Nanyang Championships season 2 day 2 has concluded. ViCi Gaming.Reborn has dropped to the lower brackets after massive disconnect and inability for match to be reloaded properly. Wings Gaming and Newbee both advanced in the upper brackets to the finals after dropping CDEC.Youth and LGD Gaming to the lower brackets. The action resumes with the elimination series between Digital Chaos and Team Empire – a series expected to be intense as the only two Western teams fight to remain in the event.
Nanyang Championships season 2 day 2 started out with an intense series between ViCi Gaming.Reborn and Newbee – a match that many were looking forward to. After tying up the series 1:1, the two TI6 bound teams headed into the deciding third match.
A massive disconnect consisting of all players about 24 minutes into the game ended up becoming the center of attention.
Since the launch of Reborn, games have not been able to be restarted and saved at a point prior to disconnects.
Being unable to reload the game appropriately, both teams were given 30 minutes to discuss how to proceed. Unable to reach an agreement, ViCi Gaming.Reborn ended up forfeiting the game and dropped to the lower brackets. Prior to the disconnect, Newbee had a considerable lead.
Nanyang Championships season 2 day 2 recap
Newbee vs ViCi Gaming.Reborn – Upper Bracket quarterfinals
The first match of the series was heavily one sided in favor of Newbee. A flawless game for Zhang “Mu” Pan on Batrider and fantastic performance by Chen “Hao” Zhihao on Lifestealer sealed their victory. The second match belonged to ViCi Gaming.Reborn with famed coach Tong “mikasa” Junjie having a strong performance on Puck and Yang “Zyf/end” Pu’s fantastic Phantom Lancer. The third match was in favor of Newbee just prior to the massive disconnect that caused chaos and VG.R to forfeit the match.
CDEC.Youth vs Wings Gaming – Upper Bracket semifinals
After a grueling one hour long first game, Wings were able to claim the second game in only 36 minutes to wipe out CDEC.Y 2:0.
LGD Gaming vs Newbee – Upper Bracket semifinals
Both games were surprisingly quick between these two veteran and TI6 directly invited teams. Newbee dominated the first game with Chen “Hao” Zhihao on Terrorblade and Zhang “Mu” Pan on Timbersaw. The second match was a bit more intense with some dramatic swings. In the end Hao and Mu were the highlights on Medusa and Drow.
Nanyang Championships season 2
The second season of Nanyang Championships took fans by surprise when it was quietly announced to be scheduled July 6th-10th and held in China instead of Singapore, where the first season was hosted. Event details were slow to trickle in and be communicated.
Team Secret was the first directly invited team to announce its participation to defend their title.
NanYang Dota 2 Championships Season 2 (NYC) is the second Dota 2 tournament organized by KeyTV (ex-LGDTV) and is one of SEA’s largest Dota 2 tournaments. Eight of the world’s best Dota 2 teams were expected compete in Shanghai for the $200,000 base prize pool.
Nanyang Championships season 2 participating teams
On July 1, it was it was announced that Fnatic would be withdrawing from the event due to issues with Djardel Jicko B. “DJ” Mampusti’s visa. As a result, NYC s2 organizers had replaced the Malaysian team with LGD Gaming.
One day later, it would be Team Secret that would pull out of Nanyang Championships s2, citing ongoing issues with the event.
The organizers then decided to replace both Team Secret and Evil Geniuses with two Chinese teams that would qualify for the event.
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
- 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