Nanyang Championships season 2 day 3 has concluded. Team Empire was the first team to be eliminated after being bested by their Western counterparts – Digital Chaos. WarriorsGaming.Unity followed the CIS team in going home early after being swept up by ViCi Gaming.Reborn 2:0. Wings Gaming continued to garner much attention as they upset Newbee, becoming the first team to advance to the Grand Finals. The action resumes with the elimination series between Digital Chaos and LGD Gaming – a series featuring the only standing non Chinese team.
Nanyang Championships season 2 day 3 began with two elimination series featuring all three of the non Chinese teams to participate in the event – Digital Chaos, Team Empire and WarriorsGaming.Unity. By the end of the day, the only non Chinese hope remaining was Digital Chaos.
The day came to a close with an incredible series between Newbee and Wings Gaming. The ESL One Manila championship team had bested the former TI champions and veteran team, Newbee, 2:1 causing a great upset. Wings continues to impress and shake up the world with their unconventional drafts and strategies.
Nanyang Championships season 2 day 3 recap
Digital Chaos vs Team Empire – Lower Bracket elimination series
In the all Western elimination series, Digital Chaos defeated Team Empire 2:1. After tying up the series 1:1, it took one hour to determine the final winner as both teams fought valiantly to survive another day. With Aliwi “w33” Omar’s powerful Storm Spirit record of 25:7:16, the NA based team clinched the series at the end.
ViCi Gaming.Reborn vs WarriorsGaming.Unity – Lower Bracket elimination series
ViCi Gaming.Reborn swept through WG.Unity 2:0 to advance in the lower brackets. With two perfect games by Yang “Zyf/end” Pu on TerrorBlade and Drow Ranger, the Chinese team rebounded after their frustrating forfeit and drop to the lower brackets from the day before.
Wings Gaming vs Newbee – Upper Bracket finals
Wings Gaming took a very convincing first match off of Newbee in only 20 minutes as they completely shut down the TerrorBlade and dominated the tempo/map and game. The second match was intense with back and forth swings and took one hour for Newbee to claim their win. To finish up an already thrilling series, the last game would highlight a great early start and an exciting finish by Wings, overpowering Newbee who had taken much of the advantage and lead in the early and late game.
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
- 7-8th place: -Team Empire/WG.Unity