The list of the WESG Americas finalists has been released. Eight teams will be battling 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 Due to political circumstances with local embassies, NA and Canadian teams have withdrawn from the event.
The list of the WESG Americas finalists has been released.
Originally slated with twelve teams, including four from North America and Canada, the event is now down to a total of eight teams.
Team NP, Yonge & Finch (Lee “SunBhie” Jeong-jae and Andrew “Jubei” Evelynn), BuLba + 4 (Peter “ppd” Dager, Avery “SVG” Silverman, Arif “MSS” Anwar, Eric “747” Dong and Ravindu “Ritsu” Kodippili) and Ixmike92 (Michael “ixmike88” Ghannam and Michael “MJW” Nguyen) will not be attending after qualifying in their regional events.
Unfortunately, due to the strikes and problems with the Brazilian embassies within the territory of USA and Canada, who have clearly indicated their position after the Olympic Games held in Rio, the winners of the WESG online-qualifiers in the regions of USA and Canada won’t be able to attend the tournament in Brazil. We’re talking about the following squads: Team NP, Yonge & Finch, BuLba + 4 and Ixmike. Thus, the American offline-qualifiers for WESG will be attended by 8 teams.
The event will take place in Sao Paolo, Brazil, October 21-23, overlapping with the first day of the Boston Major open qualifiers starting on October 23rd.
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 offline regional qualifiers
- Eight teams will compete in Sao Paolo, Brazil, over the course of three days, October 21-23
- Expenses are covered related to travelling and accommodation of players
- Six teams will advance to the LAN finals in China
WESG American qualifiers regional prize pool
- 1st place — ￥200,000 (~ $30,067)
- 2nd place — ￥120,000 (~ $18,040)
- 3rd place — ￥60,000 (~ $9,020)
- 4th place — ￥40,000 (~ $6,013)
- 5th -8th place — ￥20,000 (~ $3,006)
(+ tickets to the WESG Global Grand Finals for the top 6 teams)