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The NetEase Esports X Tournament Guangzhou offline finals – A gathering of gamers from around the world

Passionate about gaming! The 2018 NetEase Esports X Tournament (NeXT) has gamers battling against each other online in a number of premium games, and the offline finals are just around the corner.

Fig. 1: The NetEase Esports X Tournament - NeXT Summer Finals and Brand Promotion

Passionate about gaming! The 2018 NetEase Esports X Tournament (NeXT) has gamers battling against each other online in a number of premium games, and the offline finals are just around the corner. The date for which tickets go on sale for the much anticipated offline finals has been confirmed. Tickets to the NeXT offline finals have been on sale on Damai.cn since noon on September 14. In addition to viewing the spectacular finals and listening to the celebrity gamer commentators, a ticket to a NeXT offline final also comes with a special bonus that will allow the ticket holder to unlock a great out-of-print NeXT mystery gift. Gamers will also be able to use their tickets to redeem a custom NeXT Gift Bag.

Ticket sales: http://cc.163.com/zt/nextgpzt?fromtype=4487

Fig. 2: The NetEase Esports X Tournament - NeXT Summer Finals Schedule

The ultimate face-off with more than a dozen games and with top gamer commentators in the offline finals

After more than 20 days of online tournaments, the categories in the NeXT finals will be Fantasy Westward Journey (PC), Fantasy Westward Journey (mobile), Treacherous Waters, Inhuman Academy, New Ghost Story, Ghost Story (mobile), Fever Basketball, Legend of Chu Liuxiang, Onmyoji, Meteor Blade, and Blizzard games including StarCraft II, Warcraft III, Hearthstone, and Overwatch.

All gamers and teams that made it to the finals have proven themselves to be formidable opponents. The offline finals promise to be exciting matches. In particular, China's top six professional Hearthstone gamers are invited to battle the best amateur gamers. It will be a match between the best pro gamers and the best amateur gamers. Many will be watching to see if the amateur gamers can pull off a surprise victory. For the first time, the NeXT Overwatch summer tournament has invited a South Korean team to take part in a Chinese offline match. Gamers will be able to watch South Korea's best and most popular OC top ranking Runaway in the flesh. The final eight to battle for the championship in Inhuman Academy are OG, LF, SOS, Xm, gululu, wuhezhizhong, OGC, and DyF4. Shana, XY, iAsonu, and Newbee.time have a StarCraft II appointment! 

Celebrity gamers, commentators, and VIP guests are some of the highlights from the offline finals. Two well-known seasoned StarCraft gamers, Huang "Poisonous Milk" Xudong and the Chinese King of Zerg, Sun Yifeng, will be the StarCraft II commentators.

The offline finals are to be accompanied by fun activities and popular NetEase game products will be on sale

In addition, the organizer will be running fun activities such as free giveaways, cosplay capsules, and game boxes during the offline finals. Products from NetEase games such as Onmyoji and Ghost Story will be on sale at the venue. Gamers will be able to choose from their favorite toys and action figures. NeXT not only wishes to deliver exciting matches, but also the joys of Netease gaming.

As NetEase's first professional multi-franchise eSports tournament, NeXT offers a complete immersive experience where eSports enthusiasts can participate and watch an epic eSports event. Are you ready?

About NeXT:

NeXT is short for NetEase Esports X Tournament. It is NetEase's first professional multi-franchise eSports tournament, consisting of online qualifiers and offline finals. This is a comprehensive eSports event that offers an experience where eSports enthusiasts can participate, watch, and immerse themselves in gaming culture.

Tournament link: http://next.163.com/

We would like to express our many thanks to our partners for their support, of whom our premier official partner is China UnionPay. Official partners: NVIDIA, Jingdong, Alienware, ZOTAC, SteelSeries, Betop Game Controllers, and Arlo.

Special thanks to the live streaming and video platforms for live streaming support: cc.163.com, Douyu, Huya, Panda TV, Chushou, longzhu.com, ixigua.com, zhanqi.tv, quanmin.tw, bilibili, Baidu Tieba, v.163.com, iQiyi, Youku, Baijiahao, Kuaishou, Huomao, and Shihou.

Special thanks to content partners in the Netease Community.

Special thanks to the media support: 17173, 18183, te5.com, GamerSky, play.163.com, U9, yzz.cn, yystv.cn, and Numbani. 

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Company Name: Netease
Contact Person: Chloe Zhang
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City: Guangzhou
State: Guangdong
Country: China
Website: http://next.163.com