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Seven more slots left as both Chinese & Oceania qualifiers for ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND 2019 draw close

Aditya Singh Rawat
3/Oct/2019 12:06 pm

The ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND 2019 main event scheduled to take place from 14th-17th November in Shanghai is left with only seven more slots, as the remaining regional qualifiers conclude in the coming days. As one of the biggest Asian CS:GO annual tournaments, it witnesses the top teams from various regions of Asia coming together to compete for a total prize pool of $100,000 with the winning team holding the unofficial title of being the best in Asia.


With more than half of the regional qualifiers coming to an end, let’s take a quick look at the teams that have locked down their slots and are bound to fly out to Shanghai for the grand event.

Japan

The Japanese qualifier came to an end a few weeks back with Absolute making its way through to the main event. The same team had made it to Shanghai last time around as well, but back then they were under the SCARZ organization. Let’s see if this time they are able to make it to the playoffs or not.

Middle East

From the Middle East qualifier, we will be witnessing a total of two teams as compared to just a single team that got through last year.

While it was NASR representing the region last time around, finishing as the runners-up of the tournament. This time it will be YaLLa Esports and Demise representing the region after a shocking early exit by NASR was witnessed on the second day of the qualifier.


South Asia

After the incident that took place last year involving Forsaken, the organizers cut the Indian qualifiers and instead combined a few regions together to give rise to the South Asia qualifier. Despite this, Entity Gaming from India came through as the victors of the regional qualifier and will be present at Shanghai to represent both India and South Asia region.


South-East Asia

Same as last year three teams from the SEA region make its way to the main event. While both B.O.O.T-d[S] and Bren Esports (ex-TNC Pro Team) once again make their way to Shanghai, replacing the Malaysian team, FrostFire will be the Singaporean side of Long Amazing Zebra Ears. It will be interesting to see how the new entrant performs at the main stage.


Taiwan, Hong Kong & Macau

The two winners, ENZO representing Hong Kong & Macau, and ahq e-Sports Club representing Taiwan went up against each other last week with ENZO taking down ahq ‘3-1’ in a hard-fought five-game series. Last time Taiwan had a separate qualifier with Sad Story making its way to Shanghai, but sadly the team was nowhere to be seen this time.

Vietnam

Representing Vietnam in Shanghai will be Team Revolution led by their IGL, Giang ‘Rambutan’ Pham. As Vietnam witnesses the same team representing them once again, the line-up has undergone a bit of a change with their star AWPer, Ngo ‘crazyguy’ Anh Cong no longer with the squad.


These are the teams who have made their way to the main event. With regions like China, Korea, Mongolia, Oceania, and Thailand, still left to play out their respective regional qualifiers.

Region
Team
China
TBD
China
TBD
Japan
Absolute
Korea
TBD
Middle East
Demise
Middle East
YaLLa eSports
Mongolia
TBD
Oceania
TBD
Oceania
TBD
South Asia
Entity Gaming
South-East Asia
B.O.O.T-d[S]
South-East Asia
Bren Esports
South-East Asia
Long Amazing Zebra Ears
Taiwan, Hong Kong & Macau
ENZO
Thailand
TBD
Vietnam
Revolution


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Aditya Singh Rawat is the in-house CS:GO editor at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.