Nanyang Championships Cruise will feature four Chinese teams battling it out on the open seas. Wings Gaming and Newbee have already accepted their direct invite for the event. Two more Chinese teams will qualify to join them on the Sapphire Princess Cruise Ship October 13-17th.
So wings is gonna be on the ship! We get to meet the TI champion on the ship! Oh I love these guys!@wingsgamingcn pic.twitter.com/JNSM6jxWAF
— NanyangChampionships (@NYChampionships) September 18, 2016
Nanyang Championships Cruise is bound to make waves in the Dota 2 tournament scene as the first event held on the open waters on board of a cruise ship.
Set to sail October 13-17th, Wings Gaming, Newbee and two other qualified Chinese teams will compete for the ¥ 300,000 (~approximately $44,966) prize pool.
Eighteen Chinese teams will participate in the Chinese qualifiers – 16 teams will be competing in the group phase for one of six spots to advance to the playoffs.
Invictus Gaming.Vitality and EHOME have been directly invited to the playoffs.
Group Stages have already begun earlier today.
Nanyang Championships Cruise Chinese qualifiers
Group Stage – Phase 1
- Sixteen teams
- Four groups include four teams in each group
- Best-of-one round-robin
- Winner of each group advaces to Playoffs
- 2nd place of each group goes to the Extra group
Group Stage – Phase 2
- Four 2nd-place teams
- Best-of-one round-robin
- Top two team advance to Playoffs
- Eight teams: Six teams from the Group Stage plus iG Vitality and EHOME
- Best-of-three single-elimination
- Top two teams advance to Main Event
Nanyang Championships Cruise prize pool
The total prize pool will be ¥ 300,000 (~approximately $44,966)
- 1st place – ¥ 150,000 (~approximately $22,483)
- 2nd place – ¥ 80,000 (~approximately $11,990)
- 3rd place – ¥ 50,000 (~approximately $7,494)
- 4th place – ¥ 20,000 (~approximately $2,997)
Nanyang Championships season 2
Nanyang Championships season 2 finals came to a dramatic end in July 2016 when Newbee outplayed and outlasted Wings Gaming 3:2 in the best-of-five grand finals.
Nanyang Championships season 2 prize pool
The base prize pool for this tournament was $200,000. An additional 25% of all tickets sales was added to the total prize pool.
The final prize pool is $200,971.
- 1st place: $100,000 + 12% ticket sales – Newbee
- 2nd place: $50,000 + 6% ticket sales – Wings Gaming
- 3rd place: $25,000 + 3% ticket sales – LGD Gaming
- 4th place: $10,000 + 2% ticket sales – CDEC.Youth
- 5-6th place: $7,500 + 1% ticket sales –Digital Chaos/ViCi Gaming.Reborn
- 7-8th place: –Team Empire/WG.Unity