FunSpark Rivals Pre-Season announced with US$30,000

by Juandi

FunSpark has announced their newest invitational tournament for 18 Asian teams with more than US$30,000 at stake.

FunSpark Rivals Pre-Season will run from December 14 to January 15 and feature a total of eighteen teams, with two of them advanced to Group Stage phase 2 where they will meet another six teams from the Phase 1 qualifier.

For the first phase, sixteen competing sides will be split into four groups, a single round-robin system, with all matches to be played in a best-of-three format. Each group’s first place will be advance to the playoffs, and the second will play another decider match for the last 2 places for the playoffs, scheduled for December 14-29.


The second phase will run from January 5-15 with the top eight teams split into two double-elimination groups featuring best-of-three series across the matches. Each group’s top two teams will advance to the playoffs, with the two invitation slots for the second phase went to TYLOO and Wings Up from Mainland China.

The team list for FunSpark Rivals Pre-Season is the following:

Group Stage (Phase 1) (Single Elimination)

Group AGroup B
🇵🇭 Bren Esports🇲🇳 TIGER
🇸🇬 HZ🇨🇳 LVG
🇲🇳 Checkmate🌏 Paper Rex
🇨🇳 Let’s Quit🇨🇳 Team Zero
Group CGroup D
🇨🇳 Invictus Gaming🇲🇳 D13
🌏 NG Esports🇲🇳 w2c
🇲🇳 Mazaalai🇨🇳 After Gaming
🇨🇳 TaiChangGui🇨🇳 TSG

The complete schedule for the first phase is below: (in UTC+8)

Monday, December 14
14.00 – HZ vs Checkmate | BO3
17.00 – Bren Esports vs Let’s Quit | BO3

Tuesday, December 15
14.00 – Checkmate vs Bren Esports | BO3
17.00 – Let’s Quit vs HZ | BO3

Wednesday, December 16
14.00 – Bren Esports vs HZ | BO3
17.00 – Checkmate vs Let’s Quit | BO3

Thursday, December 17
14.00 – LVG vs Paper Rex | BO3
17.00 – TIGER vs Team Zero | BO3

Friday, December 18
14.00 – Paper Rex vs TIGER | BO3
17.00 – Team Zero vs LVG | BO3

Monday, December 21
14.00 – TIGER vs LVG | BO3
17.00 – Paper Rex vs Team Zero | BO3

Tuesday, December 22
14.00 – NG Esports vs Mazaalai | BO3
17.00 – Invictus Gaming vs TaiChangGui | BO3

Wednesday, December 23
14.00 – Mazaalai vs Invictus Gaming | BO3
17.00 – NG Esports vs TaiChangGui | BO3

Thursday, December 24
14.00 – Invictus Gaming vs NG Esports | BO3
17.00 – TaiChangGui vs Mazaalai | BO3

Friday, December 25
14.00 – w2c vs After Gaming | BO3
17.00 – D13 vs TSG | BO3

Monday, December 28
14.00 – After Gaming vs D13 | BO3
17.00 – TSG vs w2c | BO3

Tuesday, December 29
14.00 – D13 vs w2c | BO3
17.00 – After Gaming vs TSG | BO3

Group Stage (Phase 2) (GSL)

Group AGroup B
🇨🇳 TYLOO🇨🇳 Wings Up

The complete schedule for the second phase will be announced shortly after phase 1 is complete.

FunSpark Rivals Pre-Season Livestreams

At the moment, we are unaware of the official streams for the competition. We will update this page as we know more.

Finally, the US$30,000 prize pool will be distributed in the following way:

1st¥100,000 (~US$15,303)
2nd¥50,000 (~US$7,651)
3rd¥25,000 (~US$3825)
4th¥25,000 (~US$3825)
Converted USD prizes are based on the currency exchange rate (taken from Google/Morningstar) on December 7, 2020: ¥1 = 0,15 USD.

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