Five reserve teams from the Chinese Super League and the Chinese Football Club participated in this competition, namely Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, Guangzhou R&F, Shijiazhuang Yongchang, Wuhan Zall and Kunshan FC.
The tournament kicked off on October 12th. Greenland Shenhua lost 1-3 to Guangzhou R&F in the first round, and Shenhua defeated Shijiazhuang Yongchang 1-0 in the second round. After a bye in the third round, Shenhua beat Wuhan Zall 2-1 in the fourth round. In the final round of the match that ended today, with Wang Yi's goal, Greenland Shenhua drew 1-1 with Kunshan FC, and finally won the invitational runner-up with 4 matches, 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss.