Cloud 9 have qualified for the Nanyang Championship, after taking down Digital Chaos, 3:0, in the Americas qualifiers’ finals. The newly reformed 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.
Eight invited teams – Digital Chaos, Cloud 9, ROOT Gaming, Fire, Sector V, Void Boys, Union Gaming and Pain Gaming – have competed in the Nanyang Championship Americas qualifiers, the first of the four regional qualifiers to be held in order to fill the remaining four spots for the main event.
Cloud 9 have emerged victorious and will join the six invited teams – Fnatic, Virtus.Pro, Team Secret, ViCi Gaming, LGD Gaming, and CDEC – at the Suntec Convention and Event Centre, in Singapore, at the end of next month.
After their previous Dota 2 squad disbanded on August 14th, Cloud 9 have decided to pick up the North-American team “Dark Horse”, just in time to meet the registration deadline for the first Dota 2 Major.
The announcement about the Cloud 9 new roster was made by the team’s captain, Theeban “1437” Siva.
Cloud 9 roster
Theeban “1437” Siva
Arif “MSS” Anwar
Braxton “Brax” Paulson
Ravi “Ritsu” Kodippili
Avery “SVG” Silverman
Nanyang Dota 2 Championship teams
Directly invited teams:
- Team Secret
- ViCi Gaming
- LGD Gaming
- Cloud 9 – Winner of the Americas qualifiers
- TBD – Winner of the Chinese qualifiers
- TBD – Winner of the European qualifiers
- TBD – Winner of the Southeast Asian (Korea included) qualifiers
Nanyang Dota 2 Championship 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 Championship LAN Grand Finals will be played as best-of-five series, without any winner’s advantage.
Nanyang Dota 2 Championship in-game ticket
The Nanyang Dota 2 Championship 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 Championship 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 Championship website.