CS:GO Asia Championships 2019 announced with $300,000 prize pool

Perfect World has announced the first details about the 2019 edition of the CS:GO Asia Championships, featuring $300,000 in prize money.

The event will be held from November 21-24 at an as yet undisclosed venue in Shanghai and will feature eight teams, seven invited and one coming out of a Chinese qualifier.

ENCE, MIBR and TYLOO are the first teams confirmed by Perfect World for the event, with more invites expected to be revealed in the coming weeks. Of the three, only the Chinese side was in attendance at last year's tournament, where they managed to reach the semi-finals.

ENCE invited to the 2019 CS:GO Asia Championships

Natus Vincere won the 2018 CS:GO Asia Championships after beating Virtus.pro in a three-map grand final. It was the second tournament won by the CIS side during their impressive summer run and it earned Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev - who would go on to be named the best player of 2018 - the sixth MVP medal of his career.

The team list for the CS:GO Asia Championships currently looks as follows:

Finland ENCE
China TYLOO
Other TBD
Other TBD
Brazil MIBR
Other TBD
Other TBD
China China qualifier
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
#1
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Europe god_of_hltv 
Dead area
2019-06-14 09:44
from yes to "dead area" you really wanted that #1.
2019-06-14 09:45
#17
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Finland nexustron 
yes
2019-06-14 09:47
#37
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
yes
2019-06-14 10:04
#18
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Europe god_of_hltv 
Man, you’re one comment below me
2019-06-14 09:47
No
2019-06-14 09:48
#50
Golden | 
Finland gassed 
are you mad
2019-06-14 10:15
#23
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India MihirX27 
But shouldn't be. Asia has, like, 2/5ths of the World population, and more, if you count Africa. I hope we get a strong scene by 2020 Atleast.
2019-06-14 09:52
#25
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Pakistan ^NewB 
India has a good asian scene, whereas here in Pakistan, its a dead, shitty scene with players who are barely GE
2019-06-14 09:55
#32
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India MihirX27 
India only has the premiership. That's it. Pakistan actually is much ahead of India in Esports, due to their Fighting Game community. Look up Arslan Ash if you can, that guy put Pakistan onto the Fighting Game Community World map by winning EVO Japan on Tekken 7.
2019-06-14 09:59
#75
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Pakistan ^NewB 
Bro, India is wayyy ahead of Pakistan in eSports. Sure, our Tekken scene is big and good, but thats it. Other eSports here are either dead, or shit. CSGO was a thing about a year or two, but now its dead. It was growing last year, but it has all of a sudden stopped. Dota2 is dead as well. The only noticible player being SumaiL, and thats it. Dont even ask the Rainbow6 scene. That has never ever been a thing here. When it comes to India, its much, much better and bigger. India has a much better and bigger cs scene, a much bigger Dota scene, a BIGGER eSports overall. Not only that, ur eSports is growing quite heavily. Coming back to cs, your country has also played in a major, which is huge. So in the end, Indian eSports is much bigger and better. (I'm not tryna start a fight or anything, just telling something which is the truth.)
2019-06-14 11:49
#82
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Portugal Bazinga_7 
Sad :/
2019-06-14 12:48
#92
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India TheSuspect812 
Yea I'll start an org
2019-06-14 14:34
#38
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Sweden Unluko 
Easy for 2nd best brazillian team MIBR!
2019-06-14 10:05
nice
2019-06-14 09:44
#39
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Finland nexustron 
Dead area
2019-06-14 10:06
Yes
2019-06-14 12:55
#3
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Russia claysor1g 
EZ4ENCE
2019-06-14 09:44
Good
2019-06-14 09:44
#5
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Germany Trax_ 
epic😎
2019-06-14 09:44
#6
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Croatia Luka2510 
Nice o
2019-06-14 09:44
#7
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Bulgaria No_1One 
Ok
2019-06-14 09:44
#8
NiKo | 
India dodjecs 
Wow
2019-06-14 09:45
#9
Xyp9x | 
China Autumn7 
Noice
2019-06-14 09:45
#10
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CIS debilik 
invite astralis so they can win anything this year
2019-06-14 09:45
#19
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Germany AceTonic 
Already lost too much
2019-06-14 09:48
#21
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Norway Phancy11 
Wasn't Katowice major this year?
2019-06-14 09:49
IEM Katowice BLAST ?????
2019-06-14 10:07
#44
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CIS debilik 
they won't win more this year
2019-06-14 10:11
NaVi and ENCE will pull out.
2019-06-14 09:45
#13
SPUNJ | 
Brazil FalKsCS 
another trip to china, another missed finals by MIBR monkaS
2019-06-14 09:46
But they won zotac cup last year in Hong Kong
2019-06-14 10:03
#14
NiKo | 
India Ganeshcg4 
322 incoming
2019-06-14 09:46
#15
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Turkey AeonMuffinz 
TRASH ERA INC
2019-06-14 09:46
Oof, that's a lot of money for a tier 2-3 tournament.
2019-06-14 09:46
#22
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Finland Vkims 
Ez paycheck for ENCE
2019-06-14 09:49
#24
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India MihirX27 
It's probably China's most important tournament that happens every year. I've heard some Chinese teams earn more prize money than NA teams, simply cuz they have more local tournaments.
2019-06-14 09:53
#31
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China serdim 
No, they fix matches to earn money
2019-06-14 09:58
#33
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India MihirX27 
Confirmed Reports and/or arrests happened? Or, is it just accusations?
2019-06-14 10:00
#35
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China serdim 
The founder of flash gaming released a personal statement about the truth of Chinese CS scene after they disbanded. Here is the translation:reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive/comments/ac..
2019-06-14 10:03
tl;dr short version plz
2019-06-14 10:18
#60
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China serdim 
You can just read the third paragraph
2019-06-14 10:38
Fuk that is so depressing to know. hope our govt support for esports industry will eventually uproot these shitty stuff instead of colluding with them.
2019-06-14 11:44
It's blatant
2019-06-14 10:04
Ez For Faze
2019-06-14 09:55
#27
jhd | 
Finland JHdash77 
nice
2019-06-14 09:55
#28
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Pakistan ^NewB 
Excited, but at the same time, its EZ4ENCE
2019-06-14 09:56
#29
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Georgia Broozman 
Wasted spots
2019-06-14 09:56
Lmao so ez
2019-06-14 09:57
Ty xccurate gl further
2019-06-14 10:10
#42
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Australia JAY_DAWG 
ENCE and MIBR at ASIA championships proves that they don't have enough asian teams
2019-06-14 10:10
I never got why they invite teams that are outside of Asia when its Asian Chapionship, lol...
2019-06-14 10:12
Its Asia championship not Asian championship.
2019-06-14 10:13
Of fuck..then its my bad, sorry.
2019-06-14 10:20
#47
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Europe g4nl0cK 
Invite Vitality
2019-06-14 10:14
#65
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Denmark EyesWallow 
they are not good enough
2019-06-14 10:50
Inviting #2 team in brazil lmao, tier 10 event
2019-06-14 10:14
#61
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Russia N1kDaN 
axaxaxaxaxaxa
2019-06-14 10:44
#49
NiKo | 
India Ganeshcg4 
Why the hell invited to noob Mibr better you should have invited Furia
2019-06-14 10:14
mibr xddddd
2019-06-14 10:15
xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2019-06-14 10:20
Mibr...
2019-06-14 10:17
#54
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Canada C4K3 
mibr invite. Brand invites. Ugh, whoever the deciding council is, they need some guidance. FURIA or even LG before mibr.
2019-06-14 10:20
#89
shox | 
France Malo0o 
lol
2019-06-14 13:54
nice asia championship with ence and mibr ! ence best asian team
2019-06-14 10:22
#83
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Brazil Drikon 
It's Asia championship not Asian championship
2019-06-14 12:51
nice
2019-06-14 10:23
will Astralis come?
2019-06-14 10:36
Did the new say blast pro series ?
2019-06-14 10:50
TyLUL
2019-06-14 10:49
#64
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Denmark EyesWallow 
nice!
2019-06-14 10:50
announce asia championships and invite ence mibr, typical perfect world logic
2019-06-14 10:51
#67
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Europe Eaggly 
Ez for vp
2019-06-14 10:54
#68
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Poland Julka 
Invite vp again lmao
2019-06-14 11:02
#69
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African Union mikecool 
Ez money
2019-06-14 11:04
#70
f0rest | 
China hzxhl16 
So sad I will be in US this autumn. CAC is one of few big events in east Asia.
2019-06-14 11:05
FINAL : UNKNOWN TEAM VS TYLOO
2019-06-14 11:27
looking forward to meeting with sasha again
2019-06-14 11:42
#79
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
and boombl4
2019-06-14 12:36
their should atleast be 1 spot for asian qualifiers but there is only chinese qualifier ....sad
2019-06-14 11:48
#78
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
chinese tournament
2019-06-14 12:36
but then the name should be cs go China championship .
2019-06-14 17:30
+1
2019-06-14 20:47
#76
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Poland Kaja 
where is vp a finalist at 2018 :DD
2019-06-14 12:20
#77
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
If Navi will be invited - EZ4NAVI Else - EZ4ENCE
2019-06-14 12:35
#80
shrek | 
New Zealand is_love 
mibr lol
2019-06-14 12:42
Mibr AHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA
2019-06-14 12:47
#84
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Portugal Pemacope 
Hope mibr bounces back
2019-06-14 12:52
#86
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
Wtf tier 1/1.5 event now maybe?
2019-06-14 13:29
EZ4ENCE
2019-06-14 13:44
#88
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Nepal ramann 
MIBR lollllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
2019-06-14 13:54
#90
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China KensonS 
CAC 2018 was a good event. really good.
2019-06-14 14:03
#91
ZywOo | 
France Qaze 
mibr wasted spot
2019-06-14 14:28
I agree Better invited Furia for the show
2019-06-14 17:17
vitality,navi,mousesports plz
2019-06-14 14:47
#94
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Russia BULLYHUNTER_8 
EZ FOR TYLOO TYLOO YONGYUAN ZAI WO XIN ZHONG <3
2019-06-14 14:49
#95
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United States jeonseol 
<3
2019-06-14 15:03
#96
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Sweden NILSSON1114 
Just give fnatic a ibvite already.
2019-06-14 15:16
#98
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Canada Michaelides 
These tournies need to stop inviting MIBR.
2019-06-14 17:24
mibr still was ranking #8 last week, ofc they get invites... Now they are #11 tho so maybe there is some hope for downfall :D.
2019-06-14 17:33
#101
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Finland Vkims 
why?
2019-06-14 18:42
#103
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Canada Michaelides 
What have they proven recently that they deserve invites to tournaments?
2019-06-14 19:33
#104
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Finland Vkims 
semis in sydney
2019-06-14 19:34
#105
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Canada Michaelides 
Then a month off and coming last at ECS Finals. I guess Sydney still warants an invite anyway. Guess we'll have to wait and see their next performance.
2019-06-14 19:37
lol MIBR. Might as well invite CoL.
2019-06-14 19:08
#106
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Europe T3sto$ami 
EZ4ENCE
2019-06-14 20:08
EZ4ENCE
2019-06-14 20:44
lul one more ez4ence title.
2019-06-14 20:50
#110
Aleksib | 
France trgls 
invite vitality
2019-06-14 23:46
only invite EU asia but have only China LOL asia ni ma?
2019-06-15 05:09
navi please
2019-06-15 13:13
#113
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India KNOX23 
Navi , thank you
2019-06-16 04:53
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