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$3.7million World Electronic Sports Games announcement

General Aleksei “Aleksei.L” Louchnikov

WESG have released additional information regarding the much anticipated $3.7million event taking place in Shanghai, China this December.​

Regional qualifiers will be taking place across four regions: Asia-Pacific, Europe & CIS, North & South America and South Africa & the Middle East. Each title will see a total of twenty-four teams participate in the finals, following the distribution below:
 

  Dota 2 Counter-Strike Starcraft 2 Hearthstone
China 1 1 1 1
Asia-Pacific 6 6 6 6
Europe and CIS 8 8 8 8
North and South Americas 6 6 6 6
Africa and the Middle East 3 3 3 3
Total 24 24 24 24


Organising the South African and Middle East qualifiers will be prominent tournament organisers StarLadder and ImbaTV, who will also be covering travelling and accommodation expenses for all participating teams. The top three teams from the regional qualifiers for each title will receive their respective prize money and a ticket to the WESG Grand-finals. Following is a breakdown of prize money to be had from the regional qualifiers for each of the titles:
 

  Dota 2 Counter-Strike Starcraft 2 Hearthstone
1st Place ¥200,000 (~$30,000) ¥200,000 (~$30,000) ¥80,000 (~$12,000) ¥80,000 (~$12,000)
2nd Place ¥120,000 (~$18,000) ¥120,000 (~$18,000) ¥40,000 (~$6,000) ¥40,000 (~$6,000)
3rd Place ¥60,000 (~$9,000) ¥60,000 (~$9,000) ¥20,000 (~$3,000) ¥20,000 (~$3,000)
4th Place ¥40,000 (~$6,000) ¥40,000 (~$6,000) ¥10,000 (~$1,500) ¥10,000 (~$1,500)
5th Place

¥20,000 (~$3,000)

¥20,000 (~$3,000) ¥8,000 (~$1,200) ¥8,000 (~$1,200)
6th Place ¥20,000 (~$3,000) ¥20,000 (~$3,000) ¥8,000 (~$1,200) ¥8,000 (~$1,200)
7th Place ¥20,000 (~$3,000) ¥20,000 (~$3,000) ¥8,000 (~$1,200) ¥8,000 (~$1,200)
8th Place ¥20,000 (~$3,000) ¥20,000 (~$3,000) ¥8,000 (~$1,200) ¥8,000 (~$1,200)
Total ¥500,000 (~$75,000) ¥500,000 (~$75,000) ¥182,000 (~$27,000) ¥182,000 (~$27,000)


The schedule for the South African and Middle East regional qualifiers will be as follows:
 

  • Registration - 4th-12th of August, 2016.
  • Online stage - 13th-14th of August, 2016.
  • Regional finals hosted in Dubai, UAE - 26th-28th of August, 2016.


Below you will find details and registration links for all qualifiers barring Dota 2, which can be found here:

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
 

  • Turkish regional qualifier on August 13th, 16:00 (GMT+2) — Register
  • North & West Africa regional qualifier on August 13th, 16:00 (GMT+2) — Register
  • South & East Africa regional qualifier on August 13th, 16:00 (GMT+2) — Register
  • Middle Eastern regional qualifier on August 13th, 16:00 (GMT+2) — Register
  • Africa & Middle East Regional Finals on August 26th - 28th.


Starcraft 2
 

  • Turkish regional qualifier on August 13th, 19:00 local time (GMT+3). Register
  • North & West Africa regional qualifier on August 13th, 19:00 local time (GMT+2). Register
  • South & East Africa regional qualifier on August 14th, 19:00 local time (GMT+2). Register
  • Middle East regional qualifier on August 14th, 19:00 local time (GMT+4). Register
  • Africa & Middle East Regional Finals on August 26th - 28th.


Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
 

  • Turkish regional qualifier on August 15th, 19:00 local time (GMT+3). Register
  • North & West Africa regional qualifier on August 14th, 19:00 local time (GMT+2). Register
  • South & East Africa regional qualifier on August 14th, 19:00 local time (GMT+2). Register
  • Middle East regional qualifier on August 14th, 19:00 local time (GMT+4). Register
  • Africa & Middle East Regional Finals on August 26th - 28th.


The event will host regional qualifiers and tournaments across four eSports titles - Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and Starcraft 2. As mentioned previously, an aggregate $3,702,000 will be up for grabs across all four platforms, with the prize pool skewed towards more popular titles Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The full breakdown may be found below:
 

  Dota 2 Counter-Strike Starcraft 2 Hearthstone
1st Place $800,000 $800,000 $200,000 $150,000
2nd Place $400,000 $400,000 $100,000 $70,000
3rd Place $200,000 $200,000 $50,000 $40,000
4th Place $60,000 $60,000 $20,000 $20,000
5th Place

$10,000

$10,000 $8,000 $5,000
6th Place $10,000 $10,000 $8,000 $5,000
7th Place $10,000 $10,000 $8,000 $5,000
8th Place $10,000 $10,000 $8,000 $5,000
Total $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $402,000 $300,000


For more information on the tournament as it develops, stay tuned to GosuGamers.net.

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Aleksei “Aleksei.L” Louchnikov
<p>Former CS:GO Section Editorial Lead at GosuGamers.net. Contact - @Aleksei_Lushni/[email protected]</p>

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