CS.Money Asian Emperor Reaches Final Stages

by Ruben Backx

After almost thirty days of group stage games, the cs.money Asian Emperor online tournament reaches the final stages.

Late last month, twenty invited teams from across Asia began a series of matches in the cs.money Asian Emperor. The tournament features an interesting format – sixteen of the invited teams were to face-off in a three-week-long swiss group stage to determine the top eight teams that would face off against four pre-determined ‘playoff’ teams:

🇨🇳 ViCi Gaming
🇹🇭 Alpha Red
🇹🇭 Maple

Usual top-performing teams from S.E.A such as Singapore’s BOOT-d[S] and Malaysia’s FrostFire didn’t progress past groups. In contrast, newly commissioned OneThree.TSG and Thailand’s Lucid Dream managed to top the group stages with a 3-0 record.

A summary of the group stages can be seen below:

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Following the group stage games, the eight teams went on to face the pre-determined playoff teams in a double-elimination BO3 bracket. It was no surprise to see the Thai and Chinese teams dominate this playoff stage. BTRG, the Chinese organization who recently added ex-TYLOO player, Kevin “xccurate” Susanto, dropped down to the lower bracket in stage two, but with 2-1 win over China’s EHOME, they secured themselves a spot in the final four.

The final four teams stand a chance to win their share of the US$25,000 prize pool:

🇹🇭 Lucid Dream
🇨🇳 ViCi Gaming

Matches begin today and viewers can tune in to the UCC twitch channel to catch all the action.

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