Perfect World has announced the first details about the 2019 edition of the CS:GO Asia Championships, featuring $300,000 in prize money.
The event will be held from November 21-24 at an as yet undisclosed venue in Shanghai and will feature eight teams, seven invited and one coming out of a Chinese qualifier.
ENCE, MIBR and TYLOO are the first teams confirmed by Perfect World for the event, with more invites expected to be revealed in the coming weeks. Of the three, only the Chinese side was in attendance at last year's tournament, where they managed to reach the semi-finals.
ENCE invited to the 2019 CS:GO Asia Championships
Natus Vincere won the 2018 CS:GO Asia Championships after beating Virtus.pro in a three-map grand final. It was the second tournament won by the CIS side during their impressive summer run and it earned Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev - who would go on to be named the best player of 2018 - the sixth MVP medal of his career.
The team list for the CS:GO Asia Championships currently looks as follows: