The last stage of the Nongshim Cup featured a last men standing showdown between Japan and Korea. The losing side will be out of the competition…
The Nongshim Cup is a team event between China, Japan and Korea.
The sponsor, Nongshim, is a Korean instant noodles company.
The tournament uses a win and continue format, which is common in these team events.
Korea has dominated this event, winning it 11 times. In contrast, Japan has won it only once, while China is slowly catching up with four wins.
The prize money for the Nongshim Cup will be greatly increased in 2016. The current winner's purse is 200 million Korean Won, but starting with the 17th edition of the tournament, the prize for the winning team will be 500 million Korean Won.