Fnatic has withdrawn from Nanyang Championships s2 and seems to be replaced by LGD Gaming. The event is scheduled July 6th-10th and will be held in China instead of Singapore, where the first season was hosted. Eight teams – four qualified and four invited teams will be competing for the title and a piece of the $250,000 prizepool. Team Secret, Evil Geniuses and Newbee have all confirmed they will be on hand. Team Empire, Digital Chaos, WarriorsGaming.Unity and one more from China have qualified for for the event.
LGD have supposedly replaced fnatic in Nanyang Cup.
— Dimitri Vallette (@GodBlessMali) July 1, 2016
In May, Fnatic had confirmed they would be participating in Nanyang Championships s2 scheduled July 6th-10th and will be held in China. However, it was just announced that the Malaysian team will be withdrawing from the event due to issues with Djardel Jicko B. “DJ” Mampusti’s visa.
Correction: @DjardelJicko passport only have one page left and chinese embassy needed two. Renewing passport is not an option atm
— Eric Khor (ReiNNNN) (@ReiNNNN) July 1, 2016
The Malaysian team is still expected to attend The Summit 5 set to take place July 13 -17 in Los Angeles, California and StarLadder i-League StarSeries July 21-14 also in the United States.
Nanyang Championships s2
Team Secret, Evil Geniuses and Newbee have all confirmed their participation in Nanyang Championships s2.
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.
Nanayang Championships season 1
Team Secret seized the Nanyang Championships LAN title, after besting ViCi Gaming, 3:2, in Singapore, on November 1st, 2015.
The Nanyang LAN was considered the biggest tournament in the Southeast Asian region at the time. It took place between October 26th – November 1st, at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, in Singapore. Ten teams – six invited and four qualified ones – competed for the $220,077 prize pool.
Nanyang Championships prize pool breakdown
- 1st place – Team Secret $100,000 + 48% crowdfunded amount
- 2nd place – ViCi Gaming $50,000 + 24% crowdfunded amount
- 3rd place – EHOME $25,000 + 12% crowdfunded amount
- 4th place – Team Liquid $10,000 + 8% crowdfunded amount
- 5-6 place – Virtus.Pro/CDEC $7,500 + 4% crowdfunded amount
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.