NEA Beijing Esports Open with $100k

With the state of CS:GO expanding rapidly in China, a new tournament called the NEA Beijing Electronic Sports Open will offer $100,000 for grabs and finals in the Beijing National Stadium.

In early March, indications of a build-up in the Chinese scene in terms of tournament organisation and hosting got under way with the $100,000 CSL/China Cup.

Soon afterwards, announcements of upcoming tournaments began to rain in: the $200,000 WCA finals, the StarSeries i-League Season 2 finals in China, two seasons of IGL with $200,000 for grabs, and finally a purported $1.5 million tournament courtesy of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.

As if keeping track of this past spate of tournaments weren't enough, another tournament has now been announced: the NEA Beijing Electronic Sports Open, which will host tournaments for CS:GO, Hearthstone, DOTA 2, and FIFA Online all inside of the "Bird's Nest," as the Beijing National Stadium (the same arena used for the 2008 Summer Olympics) is commonly known in China.


The "Bird's Nest" will host the NEA 2016 finals

For CS:GO in particular, the event organisers are promising a total of 640,000 CNY (~$100,000) for four finalists who will qualify for the offline finals in the Bird's Nest.

The event will kick off with an online stage, lasting from May 19 to June 23 and in a best-of-three single elimination format, from which four finalists will then advance to the finals inside the arena from July 1-3. 

The prize distribution for the event will be:

1. - RMB 400,000元 (~$61,575)
2. - RMB 120,000元 (~$18,475)
3. - RMB 70,000元 (~$10,775)
4. - RMB 50,000元 (~$7,700)

It is currently unclear whether there will also be invites accorded to foreign teams, however teams interested in registering for the online stage (i.e. teams in China and perhaps the rest of East Asia) can do so via the official page here (at the online registration tab).

More information about the NEA 2016 Electronic Sports Open will be released as it arises.

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

nice birds nest
2016-05-04 08:04
7 replies
easy for ENCE eSports
2016-05-04 08:05
5 replies
ez for ence
2016-05-04 10:19
#54
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Finland OpTic_allu
easy for ceh9 (famous youtuber)
2016-05-04 12:34
3 replies
famous youtuber.........
2016-05-04 14:38
famous youtuber......... wtf
2016-05-04 16:01
best youtuber ever of cs source.
2016-06-30 23:02
HAHAHA
2016-05-04 15:08
a
2016-05-04 08:04
5 replies
EZ for ENCE.ASUSROG professional team from Finland
2016-05-04 08:06
4 replies
#21
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Germany svNNN
NT allu
2016-05-04 08:09
3 replies
nt kjaerbye
2016-05-04 08:09
2 replies
Nt Tier 1... oj wait...
2016-05-04 15:03
1 reply
They are you just dont know
2016-05-04 22:13
ez
2016-05-04 08:04
3 replies
Nt Oskar
2016-05-04 11:37
2 replies
Fak off oskarish
2016-05-04 11:57
1 reply
#ddpc
2016-05-04 15:02
n1
2016-05-04 08:04
5
2016-05-04 08:04
NMICE
2016-05-04 08:04
Looks exciting!
2016-05-04 08:04
Lol
2016-05-04 08:04
i'm so glad we're having tournaments in Asia
2016-05-04 08:04
3 replies
Canada is my favorite part of Asia
2016-05-04 15:24
2 replies
LOLed so hard HAHHAHA
2016-05-04 23:50
nice one
2016-05-05 13:30
ayy lmao im going to get so many replys
2016-05-04 08:05
ooo
2016-05-04 08:06
Nt
2016-05-04 08:06
Good for China... we might see a team reach the heights of wNv
2016-05-04 08:06
2 replies
pretty random, but some of the wNv players stream csgo on douyutv
2016-05-04 21:28
1 reply
Thanks but I cant watch chinese streams, not as entertaining if you cant understand them.
2016-05-05 07:32
Let's just keep letting Tyloo win so we get more big China tournaments.
2016-05-04 08:06
olympic stadium? fucking nice
2016-05-04 08:06
4 replies
I wonder if Chinese cs fans can even fill that.
2016-05-04 11:27
3 replies
It has dota so yes It will definitely be completely filled
2016-05-04 14:49
2 replies
ahhh ok. but those are dota fans xD
2016-05-04 14:59
1 reply
trust me, there are more CS fans outside than you ever could imagine :DD
2016-05-04 23:50
Furst
2016-05-04 08:07
nice
2016-05-04 08:09
加油~中国CSGO
2016-05-04 08:15
1 reply
太菜鸟 keep your oil
2016-05-04 11:53
Its the first time i know hltv can type chinese
2016-05-04 08:16
1 reply
same
2016-05-04 08:49
omg Bird's Nest was built for 2008 beijing olympic games!!! That's qmazing!!!
2016-05-04 08:18
ez4tyloo
2016-05-04 08:22
Nice
2016-05-04 08:22
Wooow. They got to play CS in 2008 Olympic Stadium... huge honour
2016-05-04 08:25
1 reply
I got to go to the toilet in 2008 Olympic Stadium... huge honour
2016-05-04 11:54
#csgo2asia
2016-05-04 08:26
money money money
2016-05-04 08:34
ez 4 crazyguy))
2016-05-04 08:34
Let's go! Asian scene!
2016-05-04 08:36
ez for tyloo
2016-05-04 08:47
Sick looking stadium
2016-05-04 08:54
ez crazyguy
2016-05-04 09:17
#38
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Australia DabBoy
Ez GODSENT :D
2016-05-04 09:27
Bird's Nest = Vogelheim ?
2016-05-04 10:04
#40
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Latvia `DinGo
deam that's sick
2016-05-04 10:13
Finally csgo in a huge open air stadium PogChamp
2016-05-04 10:26
Is this China only or Asia? :/
2016-05-04 11:23
3 replies
depends on whether Trump wins
2016-05-04 11:55
2 replies
We probably will. Cruz dropped out. He will get the nomination(sadly). The thing is Clinton is winning in democratic poll but will lose in a general election against trump.
2016-05-04 14:51
1 reply
Best stadium CS has ever seen Asian CS PogChamp
2016-05-04 11:53
sign me up
2016-05-04 12:01
ez for ence professional counter-strike team from finland
2016-05-04 12:13
Ez for ence
2016-05-04 12:32
#55
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Finland R1PST3R1
Ez for f3
2016-05-04 13:06
glhf
2016-05-04 13:18
n1!! China Hype!! ez TyLoo? :D
2016-05-04 13:21
Olympic stadium PogChamp
2016-05-04 13:58
well what else can you use.. since all Olympic stadiums are only used once and then they are empty for nothing.. good choice!
2016-05-04 14:17
xiaoweixiao ling pyu China , ez.
2016-05-04 14:55
MingLee
2016-05-04 14:56
#73
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CIS Laggy
Nice
2016-05-04 15:25
I have absolutely 0 trust in those chinese tournament. Even more when i see alibaba hosting another tournament while they didn't even pay yet some players after 2 years in other games. Really cs go might *grow* in asia, but it's all about match fixing etc. The problem is in their cases the organisations partake in it, corrupting it at the root unlike here where it's mostly teams doing it behind the back of sponsors etc. edit : if memory serves me right the big tournaments alibaba hosted was in dota 2 and totally rigged for home teams. The game had a layout in chinese only and ton of other bullshit advantages so foreigners would lose. Don't expect any eu or na teams to participate even tier 3
2016-05-04 15:34
4 replies
yeah and the moon landings never happened, Hitler never committed suicide, and stich isn't actually polish.
2016-05-04 16:28
3 replies
Try to keep up and guess why most asian games aren't hosted on lounge anymore. If you look at the graph for those games even a toddler could see something is strange.$ There is a fine line between being a retarded conspirationnist and a fucking sheep who can't even be assed to use google for 2 minutes.
2016-05-04 17:15
fak you got me baby
2016-05-04 19:18
1 reply
my life is complete stich replied papa bless
2016-05-05 03:21
awesome
2016-05-04 15:43
nice tournament
2016-05-04 16:08
#MakeItGlobal
2016-05-04 16:37
Hf breathing toxic air
2016-05-04 16:40
#83
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Korea HhdH
how can i read this tourney page? i cant understand the chinese words
2016-05-04 17:43
#84
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United Kingdom FullSpe3d
you know its desperate times when the olympic stadium is now used for 100k esport events lol
2016-05-04 18:16
RIP EU and NA. Asia comes.
2016-05-05 18:39
ez4tyloo
2016-05-06 06:41
ching choooong too stronk
2016-05-07 16:23
xxaaxxxaxax lalsldlasld
2016-05-09 10:22
nice asia are playing cs again, amazing venue
2016-05-09 10:24
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