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:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1005
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
#1
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Europe god_of_hltv
Dead area
2019-06-14 09:44
13 replies
from yes to "dead area" you really wanted that #1.
2019-06-14 09:45
5 replies
#17
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Finland nexustron
yes
2019-06-14 09:47
1 reply
#37
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Austria shaak!
yes
2019-06-14 10:04
Man, you’re one comment below me
2019-06-14 09:47
1 reply
No
2019-06-14 09:48
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
5 replies
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
3 replies
#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
2 replies
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
1 reply
#82
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Portugal Bazinga_7
Sad :/
2019-06-14 12:48
Yea I'll start an org
2019-06-14 14:34
#38
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Poland Unluko
Easy for 2nd best brazillian team MIBR!
2019-06-14 10:05
#2
FalleN | 
Romania ryuu_
nice
2019-06-14 09:44
2 replies
#39
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Finland nexustron
Dead area
2019-06-14 10:06
1 reply
Yes
2019-06-14 12:55
EZ4ENCE
2019-06-14 09:44
Good
2019-06-14 09:44
#5
k0nfig | 
Germany Trax_
epic😎
2019-06-14 09:44
#6
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Croatia Luka2510
Nice o
2019-06-14 09:44
#7
who | 
Bulgaria No_1One
Ok
2019-06-14 09:44
#8
NiKo | 
India dodjecs
Wow
2019-06-14 09:45
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
4 replies
#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
1 reply
#44
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CIS debilik
they won't win more this year
2019-06-14 10:11
#11
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Malaysia Suno[t]
NaVi and ENCE will pull out.
2019-06-14 09:45
another trip to china, another missed finals by MIBR monkaS
2019-06-14 09:46
1 reply
#34
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Other DEBIRUMAN
But they won zotac cup last year in Hong Kong
2019-06-14 10:03
322 incoming
2019-06-14 09:46
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
9 replies
#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
7 replies
#31
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China serdim
No, they fix matches to earn money
2019-06-14 09:58
6 replies
#33
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India MihirX27
Confirmed Reports and/or arrests happened? Or, is it just accusations?
2019-06-14 10:00
5 replies
#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
3 replies
tl;dr short version plz
2019-06-14 10:18
1 reply
#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
#36
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Other DEBIRUMAN
It's blatant
2019-06-14 10:04
Ez For Faze
2019-06-14 09:55
nice
2019-06-14 09:55
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
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
2 replies
Its Asia championship not Asian championship.
2019-06-14 10:13
1 reply
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
1 reply
they are not good enough
2019-06-14 10:50
#48
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Poland SmartyyCS
Inviting #2 team in brazil lmao, tier 10 event
2019-06-14 10:14
1 reply
#61
JoJo | 
Russia N1kDaN
axaxaxaxaxaxa
2019-06-14 10:44
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
1 reply
xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2019-06-14 10:20
Mibr...
2019-06-14 10:17
#54
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Canada $t4Rboy
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
1 reply
#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
1 reply
#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
1 reply
Did the new say blast pro series ?
2019-06-14 10:50
TyLUL
2019-06-14 10:49
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
FINAL : UNKNOWN TEAM VS TYLOO
2019-06-14 11:27
looking forward to meeting with sasha again
2019-06-14 11:42
1 reply
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
3 replies
chinese tournament
2019-06-14 12:36
1 reply
but then the name should be cs go China championship .
2019-06-14 17:30
#108
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Malaysia Suno[t]
+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
If Navi will be invited - EZ4NAVI Else - EZ4ENCE
2019-06-14 12:35
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
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 sasukeee
MIBR lollllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
2019-06-14 13:54
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
1 reply
#97
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Brazil Fauchard
I agree Better invited Furia for the show
2019-06-14 17:17
vitality,navi,mousesports plz
2019-06-14 14:47
EZ FOR TYLOO TYLOO YONGYUAN ZAI WO XIN ZHONG <3
2019-06-14 14:49
1 reply
<3
2019-06-14 15:03
Just give fnatic a ibvite already.
2019-06-14 15:16
These tournies need to stop inviting MIBR.
2019-06-14 17:24
5 replies
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
3 replies
What have they proven recently that they deserve invites to tournaments?
2019-06-14 19:33
2 replies
#104
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Finland Vkims
semis in sydney
2019-06-14 19:34
1 reply
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
EZ4ENCE
2019-06-14 20:08
EZ4ENCE
2019-06-14 20:44
lul one more ez4ence title.
2019-06-14 20:50
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
Navi , thank you
2019-06-16 04:53
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