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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has announced that it will host an international CS:GO tournament with $1.5 million in prize money.
The event, called the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG), will take place in December, in China, and will pay out a total of $5.5 million across the esports tournaments that will be held.
A total of $1.5 million will be shared in the CS:GO tournament, which is an all-time high prize fund for the game, surpassing the $1 million that is on offer at the Majors and the $1.2 million that will be at stake in ELEAGUE per season.
The tournament will feature teams from all over the world, who will be determined by a lengthy qualifying process that will begin in April.
The first edition of the WESG will take place in Alibaba's home country, but the Chinese company is interested in hosting future events all over the globe and has invited other countries to submit applications for the 2017 iteration.
Meanwhile, Alisports - Alibaba's branch that will be in charge of the event - has announced that it will develop an anti-doping policy to "ensure the fairness" of the tournaments that will be hosted as part of the WESG.
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USA 1.2 million
USA 1 million
Europe: 250k... lmao
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and is not selling kebab.
= not related to you, sorry.
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Do you now understand that you played as an amateur? It doesn't matter that noone got salaries, anyone without salary as their main income from said activity is an amateur.
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Type 'professional meaning' into google and it should automatically show the definition
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Now please, fuck the fuck off retard, and stop replying to me
By your definition, VeryGames, iBuyPower, Luminosity/KeyD Stars aren't "professional players" since they weren't paid. Despite all of these teams having been at the top 6.
Stop taking shit so literally once again.
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Why would you use your education as an argument, and then later state that it is not comparable to the actual situation?
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I hope I helped.
How about a bottle of Leijona to forget this rudeness of mine?
and yeah,bottle of Leijona will help us forget this misunderstanding
And prolly sponsored by based motar2k noKappa
Gaming Paradise confirmed
Alibaba with 1,5 miliion - not a major
But don't tell me that crap about major is only a Valve-sponsored event blablabla - wtf, do Valve have exclusive rights to the word "major" concerning CS:GO tournaments? Will you still call Valve-events majors, if they reduce prizepools to $10k? C'mon.
$750k from Alibaba.. $2.7 million in total for Fnatic.. They will be rich after 2016..
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The clips mean fuck all, but believing none can cheat is way too naive.
Fix this issue and you can make the scene really grow. There is too much uncertainty when it comes to that issue.
The higher the prize money, the more people will lean towards cheating, as the consequences are little to none.
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PREPARE TO GET REKT AMERICANOS AND EUROPEANOS
TYLOO NO MERCY
how many slots tho ?
now MLG, cevo, esl, dreamhack, you know what to do. 2million or RIOT
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Says it :D
But still, Alibaba must be rich as fuck.
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edit: MIRAA provides no URL for source...what cruel person does April Fools in March?
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maybe now we will see a good event where like 32 teams are invited like the oldschool days in stead of the same elite every time
Unless this is a april fools joke..
I wonder if this will force valve to ut more money on the majors.
DOTA2 - 1500000 USD
CSGO - 1500000USD
SC2 - 400000 USD
Hearth Stone - 300000 USD
I would hope to see some action from the Korean/Japanese/rest of Asia scene though.
Scam website, Scam tourney, Scam country.
- Bad quality of stream
- Horrible hardware
- Massive delays
- Shit crowds in CS
- VISA problems
- Dog eaters
etc. . .
Alibaba hosting a new WESG tour is the only positive thing here. But WHY CHINA?
That's all we don't need.
The best thing about this: hopefully, China and South Korea will FINALLY be back to the scene, if they put focus both countries can have tier 1 teams. All this money for sure will make they think better about wich FPS they should play from now on.
Only way to create a scene. U guys wont believe the number of college kids in India who play CS, but just for fun, not seriously.
There are several reasons which explains why we don't get one huge tournaments per year like "international" in dota2, the following reasons are :
1) There are 4 majors per year "istead" of 1 "international" tournament. (250 x 4 = 1,000000).
2) csgo "international" will get 4 times less viewers, which means that valve will get 4 times less money income.
3) Valve tries to tieup viewers by the fact that they may get souvenir drops (which isn't that hard to get if you're constantly watching majors.)
4) If there is going to be csgo's "international" tournament it means that there will be 4 times less souvenirs dropped, which is another blatant profit loss for valve
I'm really thankful to Alibaba crew for finally giving to the game what it deserves, shame on you valve and all the retards who think that valve is doing GREAT job by giving us 4 majors per year.