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.
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.
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:
Below is the planned schedule for eXTREMESLAND 2019:
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!