NetEase Esports X Tournaments

The NetEase Esports X Tournaments are one of the biggest events for competitive gaming. The series is due to kick-off for its Autumn event soon, with major tournaments for Overwatch and StarCraft 2. This series will begin to the 7th November and promises to be one of the most exciting NetEase events yet.

What is the NetEase Esports X Tournaments?

The NetEase tournaments are a collaboration between Blizzard and the Chinese games publisher NetEase. Blizzard has licensed its games to the publishers for Chinese distribution since 2008. The license now covers all active franchises, such as World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and Overwatch. This collaboration brings the games into China, an increasingly big market for Esports developers. NetEase Esports is an organization that oversees Esports events for these games in these regions.

This makes the NetEase Esports X tournament one of the biggest events in that region, which is becoming increasingly prominent in Esports globally. The Chinese ran Esports programs for these titles have become pretty major. The NetEase league for the Blizzard game Heroes of the Storm is now the only ongoing league for the game. The company is also building a $710 million Esports stadium and park for their events. All of this makes their NetEase Esports X Tournaments important events, despite the ongoing problems of Chinese involvement in professional Overwatch.

While both games have other Esports Tournaments, the NetEase Esports events are still big occasions on the competitive calendar.

What is The Format of the NetEase Esports X Tournament?

The NetEase Esports X Tournaments are going to cover Overwatch and StarCraft in two tournaments. Each of these is going to follow a different format with a different prize pool and conditions.

Overwatch

The NetEase Esports X Tournament for Overwatch is a massive event in the competitive calendar that pits some of the best players against each other. The presentation in the NetEase Esports events is always impressive, with plenty of opportunities for an immersive experience including Overwatch betting.

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This tournament is due to be played by four teams in a single-elimination bracket. Each game will consist of first-to-3 games, and the finals will take the format of first-to-4. The prize pool is $11,321 for 1st place, $7,076 for 2nd, $1,415 for 3rd, and $1,415 for fourth place.

These are the teams that are due to play in this one of the NetEase Esports X Tournaments:

  • Element mystic
  • T1W
  • GZA
  • RunAway
  • Billbill Gaming

StarCraft 2

The NetEase Esports X Tournament for StarCraft will be played in a Group Stage with elimination, the top 2 teams from each group advance to the Playoffs. Playoffs are then an elimination. All matches are played with only one Revival per team. The losing teams are eliminated until the event comes down to a final. There are 8 teams due to be involved in the NetEase Esports X Tournaments.

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The prize pool is $8,575 for 1st place, $3,430 for 2nd, $1,429 for 3rd, and $857 for 4th. These are the teams due to play:

  • Invictus Gaming
  • Newbee
  • Pixel 1
  • TSGaming
  • Ocean Gaming
  • Team LP
  • KaiZi Gaming
  • Brave Star Gaming

What Can You Do to Get Involved?

The NetEase Esports tournaments are going to be streaming and available to watch, with commentary in a few different languages. Like any other current Esports tournaments though, you can get involved through watching the action with Esports betting sites.

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The NetEase Esports X tournaments are an exciting event that features some of the best talent in Overwatch and StarCraft 2, these events are definitely worth checking out