CSL/China Cup with ~$100,000

March 1st, 2016 18:02

2016 will mark an important threshold for Chinese Counter-Strike as nearly $100,000 in prize money will be doled out via the domestic CS:GO Super League and the international China Cup.

Hosted by the China Games Arena, the CS:GO Super League will offer 290,000 CNY (~$44,200) to domestic competition in a significant step-up from previous years in terms of prize-pool and scope of play.

This first phase of the CS:GO Super League will be a qualifier that will run from March 24-May12 and features 128 teams competing across a single elimination, best-of-three format until eight teams remain standing. Registration for this phase lasts from March 1-10.

CyberZen are one of the eight teams receiving a direct invite to the CSL qualifier

The 128 teams will be broken down into groups of eight and each group will have one invited professional team from the Chinese region, thereby meaning that 120 teams will register.

The invited teams so far are:

China TyLoo China CyberZen
China AllGamers China eFuture
China Born of Fire China TBA
China TBA China TBA

The winner of each group (eight teams total, but not to be confused with the table listed above) then advances into the CSL first season which will run from June 2-September 4.

The regular season will feature weekly games in a double round robin system, amounting to 14 games played for each team. The top four teams will qualify for an offline final tentatively schedule for September 17-18. The prize distribution of the 290,000 Yuan for this final is as follows:

1. - RMB 200,000元 (~$30,500) + Invitation to China Cup + Championship Rings
2. -  RMB 50,000元 (~$7,630) + Invitation to China Cup
3. -  RMB 30,000元 (~$4,580)
4. -  RMB 10,000元 (~$1,525)

The top two finishing China teams will thus earn invites to the China Cup, which will take place from December 10-11 in an offline venue and format.

The China Cup will offer an additional 350,000 CNY (~$53,430) and feature the aforementioned two Chinese teams, one Asian team from outside of China, and a European team. It is not yet specified how the Asian team or European team will qualify.

The prize-pool distribution for the China Cup is:

1. - RMB 200,000元 (~$30,500)
2. - RMB 70,000元 (~$10,685)
3. - RMB 50,000元 (~$7,630)
4. - RMB 30,000元 (~$4,580)

Registration for the Sino-inclusive CSL first season qualifier kicks off today and there will no doubt be more forthcoming news that specifies the nature of the offline finals for both the CSL first season and the China Cup.

The official website for both events can be found here (in Chinese).

stich writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter

Wow! #CSGO2Asia
2016-03-01 18:02
noob chinese
2016-03-01 18:08
I thought I was Arab.
2016-03-01 18:10
not calling you chinese brah, just wanted my opinion out and best way of doing that is by replying to the first comment
2016-03-01 18:11
Smart, you are.
2016-03-01 18:36
2016-03-01 18:47
japanese team rank & frags is more higher ? zakome !!!!!
2016-03-02 01:45
Nice GL all :)
2016-03-01 18:02
+ Championship Rings nice
2016-03-01 18:03
2016-03-01 18:02
Tyloo 100k inc
2016-03-01 18:02
2016-03-01 18:02
Go TyLoo
2016-03-01 18:02
nice gl for all teams
2016-03-01 18:02
2016-03-01 18:02
DAMN, that's huge for Asian scene
2016-03-01 18:02
ez CyberZen
2016-03-01 18:03
niceee go ASIA :)
2016-03-01 18:03
The Red Dragon awakens...
2016-03-01 18:03
Ez for Savage
2016-03-01 18:03
Germany 'ezpz 
someone is building with me a full global team, move to china and we farm some money? This will be easy like NA
2016-03-01 18:03
I think its easier in NA, but there's already LG and renegades :(
2016-03-01 18:55
Germany 'ezpz 
yep thats I'm talking about
2016-03-01 18:55
asian players have a way better aim than eu or na players. they might lack some tactics and experience. but they can outaim those players easily.
2016-03-01 19:13
Germany 'ezpz 
It was a joke buddy. It's nice to see other scenes are growing, thats more competition for europe.
2016-03-01 20:21
youre trash ex6tenz is trash too shut the fuck up
2016-03-01 20:54
Germany 'ezpz 
Dude I need a heal, wheres my fucking medicbag?
2016-03-01 23:59
nice ching chong
2016-03-01 18:04
xin zhao
2016-03-01 19:09
ching wong, touch my schlong.
2016-03-02 19:02
Norway Lykd 
chink dota will take over 2016. GG fnatic #1
2016-03-01 18:04
Ez Cyberzen
2016-03-01 18:04
cumback is real :)
2016-03-01 18:04
Chineese CS 4Head
2016-03-01 18:04
Actually decent, cyberzen is better than most na teams
2016-03-01 18:08
To be fair NA teams aren't comparable. Tier1 would lose to a somalian team if assembeld.
2016-03-01 18:37
confirmed. my Central African Republic mix team beat C9 16-10 th other week.
2016-03-01 19:34
Nice :D
2016-03-01 18:04
Hong Kong deluxe^ 
no more throwing :D
2016-03-01 18:04
$100,000? That's probably the annual salary of a whole Chinese village.
2016-03-01 18:05
more prize money than any finnish teams could ever earn for sure [*]
2016-03-01 19:10
Touché. Finland poor. Pls, send more refugees to take rest of our moneys. :D
2016-03-01 19:24
Never said Finland is poor, just that none of the finnish cs teams could ever earn more than $100k is all.
2016-03-01 20:40
We have alot, take them! :D
2016-03-02 09:52
2016-03-01 18:06
ez crazyguy
2016-03-01 18:06
am confuse
2016-03-01 18:08
#CSGO2ASIA is happening...
2016-03-01 18:09
Sweden wyv0 
2016-03-01 18:10
tabseN | 
Spain Alser 
2016-03-01 18:15
eZ for C9
2016-03-01 18:12
ez tycheat
2016-03-01 18:13
official website is cga.cn/csl2016.html
2016-03-01 18:13
woops meant to add that, thanks for the reminder.
2016-03-01 18:17
lol didnt even know there were 128 teams in china
2016-03-01 18:15
they have 1b+ people m8 128 teams = 5x128 = 640 people out of 1b+
2016-03-01 18:16
2016-03-01 18:18
I aren't think that
2016-03-01 18:22
china actually have a massive playerbase, bigger than most european countries combined
2016-03-01 18:33
2016-03-01 18:20
2016-03-01 18:21
awesome news :)
2016-03-01 18:23
Czen is better than 90% of na pros
2016-03-01 18:30
2016-03-01 18:31
TyLoo will retire for some reason. RIP. TyLoo king of China but they are unlucky :(
2016-03-01 18:31
wtf, lowskillers don't deserve 100k tournament
2016-03-01 18:34
Same goes for North America.
2016-03-01 18:38
as you sow, so shall you reap
2016-03-01 18:39
that literally didn't apply to what I said at all, but nt.
2016-03-01 20:15
If you consider NA equivalent skillwise, than it applies. Also see this: woundcaresociety.org/wp-content/uploads/..
2016-03-01 21:13
NA talking.
2016-03-01 18:47
Greece talking. also tier 3 na teams are better than these
2016-03-01 20:14
I'm quite sure that Tyloo and Cyberzen are significantly better than tier 2 NA. The rest are probably in the tier 3 NA range.
2016-03-01 20:49
2016-03-01 21:59
CHoke9 ChokeLG
2016-03-01 19:29
still far more skilled than these shitties
2016-03-01 20:13
NA talking about lowskillers, i leled a bit
2016-03-02 00:31
>rng kek
2016-03-02 01:33
TBA ez win
2016-03-01 18:43
Awesome...China is so rich right now (buying all football players from Brazil). I know that they have spare money for e-sport! Let's go CS GO!
2016-03-01 18:45
China number one
2016-03-01 18:46
ez cyberZEN
2016-03-01 18:47
lmao championship rings. I can imagine so sweaty nerd in the event organizing office going "You know what would be a good idea, have championship rings which doesn't mean anything."
2016-03-01 18:48
CSGO2Asia finally ! whoop whoop asian hype boys
2016-03-01 18:50
Chinese always had a different attitude towards FPS games, but their dedication alongside with the scene growth can lead to the rise of Chinese CS to the point where it will have a couple of tier-1 teams. I am kinda confident that at least they will manage to reach the level of NA CS within couple of year and maybe less, but it all depends on stability within organization of constant tournaments with decent prize pools. LGD, EHOME, Vici Gaming and other huge organizations will surely invest in CS rosters if game will gain more and more popularity
2016-03-01 18:53
EDG got a CSGO team, but it's a joke. 5 random players... I dont think they can even win SKDC
2016-03-01 19:03
I am saying that not right now, but in near future. Building a scene is not an easy process, but I mentioned reasons why it is possible. Now, I agree, Chinese CS is like NA Dota 2, despite Evil Geniuses, if not worse
2016-03-01 19:54
Holy thats actually alot of money for an underdeveloped scene
2016-03-01 18:56
120 registered chinese teams, woow!
2016-03-01 18:57
who got that red money
2016-03-01 18:59
rip eu SCENE ;(
2016-03-01 18:59
2016-03-01 19:06
only 2% of what i get as my pocket money per month. NOT IMPRESSED!
2016-03-01 19:25
I wonder how they'll decide the EU team.
2016-03-01 19:40
they definitely will invite fnatic or envy to boost their cs scene
2016-03-01 23:07
nice! hyped to see more asian cs finally
2016-03-01 19:46
2016-03-01 19:56
lol even random eu decent pugger could carry them to win asia cs isnt comperable to eu right now
2016-03-01 19:57
lol cyberzen already destroyed fazed once on inferno, starting on T-side, and then was one eco-round win away from taking the bo3. The skill is already there, but what's way behind is the teamwork and discipline. Hoping that will come as they develop their scene more.
2016-03-01 20:29
nt maniac
2016-03-02 04:57
eZ Savage!
2016-03-01 19:59
would be better if it was for whole asia :)
2016-03-01 20:15
FucK yeah. Glad to see Asia going into csgo. Let's hope fnatic doesn't join this tournament. :P
2016-03-01 20:22
very nice! glhf
2016-03-01 20:29
2016-03-01 20:48
ez fnatic
2016-03-01 20:49
nice! rasengan lets goo
2016-03-01 20:54
clueless newfags and saucers dont realize how good chinese teams are
2016-03-01 20:55
This is awesome!
2016-03-01 21:11
2016-03-01 21:29
2016-03-01 21:36
Poland Mimaaacz 
ez ching chong
2016-03-01 21:37
Let's go asia!
2016-03-01 22:10
awesome to see asia get a major tournament
2016-03-01 23:05
+1. No money, no esport...
2016-03-02 00:31
2016-03-01 23:36
Afraid to invite the Mongz so that they might wreck them.
2016-03-02 00:37
Except Tyloo has raped them & the rest of the Asian team all the time beside 1 match against CyberZen which they lost.
2016-03-02 11:26
tyloo will make it attackeR will destory cyberzen:)
2016-03-02 00:41
ex for Tyloo
2016-03-02 00:53
Greate !!! Rich Chinese !!! Chinese will lead in Asia !?!?!?!? nope !!!!! leader is mongolaz !!!
2016-03-02 01:49
2016-03-02 03:47
2016-03-02 05:23
crazyguy and jonhyP gonna rekt them
2016-03-02 07:00
Anyone need a player for this? :d
2016-03-02 13:34
how are they going to see Benq's with their closed eyes?
2016-03-02 14:54
2016-03-02 17:39
ez 4 tba
2016-03-03 18:09
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