Vision Studio and Chinese streaming platform Douyu have partnered up to launch the Asian Development League.
The online event will consist of three phases: closed qualifier, main stage and the finals. Eight Asian teams will be split into two groups, featuring a GSL format for the closed qualifier, held on October 15-30.
The top two teams from each group will move on to the main stage, joining eight other invited teams including TYLOO and BOOT-d[S]. The 12-team showdown will feature a BO3 round-robin format from October 31 to December 1.
The top four teams advance to the BO3 double-elimination finals, which is set to run from December 2-5. The organisers aim "to promote Chinese CS:GO and to increase the bonds between Asian teams while building a systematic pro league where they can provide new fresh blood to the region".
Here are the closed stage invites:
Below are the invitations to the main component as follows:
The 175,000 CNY (~$25,300) prize pool will be distributed in the following way:
1. 70,000 CNY (~$10,110)
2. 35,000 CNY (~$5,055)
3-4. 18,750 CNY (~$2,710)
5-8. 9,375 CNY (~$1,355)