WESG has announced details regarding the APAC region finals and opened the qualifiers for signups
Announced earlier this year, the second edition of the Alisports backed tournament, the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) will feature a US$1.5m prize pool for the CS:GO World Finals. The APAC LAN final will feature a US$92,500 prize pool and will be held in China from January 11-14.
Alisports will host the qualifiers for all sub-regions other than Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Thailand. For those in Hong Kong/Macao/Taiwan, the qualifiers will be hosted by 4Gamers. Orange Esports will host those in Malaysia and Neolution Esports Events will host the qualifiers in Thailand.
The WESG APAC qualifiers will grant 20 slots, listed below:
Spots to LAN
|West Asia||Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen, UAE||1|
|East Asia||Mongolia, Japan, North Korea||1|
|Central Asia||Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan||1|
|South Asia + South East Asia||India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Afghanistan, Maldives||2|
|HK/Macao/Taipei||Hong Kong, Macao, Chinese Taipei||1|
|South Korea||South Korea||1|
|NZ + Pacific islands||New Zealand, Nauru, Vanuatu, Tonga, Tuvalu, Solomon Islands, Fji, Samoa, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Palau, federated states of micronesia||1|
|China (From Regional Final)||China||2|
The two Chinese slots have already been claimed by Flash and New4, who placed second and third at the WESG 2017 China Finals in September, while ViCi earned a direct invite to the World Finals. The top 6 teams in the APAC Final will move on to the Grand Final, set to happen in March 2018. The prize breakdown for the APAC finals are as follows:
- 1st: $40,000
- 2nd: $20,000
- 3rd: $10,000
- 4th: $6,500
- 5th – 8th: $4000
In addition to the main tournament, a female competition for APAC and Africa will also be held, with $16,000 up for grabs. For the female competition, teams can decide whether they would like to take part in the ‘general’ group or female only group, but not both.
As one of the biggest tournaments, if not the biggest tournament in terms of the prize pool, WESG is set to be another exciting event to end the year.
Full details and the registration page can be found here.
Cover Photo courtesy of WESG
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