Newbee are going to ESL One Genting 2017

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The Chinese team got a 3:2 victory over LGD in grand-final of the regional qualifiers

 Newbee secured a spot in the first LAN for the upcoming new year – ESL One Genting 2017. The Chinese team got a 3:2 victory over
 LGD in grand-final of the regional qualifiers. Therefore, Newbee will represent China in the main event that will take place at the Genting Highlands resort area of Malaysia. Besides them, there will be seven other teams competing for the $250,000 prize pool. Event will take place January 6-8, 2017.

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.

In addition to Newbee, there will be 7 more team which have been directly invited or qualified through regional events. Plus, there's one spot left for a local team representing Malaysia.

ESL One Genting teams:

  •  Wings Gaming (direct invite)
    Digital Chaos (direct invite)
  •  Fnatic (direct invite)
  •  Virtus Pro (EU qualifiers winners)
    NP (US qualifiers winners)
  •  Execration (SEA qualifiers winners)
  •  Newbee (China qualifiers winner)
  • TBD (Malaysia qualifier)

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