WESG Americas qualifiers finals to be held online
Multiple visa issues caused by the current migration policy of USA forces WESG to cancel the LAN portion for Americas qualifiers.
Should have taken place in Santa Ana, California February 1-4, however, due to multiple complications with the visa application, Alisports decided to cancel the LAN event and instead, to hold all the Americas qualifiers finals online. This applies to all the four games part of the WESG competition, Dota 2, CS:GO, Hearthstone and StarCraft II.
WESG Americas qualifiers finals dates remain the same, February 1-4, the prize pool, competition format and the number of spots into the Global Grand Finals are also unaffected. But, changing the event from offline to online, the organizers decided that for Dota 2 and CS:GO, the participants to be split into North and South America divisions to avoid any latency issues.
For the Dota 2 tournament, the North America division has four spots to offer to the WESG Global Grand Finals while South America has three with a total prize of $75,000 split as follows:
WESG Americas qualifiers finals Dota 2 Prize pool distribution:
|Place||North America Division||South America Division|
|1st||$20,000 + Global Grand Finals spot||$20,000 + Global Grand Finals spot|
|2nd||$10,000 + Global Grand Finals spot||$10,000 + Global Grand Finals spot|
|3rd||$5000 + Global Grand Finals spot||$5000 + Global Grand Finals spot|
|4th||$2,500 + Global Grand Finals spot||$2,500|