EG are the second team to withdraw from Nanyang Championships season 2 this week due to visa issues. It seems that the NA team has had trouble securing a visa for Syed Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan despite him being able to obtain visas to China in the past. Fnatic was replaced by LGD Gaming yesterday when they also withdrew due to visa issues. Team Secret, Newbee, Team Empire, Digital Chaos, Wings, WarriorsGaming.Unity, LGD Gaming and one qualified Chinese team will compete for the $250,000 prize pool July 6th-10th in Shanghai, China.
In May, Evil Geniuses had confirmed that they would be participating in Nanyang Championships season 2. However, it has been reported that Evil Geniuses notified the organizers of their decision to withdraw. After three attempts, Syed Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan has continued to be denied a visa to travel to China.
SumaiL has previously been able to obtain his visa to attend events, including his LAN Debut event with Evil Geniuses at DAC 2015 where the team took first place.
According to the organizers eight teams total will still be competing in the event.
Only yesterday it was announced that Fnatic would be withdrawing from the event due to issues with Djardel Jicko B. “DJ” Mampusti’s visa.
Nanyang Championships season 2
Team Secret and Newbee have confirmed their participation in Nanyang Championships season 2 along with Team Empire, Digital Chaos, WarriorsGaming.Unity, LGD Gaming and one Chinese team yet to be determined.
The event is organized by KeyTV, the original partners hired for the Shanghai Major. KeyTV were fired after two days of incessant production problems disrupting the Shanghai Major Groupstage.
Nanyang Championships season 2 prize pool
- 1st place: $100,000 + 12% ticket sales
- 2nd place: $50,000 + 6% ticket sales
- 3rd place: $25,000 + 3% ticket sales
- 4th place: $10,000 + 2% ticket sales
- 5-6th place: $7,500 + 1% ticket sales
KeyTV is a Shanghai-based esports content producing company, focused on creating esports content such as tournaments, team videos, gaming livestreams and rebroadcasted content. The Chinese company employs a team of videographers, pre/post-production editors, writers and directors, casters and models. “KeyTV aims to be the first place fans think of to get their daily dose of eSport content.”
KeyTV’s most recent event was their brief stint with the Shanghai Major and prior to that the Nanyang Dota 2 Championships. NYC was their first Dota 2 championship LAN.
The company was also involved in VPGame Professional Invitational, with a prize pool of $24,500. Additional events include, but are not limited to: assistance during DAC, MSI Beat it, and WEC.
KeyTV were the original partners hired for the Shanghai Major. KeyTV were fired after two days of incessant production problems disrupting the Shanghai Major Groupstage.