Dates, location for Asia Championships revealed

Perfect World has revealed the dates and location for the 2018 CS:GO Asia Championships.

The event will run from June 14-18 at the Shanghai Indoor Stadium, a 12,000-seater multi-purpose gymnasium located close to the Shanghai Stadium.

With a prize pool of $300,000, the CS:GO Asia Championships will feature eight teams, six of whom have already been determined. The final two spots will go to the top two sides of a Chinese qualifier, the details of which will be announced on Friday.

Last two teams will come from a Chinese qualifier

DreamHack Masters Marseille losing finalists Natus Vincere headline the list of participants for the event, which will clash with another international competition, ESL One Belo Horizonte, where the likes of FaZe, SK and mousesports will be in attendance.

The team list for the Asian event currently looks as follows:

Korea MVP PK Ukraine Natus Vincere
Sweden NiP Denmark Heroic
France Envy Poland Virtus.pro
China China qualifier #1 China China qualifier #2
ez
2018-04-24 11:22
not ez for EnVyUs
2018-04-24 11:25
#54
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
EZ for Michu.pro tho
2018-04-24 13:38
#2
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
Tier 99000 tournament, if NIP cant win this then they should just quit csgo
2018-04-24 11:25
#25
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Australia KatVian 
What about S1mple? Can't that team win. I mean I know 1 v 5 is hard but..
2018-04-24 11:53
#37
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
Na'Vi is an old school version of FaZe, they just cant win, especially "now" with s1mple.
2018-04-24 12:05
#39
f0rest | 
Mexico bfish8 
Still better then NiP at the moment
2018-04-24 12:13
#40
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
Navi wont win
2018-04-24 12:20
#48
f0rest | 
Mexico bfish8 
VP or NaVi eazy
2018-04-24 12:54
#55
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
U are right, VP will win
2018-04-24 13:38
#57
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United States Dr1GeR 
Ez for MVP PK
2018-04-24 13:46
#62
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Switzerland Alzameister 
Navi is going to win it, Nip arent good enough yet to beat a team like navi
2018-04-24 15:42
lol and FAZE XD faze is a joke
2018-04-24 17:21
you meant Na`Vi
2018-04-24 11:58
#36
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
Na'Vi winning? lul
2018-04-24 12:03
NiP winning? double lul
2018-04-24 12:54
#56
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Belgium KevinGatesYo 
More possible than Navi winning lul
2018-04-24 13:43
#58
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Finland Eetutsu 
Tell me another joke
2018-04-24 14:34
LOL So easy for VG.Flash winning the whole tournament without losing any round. Probably 2-0 NaVi at finals.
2018-04-24 16:08
what where
2018-04-24 11:23
Shanghai
2018-04-24 11:23
I just notice that, thanks !
2018-04-24 11:25
Np
2018-04-24 11:26
#4
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Poland sitarskee 
nice
2018-04-24 11:23
#5
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Russia dec1deR 
hehehe
2018-04-24 11:23
#6
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Finland Karri 
oke
2018-04-24 11:23
oh Yea!!
2018-04-24 11:24
Navi gg
2018-04-24 11:24
Location: asia
2018-04-24 11:25
#13
qz | 
China qinzhen2019 
EZ for NIP
2018-04-24 11:25
#14
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Bulgaria nekzcs 
ez for navi
2018-04-24 11:26
#21
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Lithuania arres 
Simple will probably get the mvp of tournament again and nothing more :D
2018-04-24 11:38
#34
NEO | 
China iden045 
XDDD
2018-04-24 12:01
ez 4 nip
2018-04-24 11:28
Navi vs nip final
2018-04-24 11:29
#18
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Brazil beckergod 
lol ez for s1mple LUL finally a good tournament for navi win lol
2018-04-24 11:32
#26
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Australia KatVian 
Grand final 2-1 NiP S1mple mvp
2018-04-24 11:54
Ez for ENVY
2018-04-24 11:35
#20
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Sweden loveZET 
T9999999999 event
2018-04-24 11:36
#22
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Lithuania arres 
Nobody cares
2018-04-24 11:39
#23
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Ukraine TBOY(2) 
ez second place and mvp medal for s1mple
2018-04-24 11:42
#24
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo 
Hope they have a stream on Twitch or even YouTube would do. CBA watching on those dodgy looking Chinese sites with plug-ins and what not.
2018-04-24 11:45
#32
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Portugal rafaelpaisgk1 
I will ask Perfect World if I can cast it on portuguese
2018-04-24 12:00
#33
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo 
You better be hype as fuck going apeshit like they do in football, otherwise I can't listen to that langauge ;P Good luck with the request.
2018-04-24 12:01
#35
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Portugal rafaelpaisgk1 
I like to hype games :D Like the german casters in csgo :D
2018-04-24 12:02
chinese tours rarely have stream on twitch or youtube,because most of twitch and youtube vivewers cant understand what chinese casters are talking about.and also most of chinese casters cant speak english fluently.im afraid there's no stream on twitch or youtube,feel sorry about that.
2018-04-24 15:34
#63
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo 
I understand, but usually they will hire English casters for that. Are Twitch and YouTube available in China? Or would they need to VPN around the system?
2018-04-24 15:42
#70
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United Kingdom iMarbot 
PGL will be doing English coverage
2018-04-24 17:48
#72
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo 
They better not hire all these balkan "analysts" and "casters" who supposedly speak English.
2018-04-24 19:22
twitch is available but youtube's not.
2018-04-26 13:26
#77
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo 
Is Twitch popular at all in China? Or do these other streaming services dominate the general market? Or is it just because these other streaming services sponsor the event that it's streamed on their rather than Twitch? Thanks for responding btw :)
2018-04-26 13:49
Twith is totally not popular at all,other streaming services like douyu tv and panda tv almost dominate the general market.And there's huomao tv focus on E-Sports tournaments streaming,if you also watch dota2,you should know Vici Gaming was sponsored by huomao.
2018-04-26 13:53
#79
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo 
Interesting. I don't follow anything besides CS and Old School Runescape so I've no idea outside of that.
2018-04-26 13:55
anyway,things are getting better, the young gerneration of chinese can at least read english fluently,and some of them can speak too.in nearly futrue maybe the situation will change.the communication between china and the world will become cloer.
2018-04-26 14:00
#82
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo 
Awesome. Same goes for most countries, it's very nice.
2018-04-26 14:01
#27
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Denmark Mutsgah 
1. Na Vi 2. NiP 3. EnVyUs 4. Heroic
2018-04-24 11:55
Watch as NaVi gets second place again :d
2018-04-24 11:57
just give the mvp to s1mple already
2018-04-24 11:58
#31
f0rest | 
China s0lo 
Jian Qian
2018-04-24 11:59
#50
JW | 
China J1ac 
actually
2018-04-24 12:58
#38
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Sweden Weedish 
ez NiP <3
2018-04-24 12:12
#41
BnTeT | 
Indonesia BabyREKT 
finally a event that s1mple can win, or maybe not
2018-04-24 12:22
put the tournament in Fudan Zhengda Stadium next time PLZ
2018-04-24 12:22
when this tournament has bigger prize pool than dh marseille xD
2018-04-24 12:23
Cause tons of money in China
2018-04-24 15:39
china numba wan
2018-04-24 12:24
#45
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China YZLinShanghai 
vp win s1mple mvp
2018-04-24 12:34
#47
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Belarus ripnickname 
>VP >Win
2018-04-24 12:41
Ez for s1mple
2018-04-24 12:36
#51
k0nfig | 
Denmark strogie 
Another mvp for s1mple team 2nd place
2018-04-24 13:04
#52
ROMMEL | 
Finland 14|88 
Let’s go MVP
2018-04-24 13:10
4Head
2018-04-24 13:11
#59
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Finland Hunajaperse 
Go ninjas
2018-04-24 15:23
ez for 1 team
2018-04-24 15:52
EZ 4 CS TEAM cs = NIP NIP = CS NOTHING MORE JUST NIP JUST NIP NOTHING ELSE
2018-04-24 15:52
#67
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Sweden Zaser5 
I wanna go :(
2018-04-24 16:29
$300k for tier 2 teams lul
2018-04-24 17:17
#71
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Brazil FaZe_Top_One 
ez for s1mple
2018-04-24 17:55
#73
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Australia AUS_ 
Let me get this right, NA'VI and NiP right now are really unstable, NiP hasn't won one tournament after coming first in IEM Oakland, they got rid of Xizt and replaced it by Dennis the pistol god, but things just still haven't been working out. NA'VI, we know they can be really good, but they haven't really come 1st in any big tournament since DreamHack Open Winter 2017, they need Consistency. But in tournaments like this, they have a chance, because teams like VP and EnVyUs don't even think about winning. I think with the new NiP roster, they can be really good, even tho they didn't win DreamHack Marseille, but they had a really good start beating both SK and mousesports, as long as draken and GeT_RiGhT so what their suppose to do, the chances of NiP getting that trophies are huge. What I think: 1st - NiP 2nd - Heroic 3rd - NA'VI 4th - MVP PK 5th - VP last - EnVyUs
2018-04-25 01:52
#83
Xeno | 
Netherlands Xenoo 
Heroic 2nd are you fuck you? 2 stand-ins (although es3tag is hardly a stand-in now), lost their IGL, shitters anyways and you think they can even dream about beating s1mple?
2018-04-26 14:03
can someone send the website on which I can buy tickets for this event ?
2018-04-25 08:56
EZ for envyus
2018-04-25 22:21
Who has the tightest asian? find out now from june 14-18
2018-04-26 13:57
Ez for envyus 😎
2018-05-04 19:29
Teams that couldn't attend sydney get a free invite?
2018-05-10 10:39
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