KeyTV has announced the format for the upcoming Nanyang Dota 2 Championships. Ten teams – six directly invited and four qualified ones, will travel to Singapore to compete for a prize pool of over $200,000 – the largest in the Southeast Asian region.
KeyTV will host the Nanyang Dota 2 Championship, the biggest Dota 2 LAN tournament ever held in Singapore, with a base prize pool of $200,000. According to KeyTV’s Facebook announcement, the tournament will kick off with four regional qualifiers, expected to start in September. The winners will receive invites to attend the LAN finals scheduled to take place between October 26th and November 1st, in Singapore. The four qualified teams will be joining six invited teams from around the world.
Nanyang Dota 2 Championship teams
Directly invited teams:
- 2 teams from China
- 2 teams from Europe (EU + CIS)
- 1 team from the Americas
- 1 team from the SEA region
- Winner of the Chinese qualifiers
- Winner of the European qualifiers
- Winner of the Americas qualifiers
- Winner of the Southeast Asian (Korea included) qualifiers
Nanyang Dota 2 Championship 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 be placed 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 Championship LAN Grand Finals will be best-of-five series, with no winner’s advantage.
Nanyang Championship 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
KeyTV is a Shanghai based esports content producing company, focused on creating high quality esports content, such asL tournaments, team videos, gaming livestreams and rebroadcasted content. The Chinese company employs a team of highly experienced videographers, pre/post-production editors, writers and directors, casters and models. KeyTV’s most recent event was the VPGame Professional Invitational, with a prize pool of $24,500. ViCi Gaming claimed the championship title, in April. Additional events include, but are not limited to: assistance during DAC, MSI Beat it, and WEC.