The Nanyang Dota 2 Championships Southeast Asian qualifiers have ended. Gigabyte.Mineski have qualified for the Nanyang Championships, after taking down Signature.Trust, 3:0, in the Southeast Asian qualifiers’ finals. The 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.
Congrats @Mineski ! The SEA champions for @NYChampionships qualifier after a 3-0 win over Trust! To Singapore next! pic.twitter.com/94NnJFzAou
— David GoDz Parker (@BTSGoDz) October 8, 2015
Eight teams were invited to participate in the Nanyang Dota 2 Championships Southeast Asian qualifiers: Gigabyte.Mineski, MVP.Phoenix, Spac_Creators, First Departure, TnC Pro, Team SatuDuaTiga, Signature.Trust and Singaporean Rejects.
Mineski surprised many when they swept through MVP.Phoenix in the first round and then continued on their undefeated path sweeping through First Departure, 2:0. Dropping one match to Singaporean Rejects, 2:1, they proceeded to the grand finals.
Signature.Trust had a longer and harder battle to the Grand Finals. After dropping to Singaporean Rejects, 0:2, and moving to the Lower Brackets, they survived the brutal best-of-one series versus Team SatuDuaTiga and then First Departure. The team then bested TnC, 2:1, to move to the grand finals.
Nanyang Dota 2 Championships teams
Directly invited teams:
- Team Secret
- ViCi Gaming
- LGD Gaming
- Cloud 9 – Winner of the Americas qualifiers
- EHOME – Winner of the Chinese qualifiers
- 5Jungz – Winner of the European qualifiers
- Gigabyte.Mineski – Winner of the Southeast Asian 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.
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