The Nanyang Championships is the last major LAN ahead of the Frankfurt Majors, and day one has brought its fair share of weird and wonderful moments, both in-game and out. Ten teams are in Singapore competing at the Nanyang Championships including Secret, LGD Gaming, Virtus Pro and CDEC.
Despite several technical issues, the casters put in the extra time on the opening day to try their best to get the show on the road.
The Suntec convention centre - the location of the Nanyang Championships
The troubled SEA history The Nanyang Championships aims to rewrite.
Yesterday was the first of seven days of competition for SEA's largest ever SEA tournament in both scale and prize money. The last was the Major All Stars held in Malaysia back in March which Invictus Gaming won, although the MAS will unfortunately be more remembered for its heavy technical problems which narrowly avoided a brush with the fire department.
Secret's W33haa and PLD arrival
A location and conditions fit for kings.
The Nanyang Championships have made several improvements when compared to the MAS, including offering private practise rooms for all ten competing teams, inflatable chairs for VIP observers in the stadium and hooking them up with accomodation at Singapore's most expensive hotel.
The tournament itself is organised by KeyTV, an eSport firm based in Shanghai, China, who are collaborating with the Singaporeans to pull off the event, including well-known personalities such as the ladies from PMS Asteri.
The opening day - Every game counts.
Timetable Day Two: