The Extremesland CS:GO 2018 returns for their third installment, bringing in 15 of the best CS:GO teams from 14 different countries to fight for the lion's share of the $100000 prize pool and the right to be hailed as Asia's finest.
The Asian Finals will be held from October 18-21 at Shanghai, China.
A LAN of opportunities
The tournament’s format comprises of one representative per country/region with the exception of China which has two. Regardless, the level of competition is still respectable with prominent teams coming their way such as MVP PK from Korea, B.O.O.T-dream[S]cape from Singapore, Australian Chiefs Esports Club representing Oceania and defending Extremesland Champions and hometown favorites Flash Gaming.
Knowing that CS:GO is dominated by Western teams, Extremesland’s format gives smaller teams a great opportunity to participate at a big LAN tournament.
Fans from Turkey were joyed after the organizers gave the country a slot for the first time in Extremesland’s three years of operations. However, qualifier winners Royal Bandits Esports backed out of the tournament primarily due to visa issues.
The tournament organizers haven’t announced a late replacement to complete the original 16 team lineup. As far as the brackets go, their first opponent TNC Pro Team was already given a default win, hinting that the now 15 team LAN will continue without a replacement.
Extremesland will kick off with a double elimination group stage dividing the participants into four groups. Group D featuring BOOT DS, Executioners and TNC Pro Team. However, the group will be left with three teams after the incident with Royal Bandits Esports.
Top two of each groups will advance to the BO3 knock out playoffs.
Here is the complete lineup of The Extremesland Asia CS:GO 2018.
🇹🇼 Sad Story
🇰🇷 MVP PK
🇵🇭 TNC Pro Team
🇦🇺 Chiefs Esports
🇨🇳 Flash Gaming
🇹🇭 Beyond Esports
🇯🇵 SZ Absolute
🇮🇳 OpTic India
🇦🇪 NASR Esports
🇨🇳 5POWER Gaming
🇹🇷 Royal Bandits Esports