The annual CS:GO event eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia 2019 has revealed their group stage with 16 teams looking to battle it out for the lion’s share in the $100,000 (₹71.7 LAKH) prize pool. The event will pan out in 4 days from November 14-17 in Shanghai, China. Who will emerge victorious this time?

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16 squads will clash in Shanghai China today

Significant changes as compared to last year's event

The eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia 2019 sees a change in the regional slot distribution. The Oceania and Middle East regions both receive 2 slots while the SEA region fields 3 teams. Thailand, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Vietnam, and Hong Kong have their separate regional qualifier. This time, no India qualifier is secured after the scandalous incident in the last year’s event. However, Entity Gaming successfully booked their ticket after defeating Global Esports in the play-offs of the South Asia regional qualifier.

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Entity gaming will represent India in the eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia 2019

Due to various issues, Grayhound Gaming and ORDER could not attend the event. Ground Zero Gaming and Genuine gaming will take their slot and come to the event in Shanghai. With this, the two Chinese powerhouse ViCi Gaming and Tyloo are the two heavy favorites to win the whole tournament.

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After a slow start in the IEM Beijing 2019 event, Tyloo will be the prime candidate to win the eXTREMESLAND CS:GO Asia 2019

While the last year’s champion MVP PK is coming back to defend the title, the Korean squad has gone through various roster changes this year as compared to the last event. Will they show up and defeat the two home favorites and claim a sweet $40,000 (₹28.7 LAKH) as the champion?

Entity Gaming In Group D

The Indian representative has been put into group D together with ViCi Gaming, Revolution, and Bren. While ViCi Gaming is a tough opponent to beat, the other two teams are a good chance for Entity Gaming to put their skills and experience to test. 2 top teams from each bracket will advance to the play-offs.

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Entity Gaming will fight for a ticket to the playoffs over Revolution and Bren

So except for ViCi Gaming, our boys in Entity Gaming need to defeat the two squads from Vietnam and the Philipines. It may not be easy but definitely feasible. Entering the playoffs will guarantee prize money of $4,000 (2.8 LAKH) – almost equal to winning one big CS:GO tournament in India. This will be a good chance to show the world what Indian CS:Go is made of. Best of luck to Entity Gaming in the Shanghai China event today.