November 20, 2019

A guide to CS:GO’s Asia Championship 2019

The 2019 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Asia Championships are right around the corner. Kicking off November 20 and concluding on the 24, four unforgettable days cover this S-tier CS:GO event.

Image via CAC 2019 / Perfect World Twitter

A Perfect World organized tournament is one of many; however, this particular event marks the second of its kind. Compared to last year’s Asia Championships, this event tops its previous prize pool of $300 thousand to $500 thousand. The CAC won’t leave its birthplace either. Like last year, the event is held at Jing’an Sports Center, in Shanghai, China.

Eight professional teams from around the world will participate for the chance to become the grand champions of CAC 2019.

  • AVANGAR: Timur “buster” Tulepov, Alexey “qikert” Golubev, Ali “Jame” Djami, Sanjar “SANJI” Kuliev, and Dauren “AdreN” Kystaubayev
  • ENCE: Aleksi “allu” Jalli, Jere “sergej” Jalo, Jani “Aerial” Jussila, Sami “xSeveN” Laasanen, and Miikka “suNny” Kemppi
  • Evil Geniuses: Vincent “Brehze” Cayonte, Cvetelin “CeRq” Dimitrov, Ethan “Ethan” Arnold, Tarik “Tarik” Celik, and Peter “Stanislaw” Jarguz
  • G2 Esports: Kenny “kennyS” Schrub, Audric “JaCkZ” Jug, François “AMANEK” Delaunay, Nemanja “nexa” Isaković , and Nemanja “huNter-” Kovač
  • MIBR: Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo, Fernando “fer” Alvarenga, Epitácio “TACO” de Melo, Lucas “LUCAS1” Teles, and Vito “kNgV-” Giuseppe
  • Mousesports: Chris “chrisJ” de Jong, Robin “ropz” Kool, Finn “karrigan” Andersen, Özgür “woxic” Eker, and David “frozen” Čerňanský
  • Tyloo: HaoWen “somebody” Xu, Hansel “BnTeT” Ferdinand, YuLun “Summer” Cai, YuanZhang “Attacker” Sheng, and Wing Hei “Freeman” Cheung
  • Vici Gaming: Zhong “zhokiNg” Weijie, Liu “aumaN” Zhihong, Liang “advent” Zhuo, Andrew “kaze” Khong, and Yi “JamYoung” Yang

Those teams will participate in the group stage with two double-elimination groups (GSL). Both groups hold four teams and all matches will be best of three’s. The top two teams from each group advance directly to the semi-finals. Second and third-place teams will play against each other in the quarterfinals.

However, the playoffs are a bit more straightforward. The stage will implement a single-elimination bracket, where teams will play best of three matches to secure a spot in the grand finals.

A set of talent will be guiding viewers throughout the tournament. Leading the event, host Paul “Redeye” Chaloner centers the stage, followed by analyzers Duncan “Thorin” Shields, Sudhen “Bleh” Wahengbam and Joona “natu” Leppänen. And providing viewers with entertainment and commentary, casters Anders Blume, Jason “moses” O’Toole, Daniel “ddk” Kapadia and James Bardolph will keep crowds excited.

PGL will broadcast the entire event. Fans can watch their favorite team and the tournament live at 9:00 PM CT on PGL’s Twitch.

Written by Jay Hunter

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