Hyper Front's First Ever Elite Cup SEA Division Has Entered Its Final Round

NetEase Games, the online games division of NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES, HKEX: 9999) is proud to announce that the finals for the SEA Division in the first ever Elite Cup eSports tournament for Hyper Front will run from August 27th to August 28th, with players from Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia battling it out, in order to claim the spoils from a combined $50,000 prize pool, and to be crowned the first-ever champions in their regions. Players can watch the finals live at Jakarta mall Taman Anggrek or online at YouTube and facebook for the August 27th livestream here and the August 28th livestream here.

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Hyper Front is a 5v5 competitive first-person shooter for mobile devices, where intense PVP matches play out across six gameplay modes. In the game, players take on the role of different heroes, each with their own special abilities and unique positions that set them apart. As a shooter game, both taking down the enemies and activating / defusing the star core will lead to the win. The matches in Hyper Front involve exciting gameplay, which rewards precise shooting. Hyper Front was officially launched on July 20 and it has already become the most popular first-person shooter in the SEA regions, having topped the download charts in multiple countries.


* A video breaking down the tournament system for the Hyper Front Elite Cup can be checked out above.

The Hyper Front Elite Cup tournament began on July 30th, with an Americas Division and an SEA Division that each have their own $50,000 prize pool. This is the first professional invitational eSports tournament for Hyper Front, and the assembled teams have already been fighting it out in the early stages of the tournament. The SEA Division starts out with a Group stage, where teams are randomly distributed into 4 groups, with the top two teams in each group advancing to the Knockout stage, leading to a single elimination tournament. In the Hyper Front Elite Cup tournament, a team needs to win 8 rounds to win a point, and a 7:7 rounds draw will result in overtime, where there has to be a 2-point difference for a team to win.

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*The introduction of the Hyper Front Elite Cup SEA Region stages

The Elite Cup's Southeast Asian Division features teams of professional players from Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia. The team roster includes Dunia Games, Demigods Esports, UTG International, The Infinity, Geek Fam, Smart Omega, RSG PH, Bren Esports, VOIN SBO, TEM Entertainment, KHI Esports, and HomeBois.

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*The Hyper Front Elite Cup SEA Region invited teams

The final round of the Americas division ended with Furious Gaming defeating 9Z in an intense match, becoming the inaugural Hyper Front Elite Cup America Region Champions. The SEA division finals will be held offline in Jakarta mall Taman Anggrek on August 27th and August 28th at 2:00 pm (UTC+7). These offline matches will consist of two stages; the semi-finals and the finals. The four teams that will be competing in the final round of the SEA Division are UTG International, Geek Fam, Demigods Esports, and Smart Omega. Along with the Hyper Front Elite Cup's final SEA Division matches, the venue will hose various activities for players to take part in, with cosplay performances and chances for new players to try out the game for themselves. Players can watch the finals live at Jakarta mall Taman Anggrek or online at YouTube for the August 27th livestream here and the August 28th livestream here, let's come and see which team from the SEA regions comes out on top and takes the prize.

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*The Hyper Front Elite Cup SEA Region bracket before the finals

The Hyper Front Elite Cup is the game's first official eSport tournament in the SEA regions since launch and Hyper Front is planning on expanding its investment in the game in SEA regions, with more events in the future. Hyper Front keeps adding new heroes, maps, and weapons in free updates, so the face of the competitive scene will change over time, encouraging players to keep their skills sharp. The first Hyper Front Elite Cup will crown the inaugural champions of the game, but this is just the beginning for Hyper Front's eSport system creation, and players can witness its growth first-hand on August 27th and August 28th.

About NetEase Games

NetEase Games is the online games division of NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES and HKEX: 9999), developing and operating some of the most popular mobile and PC 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.

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