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Mousesports dominate ENCE to win CSGO Asia Championships 2019 – Final Placements

Published: 24/Nov/2019 16:54 Updated: 24/Nov/2019 16:55

by Scott Robertson

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Mousesports came back from near elimination against homecrowd favorite ENCE to eventually win the CSGO Asia Championships tournament, along with the $250,000 prize.

This is mousesports’ first major championship in over a year, and the first since completely overhauling their lineup back in March.

Mous is definitely in the house. The international mousesports lineup finished the long road through the playoffs in deciding fashion, with a dominant 2-0 grand finals win against ENCE.

This victory came from the jaws of defeat, as mousesports found themselves down one game to homecrowd favorites TYLOO in the semifinals, and trailing the second game 15-8 on Inferno.

Mousesports responded with seven impressive rounds in a row, with clutches coming from all members of the squad. 

That momentum carried them into their third map, another close affair, which they narrowly won 16-14 to advance to the grand finals.

Both ENCE and Mouz were looking to etch their first win with the new rosters. ENCE especially were looking to finally end the discussion about the departed Aleksi ‘Aleksib’ Virolainen; a subject which came up again this tournament during a tremendously awkward interview segment.

Despite the grand finals loss, ENCE still had an impressive tournament, as did TyLoo, who defeated G2 Esports and MIBR, and were just a round away from beating mousesports and going to the grand finals.

For Evil Geniuses, MIBR, and AVANGAR, they will have top hop on planes and fly all the way back to Arlington, Texas in the United States, as they all compete in the ECS Season 8 finals.

The tournament was organized and hosted by Perfect World CSGO and PGL.

CS:GO Asia Championships 2019 – Final Placements

Place Team Cash Prize
1st mousesports $250,000
2nd ENCE $100,000
3rd/4th TYLOO $50,000
3rd/4th MIBR $50,000
5th/6th Evil Geniuses $16,500
5th/6th AVANGAR $16,500
7th/8th G2 Esports $8,500
7th/8th Vici Gaming $8,500
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Report: Valve cancel upcoming 2021 CSGO Major

Published: 5/Dec/2020 11:20

by Calum Patterson

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CS:GO publishers Valve have scrapped plans for the game’s next Major tournament, which was set for May 2021, according to an email sent out to organizers.

According to a report from HLTV, the Major that was due to take place May 10-23 will no longer go ahead, presumably due to the global health crisis and travel restrictions, with Valve expecting impacts to still be felt in six months.

This was also why the previous Major, ESL One Rio 2020, which was meant to have taken place in September, was canceled. In the announcement from ESL, they stated “While Valve is currently not able to say when and how Majors will return, as soon as they do we’ll work to bring the Major to Rio.”

In the email to organizers, Valve explained their plans in more detail, including confirming a Major to be held in Europe later in 2021 has been agreed with a partner and venue.

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The ESL One Rio major was canceled in 2020.

CSGO Major in 2021

“We are still disentangling our prior commitments,” Valve said, “and currently have both a partner and an EU venue designated for a Major later in 2021.

“Assuming it makes sense to proceed, the event will take place October 25-November 7 with a potential play-in event October 23-24.”

The last Major was StarLadder Berlin, which concluded with Astralis’ victory in September 2019. That means that it could be a full two years since the previous Major before we see another. With plans for it to take place in Europe, it means that all of the last four Majors will have been held in the continent.

In the email sent to tournament organizers and obtained by HLTV, Valve added that it “doesn’t have any new information about the Regional Major Ranking (RMR)” system, but welcomed feedback from the recipients.

At least in the meantime, while there are no Majors, CS:GO just launched it’s new Operation, Broken Fang, after much anticipation, adding a wealth of new content and features.