NetEase Games’ Top Clans 2020 Brings Passion to SEA Gamers
NetEase Games’ Top Clans 2020 Brings Passion to SEA Gamers
GUANGZHOU, China, 2nd December 2020 - For the past two months, NetEase Games’ Top Clans 2020 has delivered quality gaming entertainment to esports fans the world over. Featuring five of the most popular esports titles, Top Clans 2020 had something for all kinds of esports fans.
Fans of Dota 2, MARVEL Super War, TEKKEN 7, Tom and Jerry: Chase, and Rules of Survival enjoyed first-class competition between SEA’s top clans. Despite not being able to host an offline event, NetEase Games still delivered a very engaging program that millions of fans enjoyed.
Top Clans 2020 breakthrough Top Clans Arena to unite SEA fans
Top Clans 2020 improved upon the success of last year’s Top Clans Arena. In 2019, Top Clans Arena reached record numbers for Rules of Survival, in terms of the prize pool, participants, and audience size. Top Clans Arena was viewed by millions of fans all over the world and introduced a new battlefield for teams to showcase their skills.
Top Clans 2020 expanded upon the success of Top Clans Arena by adding four more titles: the 1v4 casual battle game Tom and Jerry: Chase, esports classics TEKKEN 7 and Dota 2, and finally, the emerging mobile MOBA, MARVEL Super War. NetEase Games didn’t just expand the tournament to make it more prestigious, the decision was made to make Top Clans 2020 more inclusive and put a spotlight the passion for gaming beyond Rules of Survival.
The two tournaments show NetEase Games’ commitment in its advocacy and the progression of Top Clans to become a true esports series. Following its current trajectory, Top Clans Esports will only continue to get better, driven by the passion NetEase Games has for gaming.
Top Clans 2020 revitalizes esports teams across different titles
Top Clans 2020’s inclusion of the new titles helped preserve their respective communities. With a major tournament hosting them, it ensured that each game title will have enough support to sustain its community. The announcement of Top Clans 2020 gave hope to teams and organizations involved in these titles, as tournaments have dwindled throughout the year due to the current world climate. It was a lifeline for some, and a big opportunity to prove themselves for many.
The tournament provided an avenue for esports players, both new and veteran alike. It gave a stage for emerging esports titles like Tom and Jerry: Chase, as well as a platform for veterans in well-established esports like Dota 2. All teams were thankful for the opportunity and wish to see more tournaments from NetEase Games in the future.
Top Clans 2020 unifies SEA fans under one banner
Top Clans wasn’t all about the players, esports fans were given shows to watch at a time when esports events have become few and far apart. Tournaments the scale of Top Clans 2020 have dwindled steadily throughout the year, so the arrival of Top Clans 2020 helped rejuvenate the esports scene. To recognize the fans’ passion for their games, lucky fans were given various rewards throughout the tournament. Victorious teams weren’t the only ones who brought home prizes, the fans did, too.
Acknowledging the eagerness of the fans, NetEase Games partnered with Nation Ambassadors who filled the gaps between tournament days. With constant engagement available, Top Clans made sure that fans were entertained throughout the week, which truly made Top Clans an exception event for the region.
The Nation Ambassadors united the fans under one SEA banner. The region’s esports scene has never been as vibrantly cooperative before. With Nation Ambassadors bridging communities together, the fans watching Top Clans 2020 enjoyed the tournament together, rather than against each other. Fans of different teams all celebrated regardless of which team ended up becoming the victor. The whole tournament was a victory for the SEA community, brought about by NetEase Games’ passion for gaming.
NetEase Games finds success with strategic alliances
Thousands of people engaged in the Top Clans 2020’s daily live streams. NetEase Games’ partnership with key industry leaders allowed them to bring the tournament to various platforms and in 5 different languages: English, Khmer, Thai, Vietnamese, and Malay. Aside from live streams on online platforms, NetEase Games also brought Top Clans 2020 to TV broadcasting through a partnership with eGG Network. NetEase Games will continue partnering with key industry leaders to bring Top Clans to even more fans, broadcasting to as many platforms and in as many languages as possible.
NetEase Games’ strategic partnership with other esports groups and companies made it possible to bring the SEA region together. Through these partnerships, fans from all over Southeast Asia witnessed the same tournament unfold all at the same time. It was an honor for NetEase Games to have worked alongside amazing individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. They shared NetEase Games’ passion for gaming and helped Top Clans 2020 become a huge success despite the difficult situation we are all facing.
NetEase Games’ and its partners’ work didn’t only make Top Clans 2020 possible. It also enabled many fans to forget about their worries and focus on gaming. Moving forward, NetEase Games will cooperate with more entities that will make Top Clans epitomize the true meaning of esports competition.
Top Clans 2020 contributes to the SEA esports industry’s continued prosperity
Top Clans 2020 helped the scene thrive during a period of uncertainty. Due to the current world circumstances, questions have been raised as to whether or not the esports scene can survive without holding offline events and tournaments. Through Top Clans 2020, NetEase Games proved that esports can thrive amidst these times, and Top Clans 2020 made players, teams, and fans in Southeast Asia feel secure about the esports industry’s future.
We are ending 2020 with Top Clans having given people moments of reprieve from a very turbulent year. Thanks to NetEase Games’ passion for esports, Top Clans pushed through even with all the uncertainties in the esports industry. Through Top Clans, NetEase Games’ passion for gaming was made a reality, bringing joy and entertainment to fans in the region.
NetEase Games is proud of what Top Clans 2020 has achieved this year, and for being a model tournament for everyone else in the region who wishes to make an impact on the industry. They see the positive effects that their content has on the lives of gamers around the region, for both fans and players. NetEase Games hopes to continue its efforts and bring the passion for gaming to even more gamers in the region in future Top Clans events.
About NetEase Games
NetEase Games is the online games division of NetEase, Inc., developing and operating some of the most popular PC-client and mobile games in markets including China and Japan. As one of the world's largest incubators of quality online game content, NetEase Games is dedicated to supporting the growth of innovative studios around the globe and growing an international presence along the way. To complement its self-developed games and world-class R&D capabilities, NetEase Games also partners with other industry leaders including Blizzard Entertainment, Mojang AB (a Microsoft subsidiary) and other global game developers to operate some of the most popular international online games in China. For more information, please visit neteasegames.com.