Newbee have already secured a spot in their first LAN for the upcoming new year – at ESL One Genting 2017. The Chinese powerhouse just prevailed after an arduous 3:2 victory over LGD in the regional qualifiers. With only a week until the group stage of the Boston Major, the team has been building momentum and success. Newbee will represent China in the main event at the Genting Highlands resort area of Malaysia, competing with seven other teams for the $250,000 prize pool January 6-8, 2017.
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ESL One Genting 2017 has awarded the seventh spot in their much anticipated LAN event that will kick off the new year.
The ESL One Genting Chinese qualifiers have come to a thrilling end after an intense five game marathon grand finals.
Both Newbee and LGD had a spectacular run through the upper brackets – LGD with a flawless 2:0 triumph over LGD.FY and IG, and Newbee besting VG 2:1 and sweeping through VGJ 2:0. When the two met in the upper bracket finals it was LGD who prevailed after a full three game series was required.
Newbee were not deterred by the threat of possible elimination and defeated CDEC 2:1 to demand a rematch against LGD in the grand finals. This time it was Newbee left standing at the end with their banner waving high in victory.
Three directly invited teams – Wings Gaming, Digital Chaos and Fnatic have been joined by Virtus.Pro, Team NP and Execration already qualified through their regional events.
Only one spot is left up for grabs – a local team to represent Malaysia.
ESL One Genting 2017 Malaysian qualifiers will be conducted in two phases. The first phase gets underway this weekend, starting November 26 and concludes December 15th. The second phase will take place December 17-18th.
ESL One Genting
In July ESL One announced their return to SEA region with ESL One Genting to be held in The Genting Highlands resort area in Malayisa. The event is scheduled to take place January 6-8, 2017 with eight of the best teams competing for the $250,000 prize pool.
It was no surprise that the event being held in Malaysia would extend a warm invitation to one of the region’s most powerful and famous teams – Fnatic as the first invite. Digital Chaos landed the second invite while Wings rounds them out.
The remaining five teams will qualify to participate through various events. Thus far, Virtus.Pro, Team NP, Execration and Newbee have secured their spots.
The newest of the ESL tournament settings is located in The Genting Highlands resort area of Malaysia, about one hour from Kuala Lumpur.
The event will take place at the Arena of the Stars. AOS is a part of a resort that includes multiple hotels, amusement parks, casinos & nightclubs that also features a 6,000 person capacity amphitheater.
ESL One Genting teams
- Wings Gaming (direct invite)
- Digital Chaos (direct invite)
- Fnatic (direct invite)
- Virtus Pro (EU qualifiers winners)
- Team NP (Americas qualifiers winners)
- Execration (SEA qualifiers winners)
- Newbee (China qualifiers winner)
- TBD (Malaysia qualifiers)
ESL One Genting prize pool
The base prize pool for the tournament is $250,000.
- 1st place – $100,000
- 2nd place – $50,000
- 3rd-4th place – $25,000
- 5th-8th place – $12,500