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The tournament shares the same format as almost all the big tournaments across the world. It is divided into two stages – The Group stage and Playoffs.
The Group stage is divided into two double-elimination format groups, each of them having 4 teams, and all the matches are Bo3.
The best-ranked team from each group goes straight to the Semifinals, while 2nd and 3rd ranked teams go to the Quarterfinals.
The Playoffs are determined by the single-elimination bracket format. All the matches are Bo3 as well.
Whats special about CS:GO Asia Championships
Many tournaments have the power to influence people, to change the career paths of players, teams, and coaches. To inspire fans and bring tons of fun and excitement to the fans in the audience, as well as those watching the matches at home is something this tournament strives to provide.
The energy is just crazy. There is electricity to be felt in the air, and right before the players enter the stage, it becomes impossible for people to hear their own thoughts as the noise of thousands of fans overpower everything inside the buildings.
As regarding the technical information, CS: GO Asia is an S-Tier, Offline tournament that hosts 8 teams and has a pool prize of $500,000 USD.
CS:GO Asia Championships's first event
The first CS: GO Asia Championships was held back in 2018. This event took place in Shanghai, China, from 14th – 18th of June 2018. The participants were 8 amazing teams – VG.Flash, NiP, Heroic, MVP PK, TYLOO, Envy, NAVI, and Virtus.pro.
Everything was set in place for an amazing time, as thousands of people were in attendance, watching their favorite teams compete for the title and the $300,000 USD prize pool.
After a couple of days of never-ending battles, there could only be one champion – NAVI. They put on spectacular performances and won the tournament, alongside with $150,000 USD from the prize pool.
Their player, Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostylev, was announced to be MVP of the event.