Returning after a short hiatus, the CS2 Asia Championships builds on the legacy of CS events hosted by Perfect World. In this CS2 Asia Championships betting preview, we’re taking a closer look at the 8 participating teams, the betting sites, the thrilling $500,000 prize pool and how to bet on this S-Tier CS2 event – let’s dive in!
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With the CS2 Asia Championship event incoming, here’s a look at the tournament overview:
|Series||CS2 Asia Championships|
|Start Date||8th November|
|End Date||12th November|
|Venue||Perfect World Esports Center (Group Stage), Yuanshen Stadium (Playoffs)|
CS2 Asia Championships Outright Odds
Here’s a quick look at how the top 8 teams have been ranked according to GG.Bet Esports:
|Teams||GG.Bet Outright Odds|
|Ninjas in Pyjamas||+2000|
|Lynn Vision Gaming||+50000|
Outright odds were provided by GG.Bet Esports on Oct. 25. Odds are subject to change.
Format and Schedule
From 8th November to 12th November, there are two stages of competition to look forward to.
First, a Group Stage has the teams split into two double-elimination format (GSL) Groups between 8-9th November with a familiar format used in other CS2 tournaments:
- Two groups of four teams each
- Opening matches are BO1, and the following matches are BO3
- Group Stage Winners advance to the Semifinals
- Group Stage Runners-Up advance to the Quarterfinals as High Seeds
- Group Stage 3rd place advance to the Quarterfinals as Low Seeds
Once the top 6 teams are in the Playoffs, a BO3 single-elimination bracket between 11-12th November crowns a new Asia Championships Winner.
Teams at the Asia Championships 2023
Apart from six international invites, two local Asian teams who’ve earned seeds through the Perfect World Premier League Season 5 are challenging them at this CS2 betting opportunity:
- Invited – Astralis, ENCE, FaZe Clan, G2 Esports, MOUZ, Ninjas in Pyjamas
- PPL Season 5 – Lynn Vision Gaming, TYLOO
Of note, Team Liquid were originally invited to compete in this event, but withdrew a few weeks before the event kick-off, being replaced by Ninjas in Pyjamas.
- Nov. 11 05:00 – 2nd Place Group B Team vs Lynn Vision
- Nov. 11 08:00 – ENCE vs 3rd Place Group B
- Nov .12 05:00 – Astralis vs [2nd Place Group B Team/Lynn Vision]
- Nov. 12 08:00 – [1st Place Group B Team vs [ENCE vs 3rd Place Group B]
- Nov. 12 11:00 – [Team] vs [Team]
History of CS2 Asia Championship 2023
|Iteration of CS Asia Championship||Winner||2nd Place|
The vision for the CS Asia Championship has always remained consistent – pitting some of the best Counter-Strike teams against the best which Asia has to offer at an Asian Venue with a live crowd.
Throwing up an exciting prize pool, starting with a generous $300,000 in 2018, the new event series from Perfect World was very successful from the start. Moreover, in 2018, Chinese representative TYLOO managed to break through to the Semifinals.
Carrying this momentum into 2019, $500,000 were thrown up and the event was hosted with exactly the same parameters and venue. Once again, at this event, TYLOO managed to make it to the Semifinals, but sadly no further.
Now, with the 2023 iteration on the horizon, the event returns after 3 years of hiatus. In addition, the event is one of many to kickstart the launch of CS2 over CSGO.
Will an Asian team win the CS2 Asia Championships this year? Similar to previous iterations, it’s unlikely for any Asian teams to win considering the strength of the international competition invited as predicted by the best CS2 gambling sites.
How to Bet on CS2 Asia Championships
New to betting on Counter-Strike 2? If so, it’s not too different from CSGO betting, and all of the essential differences are outlined in our comprehensive CS2 betting guide which describes the betting markets available, the odds available and some top tips.
Watch the CS2 Asia Championships Live
As an event set in Asia, there are a number of local Asian streams to consider apart from the international English-speaking broadcast. Here are a few links to consider for your CS2 Asia Championships betting: