The WESG Europe Qualifiers continue throughout the rest of the month. Last night the stacked WESG Danish qualifiers concluded. Imperial and Denmark (AngeL, Maelk, Solen, MasterRisk) have both qualified. Imperial swept through the veteran Denmark 2:0 in the grand finals for the top seed. In the German qualifiers which ended the other night, Zero Hoots Given (Chill-, Jabbz, EDE) upset Germany (qojqva, FATA-, Khezu, Qupe, Kuroky) 2:0 for the top seed. Both teams will be present in Kiev.
The Benelux and Norway qualifiers continue today, September 16th, while the Ukraine qualifiers will just be kicking off. One team from Benelux and Norway and two teams from Ukraine will advance to the offline regional qualifiers in Kiev, Ukraine, in October.
Imperial – cruised through the qualifiers without dropping a single match and then wiped through Maelk’s old school stack 2:0 to take the first seed in the qualifiers.
Zero Hoots Given – ( featuring lesser known professional players) seized one of the spots in the offline finals in Kiev, Ukraine for Germany. The stack wiped out Abraxas then cleaned up the favorites – Germany (qojqva, FATA-, Khezu, Qupe, Kuroky) 2:0 for their top seed spot.
The Benelux and Norway qualifiers continue today featuring SexyBamboe and Singsing’s stack.
Ukraine qualifiers will begin later tonight featuring over 40 teams including Team Ukraine (Dendi, V1lat, General, Resolution, Artstyle and ALWAYSWANNAFLY), Ukrainian Cossacks (OneLuckyDay, Cema, ALOHADANCE, Mag, Icerberg, fn) and MoonRaizers (Funn1k’s stack).
Seven more teams will advance throughout the rest of the month. A total of 20 teams will fly to Kiev, Ukraine, for the offline European and CIS qualifiers scheduled for October 6th-9th.
Back in March, Alisports announced a new tournament – WESG (World Electronic Sports Games). The event was reported to feature various disciplines, including Dota 2 and CS:GO, with $1.5 million prize pools each – boasting a $5.5 million total prize fund across all the gaming divisions featured. The LAN Finals are set to take place in Shanghai, China, in December.
WESG Europe and CIS offline regional qualifiers
- Twenty teams will compete in Kiev, Ukraine, between October 6th-9th.
- Expenses related to travelling and accommodation of players are covered.
- Eight teams will advance to the LAN finals in China.
WESG Europe and CIS offline regional qualifiers teams
- South-Eastern Europe Qualifier – Team Romania (featuring ComeWithMe, Ar1sE, bOne7, Masakary, and iLLusionisT)
- Adriatican Qualifier – LVLUP (Serbian team featuring pwN, kole, Buktop)
- Central European Qualifier – NecroRaisers (Czech Republic)
- Swedish Qualifier – Horde – (featuring s4, Akke, Limmp, Solitude and Pablo)
- Swedish Qualifier – Team_Team – (featuring Loda, EGM, Handsken, jonassomfan and mlCKe)
- Northern European & CIS Qualifier – Paragon eSports (Belarus)
- Russian Qualifiers – Comanche
- Russian Qualifiers – Fantastic Five
- British, Irish and Icelandic Qualifier – XENEX Gaming (Great Britain)
- German Qualifier – Zero Hoots Given (Chill-, Jabbz, EDE)
- German Qualifier – Germany (qojqva, FATA-, Khezu, Qupe, Kuroky)
- Danish Qualifier – Imperial
- Danish Qualifier – Denmark (AngeL, Maelk, Solen, MasterRisk)
- Norwegian Qualifier – TBD
- Ukrainian Qualifier – TBD
- Ukrainian Qualifier – TBD
- Polish Qualifier – TBD
- French and Monacan Qualifier – TBD
- Iberian Qualifier – TBD
- Benelux Qualifier – TBD
WESG Europe and CIS regional qualifiers 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 eight teams)
WESG Shanghai Finals prize pool
- 1st place — $800,000
- 2nd place — $400,000
- 3rd place — $200,000
- 4th place — $60,000
- 5th-8th place — $10,000
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