Identity V, Global festival begins
NetEase Games’Identity V, an asymmetrical mobile game, kicked off its Identity V [Call of the Abyss II] Global Festival (3rd,Jan,2019). All Detectives can participate in this meaningful and historic event by simply registering as a club. The event features three stages: Steam City, High Tower, and Road to Abyss. Detectives from International Servers will compete across five competing regions: Japan, Hong Kong & Macau & Taiwan, South East Asia, NA-EU, and South Korea. Top-performing clubs from each region will have an opportunity to compete in the Online Qualifiers and ultimately enter the Global Finals to compete against winners from Mainland China for the World Championship. This is an exciting competition in which every player of the game gets a shot. If you think you have what it takes to stand out, just prove it by forming a club of your own.
Steam City – Every player gets a shot
To compete in the Call of the Abyss II Festival, players must first participate in the first stage – Steam City, from January 3 – 13, 2019. Every player is eligible for competing in this stage as long as they are a registered club member. The top 50 clubs in terms of accumulated points will be able to enter the next stage. In addition to registering for a club membership, also take note that each club member is allowed to accumulate points. However, a maximum daily limit applies. Players can only participate in 5 Hunter and 5 Survivor matches each day. In other words, every match that you play will directly affect your club’s final accumulated points. Apart from accumulating the highest points to qualify for the next round, participating clubs also have access to a wide range of rewards. Plenty of rewards are available for the Steam City stage, which basically fall into two categories: Individual & Club. For the Individual category, all registered club members can participate in Quick Match, Rank Match or Duo Hunters Match to accumulate Battle Points for rewards. For the club category, club members will have to participate in the Abyss Match and Abyss Rank matches in order to accumulate Club Battle Points for rewards. Top 50 clubs from each region will receive the [Call of the Abyss II – High Tower] Themed Portrait Frame [Robot Tentacles], and will be qualified to enter the next stage.
High Tower – Battle at the Peak
Once your club is in the second stage “High Tower”, it means that you are now on the region’s top ranking. However, more difficult challenges await you in the following stage. The High Tower competition will be held from January 17 – 24. Members of participating clubs can enter High Tower Rank Matches via a special entrance and accumulate High Tower Points. The top 4 clubs in terms of accumulated points will qualify to participate in the Online Qualifier stage when the competition ends. Compared to the previous stage, High Tower opponents are all of a certain ranking, and club members can only participate in a maximum of 5 matches each day and a maximum of 20 throughout the competition. With fewer matches to accumulate points and fiercer opponents, it is going to be a tough test for each and every player.
Almost every High Tower player is an expert in the game and must not be underestimated. In addition, as there are a smaller number of matches, careful thoughts are required to determine which club members to assign as the aggressive Hunter and which as the witty Survivor. Players will be rewarded according to their accumulated High Tower Points during the competition. The top 4 clubs from International Servers will also receive an additional reward, [Call of the Abyss II – Road to Abyss] Themed Portrait Frame, symbolizing that they are the elites who will be competing in the Online Qualifier Stage.
Road to Abyss – Online Qualifier Stage to Regional Representative
After entering the Semi-Finals in the International Servers, Identity V will officially announce and display the rankings of players, formally welcoming the top 4 clubs to Road to Abyss, the Online Qualifier stage, to compete as a finalist in the region’s final four. The Online Qualifier stage will take place in 6 separate regions. Winning the online qualifier stage will qualify players for the Global Finals [Call of the Abyss II global festival].The allocations are 8 clubs from Mainland China and 8 clubs from the International Servers, 2 from Japan, 2 from Hong Kong & Macau & Taiwan, 2 from South East Asia, 2 from South Korea, and 1 from NA-EU, respectively. During this stage, competition will become fiercer than ever. Competing clubs will face off directly with one another.
The Online Qualifier Stage will be set as BO3. Each match will be divided into two halves. The competitors will play as Survivors in the first half and as Hunter in the second half. The outcome of each match is determined by the number of Survivors’ escapes. Competition rules will also include Map Selection, Character Bans, and the order of Character Ban & Pick. In addition to clubs competing with skills, a thorough understanding of Characters and Maps will also be crucial. The winning club in the Regional Finals will qualify for the Global Finals and will head to Shanghai, China to compete for the World Championship, [Call of the Abyss II Global Festival].
[Call of the Abyss II Global Festival] Global Finals
This is the best part of the [Call of the Abyss II] event, also called the Global Finals! 16 clubs from all over the world will participate in the Global Finals in Shanghai, China from April 26 – 28, 2019! The total prize amounting up to ¥1 million is awaiting Detectives who are willing to fight for it. At that time, the Grand Live Competition will surely be filled with excitement, attracting the attention of gamers from all over the world. This will all begin with Detectives participating in the first stage of the event, Steam City. If you an Identity V enthusiast and think yourself as a good player, get started and gather your club members now. Are you going to be the representative of your region? Are you going to be the one whose dreams will come true and become the first ever to win the World Championship of Identity V?!