Updated: November 13

The stage is set in Shanghai as the CS2 Asia Championships 2023 kicks off on November 8. Eight of the best professional Counter-Strike teams will fly to China for this high-intensity S-Tier professional Counter-Strike 2 tournament spanning across four days.

With a $500,000 prize pool on the line and $250,000 going to the winner, there's everything to play for! Read on for full details on the competition, including the format, schedule, streams, and current standings.

CS Asia Championships 2023: Format

The CS Asia Championships 2023 is a super condensed and intense tournament, starting on November 8 and ending on November 12. It's split into two main phases. Take a look below:

Group Stage - November 8 - 9

  • Eight teams are split into two double-elimination groups.
  • Opening matches are Bo1, and all following matches are Bo3.
  • The top three teams from each group advance: The Group Stage winners automatically advance to the semifinals, while the runners-up progress to the quarterfinals as High Seeds and the 3rd-place teams are the Low Seeds.

Playoffs - November 11 - 12

  • Six teams compete in a single-elimination bracket.
  • All matches are Bo3.

CS2 Asia Championships 2023: Teams

Eight squads will participate in this S-Tier Counter-Strike competition. Six were pre-invited, while two runners-up from PPL Season 5 (Wings Up Gaming and TYLOO) have replaced former participants Team Liquid and G2 Esports, who couldn't make it to the competition.

Here is the full line-up for the CS2 Asia Championships 2023 and their player rosters by in-game ID.

  • Astralis: blameF, dev1ce, Buzz, Staehr, b0RUP
  • ENCE: Snappi, maden, SunPayus, NertZ, VLDN
  • FaZe Clan: rain, borky, Twistzz, karrigan, ropz
  • MOUZ: frozen, torzsi, xertioN, siuhy, Jimpphat
  • Ninjas in Pyjamas: REZ, k0nfig, es3tag, headtr1ck
  • Lynn Vision Gaming: westmelon, z4kr, Starry, EmiliaQAQ, Jee
  • TYLOO: advent, kaze, Jamyoung, Mercury, Moseyuh
  • Wings Up Gaming: Ian, gas, ChildKing, flying, Marek

CS2 Asia Championships 2023: Schedule

Here is the full schedule for the CS2 Asia Championships 2023, including the Group Phase and the Playoffs. All times listed will be in PHT, and match winners will be in bold. The schedule for the playoff games will be added at a later date.

CS2 Asia Championships 2023: Playoffs Schedule

November 11 (Quarterfinals)

  • 12:00 PM: MOUZ vs. Lynn Vision
  • 3:00 PM: Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. ENCE

November 12 (Semifinals)

  • 12:00 PM: Astralis vs. MOUZ
  • 3:00 PM: FaZe Clan vs. ENCE

November 13 (Grand Final)

  • 6:00 PM: FaZe Clan vs. MOUZ

CS2 Asia Championships 2023: Venues and Streams

The CS2 Asia Championships 2023 is a LAN tournament hosted in Shanghai, China. The initial Group Stage will be held at the Perfect World Esports Stadium, while the final two-day Playoffs will take place at the Yuanshen Stadium.

If you want to watch the games, they'll all be streamed exclusively on bilibili.com. If any other streaming platforms open up, we'll review and update this section accordingly.

CS2 Asia Championships 2023: Standings and Prize Pool Distribution


Team (s)

Prize Money


FaZe Clan





3rd - 4th

ENCE, Astralis


5th - 6th

Lynn Vision Gaming, Ninjas in Pyjamas


7th - 8th

TYLOO, Wings Up Gaming


Final Thoughts

That was all our information on the CS2 Asia Championships, beginning on November 8 and ending on November 12. We're keen to see which team will clutch the win at this first CS2 Asia Championships event hosted by Perfect World.

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