Perfect World to host Asian RMR event
The eight-team tournament will take place in April-May and serve as the first Asian Regional Major Ranking (RMR) event of the year.
The company behind events such as CS:GO Asia Championships 2019 and the game's official distributor in mainland China, Perfect World, will be running the first Asian RMR event for 2021 - PWL CS:GO Season 1.
Scheduled for April 14 - May 3, the event will feature a $100,000 prize pool and play a part in determining the single Asian representative at the PGL Stockholm Major in October. PWL CS:GO Season 1's announcement follows the unveiling of the North American RMR event, which will kick off in May.
A total of eight teams will take part in the main part of the Asian event, with four of them handed direct invites to the tournament, including the highest-placed team in the 2020 RMR circuit TYLOO. As a reward for their last-year efforts, the Chinese powerhouse will start the partially reset circuit with a minimal, 100 RMR point lead, while 1600 points are up for grabs for the winner of PWL CS:GO Season 1.
Joining TYLOO in the group stage are rivals ViCi, as well as Mongolian side Renewal and JiaMing "DeStRoYeR" Gu's Invictus. The final four slots will be decided through two open qualifiers which will take place on April 14-17.
Team list for the event:
Schedule for PWL CS:GO Season 1 is as follows:
Open qualifier registration: April 9 - April 12
Open qualifiers: April 14-17
Group stage: April 20-25
Second stage: April 28-30
Final stage: May 2-3
The eight teams that reach the group stage will be rewarded with the following RMR points and cash prizes:
1. $30,000 + 1600 RMR points
2. $25,000 + 1500 RMR points
3. $15,000 + 1400 RMR points
4. $10,000 + 1300 RMR points