ViCi Gaming
- LGD Gaming
- Cloud 9 – Winner of the Americas qualifiers
- TBD EHOME – Winner of the Chinese qualifiers
- TBD 5Jungz – Winner of the European qualifiers
- TBD – Winner of the Southeast Asian (Korea included) qualifiers
Nanyang Dota 2 Championships format and schedule
Group stage: October 26 – 27
The 10 teams will be split into two groups of five. The group stage will be played in a best-of-two Round Robin format. At the end of the group stage, eight teams will advance into the playoffs: the top two teams from each group will be seeded into the Upper Bracket, while the 3rd and 4th place teams will start the playoffs in the Lower Bracket.
Playoffs: October 28 – 30
The eight remaining teams will compete in a Double Elimination format. The first two rounds of the Lower Bracket will be best-of-one games. All the other matches will be best-of-three series. The playoffs will be followed by a “rest day”, on October 31st.
Grand Finals: November 1st
The Nanyang Dota 2 Championships LAN Grand Finals will be played as best-of-five series, without any winner’s advantage.
Nanyang Dota 2 Championships in-game ticket
The Nanyang Dota 2 Championships in-game ticket is available for $1.99. 25.0% of the proceeds of each sale contributes to the tournament’s prize pool.
Nanyang Dota 2 Championships prize pool breakdown
- 1st place $100,000 + 48% crowdfunded amount
- 2nd place $50,000 + 24% crowdfunded amount
- 3rd place $25,000 + 12% crowdfunded amount
- 4th place $10,000 + 8% crowdfunded amount
- 5-6 place $7,500 + 4% crowdfunded amount
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Further information is available on the Nanyang Dota 2 Championships website.