CSGO Asia Championships 2019

Adam Boothe

Monday, November 18, 2019 6:59 PM UTC

Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 6:59 PM UTC

Will we continue to not see a Chinese CSGO team make a run?
<div><p>Two weeks ago Beijing hosted an IEM tournament and my subtitle was – 'could a Chinese team make a run?' Well we got an answer to that question pretty quickly... no. The two Chinese squads, Tyloo and Vici, finished in 7th – 8th (tied for last) and won one map between the two of them out of 11 played; Vici taking a 16-13 victory over Ence on Inferno. Given that the Finns are 0-5 on that map since Sunny joined, I would not say this is anything too impressive. There has been some voices remarking that Asian CSGO was improving in recent years, which I suppose is true, but over the whole of 2019 has not achieved anything remarkable short of Vici's little stint at Katowice. Reminder that Tyloo reached the top15 in the world by HLTV rankings in 2016, but have not returned there in the three years since.</p><p>Alright so this week four European teams are attending, Evil Geniuses and Made in Brazil represent the Americas, and then our two resident Chinese clubs. I find it entirely hilarious that a tournament called the Asia Championships would only feature 25% of the field from Asia. At this time, only a few places have match lines up, Pinnacle being one of them. I am going to post a couple of those now and will wait on the other books tomorrow.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;&lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/CAC2019?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#CAC2019&lt;/a&gt; Group determined&lt;br /&gt;Match-ups:&lt;br /&gt;Group A&lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/G2esports?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@G2esports&lt;/a&gt; vs &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/tyloogaming?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@tyloogaming&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/EvilGeniuses?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@EvilGeniuses&lt;/a&gt; vs &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/mibr?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@mibr&lt;/a&gt; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Group B&lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/ENCE?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@ENCE&lt;/a&gt; vs &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/VICI?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@VICI&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/avangarkz?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@avangarkz&lt;/a&gt; vs &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/mousesports?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@mousesports&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/Crd7INQLqF\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/Crd7INQLqF&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— CSGO_PerfectWorld (@CPerfectworld) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/CPerfectworld/status/1196430546726879235?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;November 18, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><p><strong>Match Bets:</strong></p><p>- Ence (-1.5 ) v Vici @ 1.86 [<a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=168&amp;a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ bookmaker">Pinnacle</a>]</p><p>- MIBR (+1.5) v EG @ 1.66 [Pinnacle]</p><p> </p><p>The other two opening matches I'll post on Twitter tomorrow. Here are a couple of outrights I have taken:</p><p>- Region of Winner = Europe &amp; CIS @ 1.80 [<a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in the game with Unibet">Unibet</a>]</p><p>- To Win Outright = G2 @ 10.00 [<a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Well rated bookmaker">Bet365</a>]</p><p>- To Win Outright = Mousesports @ 5.00 [Bet365]</p><p>- To Reach the Final = G2 @ 5.00 [Bet365]</p><p>- To Reach the Final = Avangar @ 9.00 [Bet365]</p><p> </p><p>The way the tournament is set-up, I am banking on G2 being one of the three teams to move out of Group A and Avangar and Mousesports being two of the three teams moving out of Group B. If a team wins their opening match they are guaranteed to go through to the playoffs. There are a number of ways this could play out both favourably or unfavourably, however it will be very difficult for there not to be a good hedge opportunity on these three teams at these prices. The most overpriced team is Ence, and underpriced team is G2. Both teams are playing the two weakest in Vici and Tyloo so why the huge discrepancy? Several of these teams have had a few weeks off to practice so we could see a new run of form from a couple! EG is certainly the club to beat, but a 3.0 on their outright is more where I had them priced rather than the 2.2-2.5 we see now. I think a best case scenario would be G2 meeting in Ence in one quarter-final, winning it and then playing Avangar or Mousesports, who beat EG in the other quarter-final, in the final! It's fun to dream...</p><p>Once again this week we will be treated to only best-of-threes for the duration of the tournament. One thing to note is that as the tourny is taking place in China, some of the matches will be in the middle of the night for us North American and European viewers. If you have another play in mind that you would like me to take a look at, contact me anytime throughout the week [<a href="https://twitter.com/Lockeqwerty" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">lockeqwerty</a>].</p><p style="text-align:center"><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=168&amp;a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3"><img alt src="https://images-production-euw2-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5d582dcf927b95968483da5f/original-10-bet-new-customer-welcome-bonus" style="width:100%" /></a></p></div>
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