CS:GO Asia Championships reaches playoffs
With the conclusion of the upset-heavy group stage of the CS:GO Asia Championships, the six teams that will compete in the playoffs starting on Saturday have been determined.
The event in Shanghai kicked-off with the domestic team TYLOO managing an unexpected 2-0 win over G2, which Hansel "BnTeT" Ferdinand and co. followed up with a 2-0 victory over MIBR on day two, taking the first place in group A in shocking fashion.
MIBR and Evil Geniuses claimed the other two playoff spots from group A, advancing to the quarter-finals which will be played on Saturday, after a day off. In group B, ENCE managed to break their streak of poor results since the addition of Miikka "suNny" Kemppi, picking up their first BO3 win over a top 20 team — mousesports — to grab a spot in the semis on Sunday. The final two playoff teams are mousesports, who have not impressed so far, and AVANGAR, who managed to survive the first two days with a stand-in, Rustem "mou" Telepov.
With the group stage played out, the tournament will continue with the playoffs after a one-day break, according to the following schedule: