Shanghai Major Announced for 2024

Published: Nov 13, 2023

The CS Asia Championships have wrapped up and Perfect World have announced the Shanghai Major for 2024 – read on to learn more about the announcement and the recent CS Asia Championships event.

CS Asia Championships 2023 Overview

With the $500.000 tournament coming to an end, we can reflect on different teams’ performances and the event’s organization as a whole. Don’t miss out on any upcoming events and check out our CS2 tournaments page to keep yourself up-to-date on future tournaments.

FaZe Win Again

FaZe have been unstoppable since the professional scene’s switch from CS:GO to CS2. Led by Finn “karrigan” Andersen, the squad is currently on a 15-match win streak, during which they’ve amassed three tournament trophies and $600.000 in prize money.

Meanwhile, MOUZ, ENCE, and Astralis round out the event’s top four, with each squad showing promise in some of their performances.

  • MOUZ: defeated Astralis and came second to the current best team in the world
  • ENCE: came extremely close to beating FaZe in their semi-final, despite playing with a stand-in (VLDN instead of dycha)
  • Astralis: bested ENCE in the group stage and pushed MOUZ to the limit in their semi-final matchup

In just over a week FaZe will have the chance to further extend their historic run at the BLAST Fall Finals in Copenhagen. The event will take place from Nov. 22 – Nov. 26 at the infamous Royal Arena. Make sure to visit our CS2 gambling page to learn how to bet on the event.

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China – Valve Investing in the Region

Players attending the CS Asia Championships have been very outspoken about how good the fans were, constantly cheering them on inside the arena and queueing for hours to get their gaming gear signed by their favourite pros.

Moreover, the tournament ran quite smoothly, despite the tight playoff schedule, where the Grand Final and the semi-finals took place on the same day. Any technical issues were resolved very quickly, which bodes well for any events to be held in Shanghai in the future.

Overall, Valve is rather content by the organization of the event, which explains their interest in future events.

2024 Shanghai Major – First Major in Asia

That brings us to the recent announcement – the second CS2 Major of 2024 is heading to Shanghai, China.

Perfect World, who have a strong reputation hosting some fantastic CS events in the past, have been given the responsibility and pleasure of hosting the Major after March – the press release simply confirmed the venue and the event actually happening.

The historic event will be the first Counter-Strike Major tournament held in Asia. It has been reported earlier this year that the Perfect World Shanghai Major 2024 will be organized in partnership with PGL, who have previously hosted three CS:GO Majors, and are running the upcoming CS2 Copenhagen Major in Spring of 2024. However, keep in mind that there has been no official announcement confirming the collaboration.

Bruno Sobieraj

Since: September 16, 2023

My name is Bruno and my love for Counter-Strike was sparked when the Polish Virtus.pro was plowing through opponents from 2014 to 2018. Since then, I’ve been dreaming of working in esports and here I am.

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