- What: CS2 Asia Championship 2023
- Where: Perfect World Esports Center and Yuanshen Stadium in Shanghai, China
- Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2023 – Sunday, November 12, 2023
- How to Watch: Twitch
The 2023 Counter-Strike 2 Asia Championship takes place between November 8 and November 12, 2023, in Shanghai, China. Eight teams will be in contention for the title. The total prize pool for the event is $500,000. The winning team takes home $250,000, while the runner-up earns $100,000.
Six of the eight teams participating in the CS2 Asia Championship earned direct invitations to the event. Those squads were: Astralis, ENCE, FaZe, G2 Esports, MOUZ, and Ninjas in Pyjamas. Lynn Vision earned their spot by winning Perfect World Arena Premier League Season 5. The eighth team, 5yclone, made their way into the event as the runner-up in that event.
The Group Stage of the CS2 Asia Championship, which takes place at Perfect World Esports Center, consists of two double-elimination format groups of four teams. The opening matches of the Group Stage are best-of-one, and the following matchups are best-of-three. The Playoffs, which are at Yuanshen Stadium, are all best-of-three matches.
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CS2 Asia Championships 2023 betting picks
|To Win 2023 CS2 Asia Championship|
|Ninjas in Pyjamas||+800||+2000||+800|
Playing out of Germany, G2 Esports picked up two $400,000 prizes earlier this year, winning the Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2023 in February and the Intel Extreme Masters Cologne 2023 in August. The team is coming off a strong performance at the recent Intel Extreme Masters Sydney 2023, where they placed 3rd-4th. Before that, G2 Esports finished in 3rd-4th place at BLAST Premier: Fall European Showdown 2023, which wrapped up on October 8.
The betting favorites for this event, G2 Esports is one of the highest-ranked CS:GO teams in the world. The squad has played together since the team added two new members in August 2022.
The co-betting favorites, ENCE were among the top teams heading into the recent IEM Sydney Masters 2023 event. However, the Finnish team fell to FaZe Clan in the quarterfinals and bowed out in 5th-6th place. While ENCE only has one big win to its name in 2023, they took home $100,000 for their first-place finish at IEM Masters Dallas in June. The squad also has two runner-up finishes in recent tournaments. ENCE finished second to G2 Esports at IEM Masters Cologne in early August and then finished in second to Team Vitality at Gamers8 2023. In more recent action, ENCE placed 3rd-4th at the BLAST Premier: Fall European Showdown 2023 event earlier this month.
ENCE has been playing together since 2022. The only member to join the club in 2023 is NertZ.
If you’re looking to bet on a team with momentum heading into the 2023 Counter-Strike 2 Asia Championship, look no further than Faze Clan. The American team is coming off a victory over Complexity Gaming at the Intel Extreme Masters Sydney 2023, which wrapped up on Sunday, October 22. FaZe Clan beat ENCE 2-0 in the quarterfinals of that event and then downed MOUZ in the semis, also 2-0. The victory earned the club $100,000 and an entry into the IEM Katowice 2024 tournament. FaZe Clan was +700 to win the event.
The victory follows some tough finishes for the club, who placed 9th-12th in the ESL Pro League 18, 9th-16th at Gamers8, and 9th-12th at Intel Extreme Masters Cologne 2023. Earlier in 2023, FaZe Clan took home $1 million after winning the Intel Grand Slam Season 4.
Best bet to win 2023 Counter-Strike 2 Asia Championship
While FaZe Clan is not the betting favorite to win the 2023 CS2 Asia Championship, the team enters the event with a lot of momentum. For that reason, and the fact that they present some betting value, they are our betting pick to walk away with the title.
Best betting pick: FaZe Clan to win 2023 CS2 Asia Championship.
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