TYLOO, Invictus to make LAN return at CS:GO_ProHouse in August
Chinese teams are looking to be one of the first ones to return to LAN action since the coronavirus pandemic broke out, as the CS:GO_ProHouse Wuxi Villa Cup is set to take place on August 4-9.
Despite the Chinese General Administration of Sports announcing last week that the country will not stage any sports events for the rest of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic — which will likely postpone the $300,000 international CS:GO event FunSpark ULTI until 2021 —, smaller domestic tournaments are seemingly allowed to take place as TYLOO, Invictus, and Let's Quit have been invited to the ~$29,000 CS:GO_ProHouse Wuxi Villa Cup LAN tournament.
The LAN event is hosted by Vision Esports, and will feature six teams comprised solely from players hailing from mainland China. Alongside the three invited teams, three closed qualifier squads will be in competition at the tournament which will take place in WuXi, China, in a "closed and separate villa". Since March, only two LAN events have been recorded on HLTV, the Doritos Open in Stockholm, Sweden, and 1XeSport Challenge in Bangkok, Thailand.
The process to decide the final three teams at the event will start with an open qualifier on 21-22 July, followed by a closed qualifier with eight teams on July 23-30. The final team list for the event, scheduled for August 4-9, is as follows:
CS:GO_ProHouse Wuxi Villa Cup will be played out using a six-team round-robin BO1 group stage, followed by a double-elimination BO3 playoffs with the four best squads. The ~$29,000 (200,000 RMB) prize pool will be distributed as follows:
1. ~$17,200 (120,000 RMB)
2. ~$5,700 (40,000 RMB)
3-4. ~$2,100 (15,000 RMB)
5-6. ~$700 (5,000 RMB)