Infamous had a strong showing as they triumphed at WESG Americas LAN finals. The Peruvian squad outplayed and outlasted the Brazil team kingao+4 (previously under paiN Gaming) 2:1 – taking home a $30,000 prize. Over the course of four days, Infamous and five other teams – kingao+4, Team DileCom, TShow, Vultur and Team One qualified to go to the WESG main event in Shanghai China. The eight teams will battle it out for a share of the $1.5 million prize pool during January.
We won WESG American Qualifier.Im not so happy,because IWant toWin playing Dota2 not coaching,but I hope Valve get unban me. #infamous#Valve pic.twitter.com/2G5VTtymiv
— ztok- (@ztokdota) October 24, 2016
The WESG Americas LAN finals have come to an exciting conclusion – bestowing the Peruvian team Infamous a title, giving the notorious support player Jesus “Ztok” Carhuaricra a chance to compete and secure a Dota 2 trophy. Ztok had been banned from Valve events when caught up in a matchfixing scandallast February. The player has since been coaching the team instead of competing.
The team from Peru had taken the top spot in the group with a flawless 3:0 record – not dropping a single match.
Their success granted them a direct place at the main event in China and seeded into the second round of playoffs. They then bested TShow 2:1 to advance to the grand finals and then overpowered kingao+4 (formerly known as paiN-Gaming) 2:1 for the trophy and title.
Infamous, kingao+4, Team DileCom, TShow, Vultur and Team One will head East to Shanghai for the main event and $1.5 million prize pool scheduled for January.
Eight teams battled it out in Sao Paolo, Brazil, October 21-23 for the six spots available at the WESG finals in Shanghai, China, set to take place in January 2017. Due to political circumstances with local embassies, NA and Canadian teams had withdrawn from the event.
WESG Americas finalists
- Americas Qualifier: Team One
- Mexico Qualifier: Learn2Gank
- South America Qualifier: Rebirth Esports
- Peru Qualifier: Infamous Gaming/Dilecom
- Argentina Qualifier: Vultur Team
- Brazil Qualifier: paiN-Gaming/TShow
WESG American qualifiers regional prize pool
- 1st place — ￥200,000 (~ $30,067) – Infamous
- 2nd place — ￥120,000 (~ $18,040) – Kingao+4
- 3rd place — ￥60,000 (~ $9,020) – Team DileCom
- 4th place — ￥40,000 (~ $6,013) – T Show
- 5th -6th place — ￥20,000 (~ $3,006) – Vultur/ Team One
- 7th -8th place — ￥20,000 (~ $3,006) – Rebirth eSports/ Learn2Gank
(+ tickets to the WESG Global Grand Finals for the top 6 teams)