The WESG Russian Qualifiers kick off today with various teams and stacks from all over the country competing. Two teams from the region will advance to the offline regional qualifiers in Kiev, Ukraine, in October.
Various mixes put together by famous players such as Roman “Scandal” Sadotenkov, Arsenij “ArsZeeqq” Usov, Khaled “sQreen” El-Khabbash, Dmitry “Ax.Mo” Morozov, Alexei “Solo” Berezin, Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev, Rinat “KingR” Abdullin, Sergey Alexandrovich “G” Bragin, Vasily “AfterLife” Shishkin, Alexander “NoFear” Churochkin, Yaroslav “Miposhka” Naidenov will be in full force. In addition, the entire squads of Flipsid3 Tactics, Fantastic 5 and Comanche have joined the competition with hopes to continue through the regional qualifiers and onto the main event in Shanghai, China, in December.
The WESG Europe and CIS qualifiers began last weekend with two regions – Adriatic and South-East Europe – in which Team Romania (featuring ComeWithMe, Ar1sE, bOne7, Masakary, and iLLusionisT) and Serbian team LVLUP (featuring Stefan “pwN” Pavlovic from TBE, Konstantin “kole” Jancetovic and Viktor “Buktop” Knezevic ) seized the spots to represent their regions in Kiev. NecroRaisers, a team from the Czech Republic will participate and tonight two teams from Sweden will be decided.
Starting today, a total of 32 teams are in the running for the two spots available for Russia in the offline regional qualifiers in Kiev, next month.
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 Russian Qualifiers
The Russian Qualifiers take place between September 10-13th, featuring teams from all over Russia.
Most notably, Flipsid3 Tactics, Fantastic 5 and Comanche are participating, as well as stacks that include Roman “Scandal” Sadotenkov, Arsenij “ArsZeeqq” Usov, Khaled “sQreen” El-Khabbash, Dmitry “Ax.Mo” Morozov, Alexei “Solo” Berezin, Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev, Rinat “KingR” Abdullin, Sergey Alexandrovich “G” Bragin, Vasily “AfterLife” Shishkin, Alexander “NoFear” Churochkin and Yaroslav “Miposhka” Naidenov.
Two teams from the region will advance to the offline regional qualifiers in Kiev, between October 6th-9th.
WESG Russian Qualifiers schedule – September 10th
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 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)
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