CS:GO Asia Championships 2018 viewer's guide

eZlo
June 13th, 2018 15:30

With the CS:GO Asia Championships about to start, we have put together a viewer's guide with all the details you need to know regarding the event.

Held at the Yuanshen Gymnasium, in Shanghai, from June 14-18, the CS:GO Asia Championships will feature eight top teams, who will battle it out for their share of the $300,000 prize pool.

The tournament will kick off with a best-of-three double-elimination group stage. The teams that finish in first place will advance directly to the semi-finals, while the second and third placed squads will duke it out in the quarter-finals. The playoffs will consist of a single-elimination, best-of-three bracket.

Na`Vi are the highest ranked team in attendance

Natus Vincere and NiP headline Group A, with VG.Flash and EnVyUs rounding up the group. The French side will be fielding two stand-ins, Alexandre "xms" Forté and Christophe "SIXER" Xia, in lieu of Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer and Cédric "RpK" Guipouy

Group B sees the return of Ruben "RUBINO" Villarroel to Heroic after a period on the sidelines. The Nordic team will be joined by Virtus.pro, TyLoo and the new MVP PK roster, featuring rising talent Seon-Ho "minixeta" Son, in Group B.

Below you can find the groups in full:

Group A Group B
Ukraine Natus Vincere Europe Heroic
Sweden NiP Korea MVP PK
France EnVyUs Poland Virtus.pro
China VG.Flash China TyLoo

Here is the complete schedule for the event:

Thursday, June 14
04:00 Ukraine Natus Vincere vs. France EnVyUs BO3
07:00 Sweden NiP vs. China VG.Flash BO3
10:00 Group A winners' match
BO3
13:00 Group A elimination match
BO3
   
 
Friday, June 15
04:00 Europe Heroic
vs. Korea MVP PK BO3
07:00 China TyLoo
vs. Poland Virtus.pro BO3
10:00 Group B winners' match
BO3
13:00 Group B elimination match
   
 
Sunday, June 17
05:00 Quarter-final #1
BO3
08:00 Quarter-final #2
BO3
13:00 China Team East vs. Europe Team West BO1




Monday, June 18
05:00 Semi-final #1  BO3
08:00 Semi-final #2 BO3
12:00
Grand final
BO3

The on-air broadcast team features some of the most familiar faces in the scene, including Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner as host, and a renowned trio of analysts in Duncan "Thorin" Shields, Sean "seang@res" Gares and Joona "natu" Leppänen. Two casting pairs and one observer round out the list, which looks as follows:

United Kingdom Paul "Redeye" Chaloner - Host

United Kingdom Duncan "Thorin" Shields - Analyst
United States Sean "seang@res" Gares - Analyst
Finland Joona "natu" Leppänen - Analyst

Denmark Anders Blume - Commentator
Norway Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl - Commentator
United Kingdom James Bardolph - Commentator
United Kingdom Daniel "ddk" Kapadia - Commentator

United States Efren Chuong - Observer

Finally, the $300,000 prize pool will be distributed among the eight teams as follows:

1. $150,000
2. $60,000
3-4. $30,000
5-6. $10,000
7-8. $5,000

United Kingdom Paul 'ReDeYe' Chaloner
Paul 'ReDeYe' Chaloner
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.38
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.33
DPR:
0.90
APR:
0.05
France Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Cédric 'RpK' Guipouy
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
892
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
France Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Vincent 'Happy' Schopenhauer
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1282
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Finland Joona 'natu' Leppänen
Joona 'natu' Leppänen
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
188
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
France Alexandre 'xms' Forté
Alexandre 'xms' Forté
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
424
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Norway Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Ruben 'RUBINO' Villarroel
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
810
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
United Kingdom Duncan 'Thorin' Shields
Duncan 'Thorin' Shields
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
France Christophe 'SIXER' Xia
Christophe 'SIXER' Xia
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
472
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Korea Seon-Ho 'minixeta' Son
Seon-Ho 'minixeta' Son
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
124
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
United States Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Sean 'seang@res' Gares
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
668
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
#1
ec1s | 
Greece SneakPete 
Such an exciting event I can't wait!
2018-06-13 15:32
expected
2018-06-13 15:33
#13
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Brazil br4z1l1an_ 
amateur tournment
2018-06-13 15:34
#17
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Russia VeryBlyatGuy 
nah, very good talent gran thorino in da house
2018-06-13 15:38
#24
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Austria shaakeh 
expected in da house
2018-06-13 15:46
#27
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Brazil br4z1l1an_ 
just NaVi is good man
2018-06-13 15:55
300 000$- not bad for amateur events...belo- 200 000$...
2018-06-13 16:00
#36
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Brazil br4z1l1an_ 
that´s true, but the teams are amateurs, except NaVi lul
2018-06-13 16:28
nip,heroic,tyloo,vp just normal t2 event.
2018-06-13 16:32
#50
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Brazil br4z1l1an_ 
yep, t2 event just NaVi t1, NIP is not a top team
2018-06-13 18:45
#2
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Ukraine ketinng 
Ez 4 Navi
2018-06-13 15:32
#51
AiyvaN | 
Ukraine DailyS 
+1 👊
2018-06-13 19:30
#52
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Russia k3ron 
EZ for Na`Vizi
2018-06-13 19:43
Ez 4 NiP
2018-06-13 15:33
I do hope NiP will win this one....although I think NaVi will take it...
2018-06-13 15:34
Yeah I hope so too, even heroic could uoset
2018-06-13 15:42
Yeah I hope so too, even heroic could upset
2018-06-13 15:42
#22
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South Africa Kinohai 
Definitely Navi vs NiP in the final
2018-06-13 15:42
#53
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Russia k3ron 
What a great match, can't wait to see it!
2018-06-13 19:44
#5
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Korea Evap0rate 
yeet
2018-06-13 15:34
#6
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Sweden godname 
redeye o0
2018-06-13 15:34
#7
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Sweden Trkmag 
That team west lineup Kreygasm
2018-06-13 15:34
nobody will watch trash timezone
2018-06-13 15:34
#12
XigN | 
Korea XigNw0w 
We Asians will.
2018-06-13 15:34
#34
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China Unlung1990 
Yep, Asian up
2018-06-13 16:03
#30
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Indonesia RIZBEAST 
hahaha talk for yourself eu peasant
2018-06-13 16:01
:) Reply needs to have actual content
2018-06-13 16:03
hahaha talk for yourself eu peasant
2018-06-13 16:34
You’re from Europe too...
2018-06-13 23:22
#9
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Russia N3kit 
redbull okrylaet
2018-06-13 15:34
#10
XigN | 
Korea XigNw0w 
GL MVP and GL minixeta. Team east why you don't have XigN in your lineup?
2018-06-13 15:35
auto rip communication i think
2018-06-13 15:39
#14
bondik | 
Ukraine TBOY(2) 
better than ESL BH & DHs - lul. Good on-air = shit tournamnet cuz ez for NAVI. By the way I am hated NAVI=TOO EZ FOR RETARDS NAVI
2018-06-13 15:35
#15
s1mple | 
Ukraine Syom4ik 
EZ for S1mple
2018-06-13 15:35
#16
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Australia MattJKS 
EZ for Fierce Tiger, oh wait.
2018-06-13 15:35
nice timezone xD
2018-06-13 15:40
Thoorin KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2018-06-13 15:43
#25
mir | 
Slovakia TatKo 
Ez simple
2018-06-13 15:48
Team west-S1mple,Forest,Gtr,Scream,Pasha. wow...hipe...
2018-06-13 15:56
MVP PK will get this easily --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wanna buy the best apples in HLTV? call me NOW: 011-1337-APPLE and get an 80% discount on your first 5 kilos!
2018-06-13 15:59
Sunday, June 17 14:00 China Team East vs Europe Team West BO1.
2018-06-13 16:02
Lets go Flash!
2018-06-13 16:03
ez navi
2018-06-13 16:13
navi nip heroic tyloo/mvp
2018-06-13 16:38
#41
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Japan KasPro 
LUUUUL
2018-06-13 16:44
#40
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Japan KasPro 
VG > nip
2018-06-13 16:42
#42
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Portugal Isaacovsky 
Who's team east igl?
2018-06-13 16:55
#43
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Spain 1maxd 
Is MO already recovered?
2018-06-13 17:01
#65
Mo | 
China seeker_Liu 
I dont think so.
2018-06-14 12:45
#44
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United States krsfnv 
Forest Get_right s1mple pasha scream could have been called fan favorite team
2018-06-13 17:05
because fans vote them...
2018-06-13 17:23
#47
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United States krsfnv 
source?
2018-06-13 17:37
#57
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China XWJ_Contrail 
Perfect World released the vote and I voted
2018-06-13 20:13
#58
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United States krsfnv 
oh wow i wasnt informed
2018-06-13 20:14
#63
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China XWJ_Contrail 
because Perfect World only released the vote in Chinese SNS although u could still vote if u could find it :/
2018-06-14 07:24
#64
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United States krsfnv 
thx for info
2018-06-14 07:29
They use equipments from Dota2 Super Major onair team is also decent but participants....
2018-06-13 17:28
#48
k0nfig | 
France TalsaD 
someone know how do i buy tickets for this event ? classic chinese stuff = hard to find when u don't speak their language
2018-06-13 17:43
#49
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Indonesia youdelusional 
Excited to see NIP with new lineup. NaVi will top group A and Tyloo group B. Then NaVi will meet NIP again in the final, this time NIP takes home the trophy.
2018-06-13 18:33
team east=2016 tyloo
2018-06-13 20:00
lul
2018-06-13 20:10
s1mple farming MVPs
2018-06-13 20:07
ez minixeta
2018-06-13 21:33
Ez pz envyus 😭😭😭😭😭
2018-06-13 22:28
#62
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Portugal Isaacovsky 
You only need 1 win to go to quarter-finals? This format is really weird.
2018-06-13 23:39
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