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Japan Nationals 2020 Season 2 Day 2 Qualifier: Everything You Need to Know

Immediately after some frantic action last week, the Day 2 qualifier will come straight in this weekend with more excitement on offer.

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Japan Nationals 2020, the half-yearly tournament boasting total prize pool 500 million yen (approximately US$46,400) kicked off its Season 2 qualifiers at the end of June. From professional squads to newly assembled amateurs, all Japanese teams are given a great equal opportunity to grab the title of Japanese Champions.

Roadmap of Japan Nationals 2020. (Image: R6 Esports Japan)

Of the overall schedule in 2020, the Japan Nationals Season 1 has already concluded, with NORA-Rengo NRG, the domestic team of NORA-Rengo, winning the title. On the other hand, runners-up Faisaru secured one of the spots for the LAN Grand Finals planned to be staged this August, though the future impact of COVID-19 in Japan remains unclear.

And now, for the Season 2 title, as well as 2020 championship, the Qualifiers have started from June 27th, with 98 teams separated by 16 groups. Teams that win one of three qualifiers, or finish as runners-up twice, will be invited to the Season 2 Finals held on July 25th and 26th.

Day 1 Qualifier Roundup

While Pro League Season 11 competitors YOSHIMOTO G Lamy won the first day qualifier with ease, The second-day qualifier without the four Japanese giants from the APAC North Division saw some interesting games by lower-tier teams that had not been a focus before. 

The Anohi-no, featuring former pro players.

In particular, one of the final matches in Day 1 saw a spectacular performance from amateur team Anohi-no, composed of well-known players such as former NORA-Rengo player Yuta "Yuta Inoue" Inoue (aka ReyCyil) and former Sengoku Gaming player Shinya "prototype_1z" Nishiwaki.

Also on the team is ex-NRG player Candy, as well as Kanata "YahooN" Saeki, who joined from the now-disbanded DetonatioN Gaming R6 team. The promising new team fully knocked down veteran team Obsidian on Consulate (8-7) and Kafe (7-2) respectively, setting itself up as a strong contender.

Day 1 qualifier thus saw a total of 16 winners from each group as follows:

  • ELEMENT.36 JAPAN
  • SchwarzerLand
  • Reiwa Gaming
  • Lst.
  • GEARMIX e-sports
  • TEAM Anohi-no
  • Zeruel.Esports
  • Nova. Manji-X
  • Zepto.
  • RepresentUnderground
  • In Version
  • :) (Nikkori)
  • ShinoBeeGaming Rev
  • YOSHIMOTO G Lamy
  • SunSister
  • Tsukumo Itimon vLt

With these Day 1 results, the Day 2 qualifier will be held  today on July 4th over the remaining spots for the Seasonal Finals.

Schedule

  • Day 2 Qualifier: Saturday July 4th
  • Day 3 Qualifier: Saturday July 11th
  • Season Final Day 1 (Online): Saturday July 25th
  • Season Final Day 2 (Online): Sunday July 26th
  • LAN Finals (planned): Sunday August 30th

Streaming

The Japan Nationals 2020 Season 2 Day 2 qualifier will be aired on the following three websites, as well as its official Twitter, cast in Japanese.

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