With Valve’s intention to influence China’s approach to competitive Counter-Strike and bringing it to global levels, Valve will be hosting CSGO Asia Championship (CAC) from June 14 to June 18 where many international teams from around the globe will be participating along with two Chinese teams.

The event will be hosted at Yuanshen Gymnasium, Shanghai, China which can accommodate 12,000 people with a whopping prize pool worth $300,000 USD.

Eight teams, divided into two groups will fight over the span of five days in Shanghai’s indoor gymnasium stadium. CAC will feature double-elimination best-of-three group-stages and the upper-bracket winner would directly move into the semi-finals. It would then follow single-elimination best-of-three playoffs.

CS:GO Asia Championships 2018 – Tournament Information

DateJun 14th - Jun 18th 2018
OrganizerPerfect World &
PGL
Location Shanghai
VenueYuanshen Gymnasium
Prize Pool$300,000
Teams8 Teams

Coverage

Format

  • Group Stage: June 14th – 15th, 2018
  • Two double-elimination format (GSL) Groups (4 teams each)
  • All matches are Bo3
  • Top team from each group advances to the Semifinals
  • 2nd & 3rd teams from each group advance to the Quarterfinals
  • Playoffs: June 17th – 18th, 2018
  • Single-Elimination bracket
  • All matches are Bo3

Consequently, five teams and the winner of CS:GO Asia Summit 2018 are directly invited. While the remaining two slots would be filled by the top two teams from the Chinese Qualifier. All teams confirmed at CS:GO Asia Championship are:

  •  Virtus.pro [Invited]

  •   Natus Vincere [Invited]

  •  Ninjas in Pyjamas [Invited]

  •  EnVyUs [Invited]

  • Heroic [Invited]

  •  MVP PK [CS:GO Asia Summit]

  •  VG.Flash [Chinese Qualifier]

  •  TyLoo [Chinese Qualifier]

*Although Fierce Tiger won the Chinese Qualifier, it has been disqualified soon after Kun “LEo” Hou was handed over the Valve Anti-cheat Ban (VAC). TyLoo, securing the third position in the Chinese Qualifier, is expected to replace LEo and co.

Map pool

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Prize Pool

  • 1st Place: $150,000 USD
  • 2nd Place: $60,000 USD
  • 3rd-4th Place: $30,000 USD
  • 5th-6th Place: $10,000 USD
  • 7th-8th Place$5,000 USD

CS:GO Asia Championship will be hosted by PGL alongside Perfect World. All the matches at CSGO Asia Championship 2018 will be broadcasted live on the respective streams of PGL and Perfect World.