ViCi booked the last spot at the CS:GO Asia Championships after beating EHOME in three maps in the grand final of the Chinese qualifier.
Zhuo “advent” Liang‘s side defeated EHOME for CS:GO Asia Championships 2019 China closed qualifiers this weekend, returning to a world stage, six months after their last big event appearance, at IEM Sydney.
The Chinese team, who have been trying out Yi “JamYoung” Yang as a replacement for Tao “Franke19” Deng, began the best-of-five series with a convincing victory on their map pick, Inferno, after securing an 11-4 lead on the Terrorist side.
ViCi followed that up on Mirage after coming back from 6-9 down despite EHOME’s best efforts. Nuke was also a tightly-contested affair from the offset, but ViCi managed to fend off a late comeback effort from EHOME to lock down the map in the final round of regulation.
ViCi will join seven other teams, including fellow Chinese side TYLOO, at the CS: GO Asia Championships, which will be held in Shanghai from November 20-24. A total of $500,000 will be on offer at the Chinese tournament, which was won by Natus Vincere last year.
The qualification adds to an already busy schedule for ViCi and will be their third LAN event of the month. Next week, the team will be taking part in IEM Beijing, an event headlined by the current top two sides in the world, Evil Geniuses and Astralis. On November 14, they will attend the eXTREMESLAND 2019 Asia Finals, also in Shanghai, where they will be one of the favorites alongside TYLOO.
The final team list for the CS:GO Asia Championships looks as follows:
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