ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Open Asia 2019 – Viewers Guide

by Kai Lih

Here is a quick overview of the prestigious Asian CS:GO tournament we all look forward to every year, eXTREMESLAND 2019!

For the fourth year in a row, the event will be hosted in Shanghai, China between Nov 14th – 17th. Like all previous years, eXTREMESLAND will feature sixteen of the best teams from around the APAC region. CSGO2ASIA is proud to be a media partner once again, and we will bring to you live coverage over the course of four days. Our Chief Editor, Nikhil “nikh” Hathiramani and senior contributor, Alex “flam3z” Deng will be on-site, so be sure to follow our Twitter and Instagram for all the latest updates!

Regional Format Changes

Unlike previous editions, there has been a slight adjustment to the qualifiers. Oceania and the Middle East were each given two slots to the main event while Southeast Asia was handed three. The rest of the countries had their own national qualifier while teams in South Asia had to fight for only one spot. Unfortunately, ZeGg Esports could not attend the South Asia qualifier due to visa issues, and both Grayhound and ORDER had to withdraw as the main event clashes with the ESL Pro League S10 APAC matches, granting one team a spot to the ESL Pro League Finals later this year.

Grand Finals

MVP PK are back and are looking to defend their title after cruising their way through the Korean qualifiers. However, things are not going to be easy bright for the fresh Korean line-up. The two China powerhouses TYLOO and ViCi are looking prime to claim the trophy for their own. Can MVP regain their form in time to fend off the Chinese? Or can a darkhorse team like Alpha Red or Demise steal the trophy from right under their noses?

On a lighter note, for this year’s edition of eXTREMESLAND, there will be English talent on-site to handle the English broadcast of the tournament for the very first time. Announced earlier this week, the desk features Sudhen “bleh” Wahengbam in his first-ever appearance at the coveted Asian event.

Official Streams

🇬🇧 Primary: https://twitch.tv/extremeslandasia
🇬🇧 Secondary: https://twitch.tv/extremeslandvicestage
🇨🇳 Primary: https://www.huya.com/11718629

Be sure to tune in starting this Thursday, November 14th at 11:00 (SGT). All opening group stage matches will be played in a best-of-one format, with decider and elimination games as best-of-three.

Groups & Schedule

The teams have been split into the following four groups determined from seeding:

Group AGroup BGroup CGroup D

Below is the planned schedule for eXTREMESLAND 2019:

MatchTeam ATeam BFormatDateStart FinishStream
1TYLOOGenuineBO114th November11:0012:30Main
2AbsoluteYallaBO114th November 11:0012:30Secondary
3MVP.PKLaZeBO114th November 12:3014:00Main
4Alpha RedAUGUSTBO114th November 12:3014:00Secondary
5Ground ZeroB.O.O.TBO114th November 14:0015:30Main
6DemiseENZOBO114th November 14:0015:30Secondary
7VGRevolutionBO114th November 15:3017:00Main
8EntityBRENBO114th November 15:3017:00Secondary
9#1 Winner#2 WinnerBO114th November 17:0018:30Main
10#3 Winner#4 WinnerBO114th November 17:0018:30Secondary
11#5 Winner#6 WinnerBO114th November18:3020:00Main
12#7 Winner#8 WinnerBO114th November 18:3020:00Secondary
13#1 Loser#2 LoserBO315th November 10:0013:00Main
14#3 Loser#4 LoserBO315th November 10:0013:00Secondary
15#5 Loser#6 LoserBO315th November 13:0016:00Main
16#7 Loser#8 LoserBO315th November 13:0016:00Secondary
17#9 Loser#13 WinnerBO315th November 16:0019:00Main
18#10 Loser#14 WinnerBO315th November 16:0019:00Secondary
19#11 Loser#15 Winner BO315th November 19:0022:00Main
20#12 Loser#16 WinnerBO315th November 19:0022:00Secondary
21Group A Seed 1Group B Seed 2BO316th November 10:0013:00Main
22Group C Seed 1Group D Seed 2BO316th November 13:0016:00Main
23Group B Seed 1Group A Seed 2BO316th November 16:0019:00Main
24Group D Seed 1Group C Seed 2BO316th November 19:0022:00Main
25#21 Winner#22 WinnerBO317th November 11:0014:00Main
26#23 Winner#24 WinnerBO317th November 14:0018:00Main
27#25 Winner#26 WinnerBO317th November 18:0021:00Main

Prize Pool distribution:

1st – $40,000
2nd – $20,000
3-4th – $8,000
5-8th – $4,000
9-12th – $1,000
13-16th – $1,000

CSGO2ASIA is an official media partner for this year’s eXTREMESLAND Asia CS:GO Open 2019. Be sure to follow us on our social media for all the latest updates!

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