Netease is back with Top Clans 2020 for Southeast Asia! Debuting in 2019 with Rules of Survival, it achieved the biggest number of viewers for the game’s tournament ever at over 24,600,000 viewers featuring almost 1,300 teams and 5,200 players. Netease is committed to making both the event bigger and better for 2020, and also growing Southeast Asia’s esports scene with its Top Clans event.
Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing esports hubs in the world. Just last year, the 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) featured esports as a medal event for the first time in history with esports athletes hailing from the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia. This inclusion to the prestigious 2019 SEA Games has helped esports’ pursuit of becoming recognized as one of the top professional sports leagues in the world.
NetEase Games, one of the biggest gaming firms and developers in the world, is committed to boosting the development of the esports and gaming industry globally through creating impactful initiatives and tournaments. In 2019, they partnered with Make-A-Wish Foundation for a Charity Drive Tournament together with 20 top gaming influencers to grant wishes to children diagnosed with a critical illness.
In 2020, NetEase Games set their sights on engaging aspiring esports athletes hoping to make a mark in the scene by focusing on community-oriented tournaments and events such as the Top Clans City Circuit, a grassroots-level competition and platform for clans across the Philippines to get introduced into the esports culture of Rules of Survival.
The same team behind Top Clans 2019 also launched the Identity V (IDV) Varsity Esports League 2020 recently in Thailand, with a 75,000-baht ($2,490) prize pool exclusive to students from selected universities. More and more students have been honing their gaming skills and turning it into flourishing careers in esports, and NetEase Games is thrilled to provide these opportunities to aspiring esports athletes.
The pandemic hasn’t stopped Top Clans Esports from hosting online tournaments such as the Taong Bahay Cup and Mobile Clash for Rules of Survival, enabling gamers to enjoy the heat and excitement of competing at the safety of their homes.
Even with the overwhelming debut of Top Clans last year, NetEase Games is dedicated to bringing back this year’s iteration of the tournament with a bigger vision to reach greater heights for esports in Southeast Asia. Under NetEase’s philosophies of ingenuity and innovation, Top Clans is set to return in 2020 with (4) four new game titles as part of the tournament with a total prize pool of USD 85,000.
These community-oriented programs contribute to NetEase Games’ vision for Top Clans 2020 in becoming the premier Southeast Asian multi-game esports tournament of 2020, that will serve as the all-digital platform for brands, players, and game publishers to come together to pursue the passion of gaming, despite global trials.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity of showing your skills on the big stage and be part of something big by joining Top Clans 2020. Learn more through the official Facebook page.