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WESG 2016 World Finals viewer's guide
Time: 2017-01-11 15:11
Game: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

With WESG 2016 World Finals set to start, HLTV.org brings you a detailed viewer's guide with all the information about the format, groups, schedule and broadcasting talent.

WESG 2016 World Finals presented by AliPay will feature 23 instead of 24 teams due to GODSENT deciding to not attend the tournament at the last minute. The attending teams will be split into four groups and will play best-of-two matches in a round robin format.

XANTARES' Space Soldiers could make a deep run at WESG 

When all the group stage matches are played, the first-placed teams from each group will advance directly to the quarterfinals, while the second and third-placed teams will face other second and third placed teams from other groups in the round-of-16.

The tournament will run from January 12-15, with the last day being reserved for the semi-finals, the third place decider match and the grand final.

With GODSENT pulling out of the tournament, the groups will be as follows:

Group A Group B Group C Group D
.Russia K23 Space Soldiers Selfless
Virtus.pro rEAK Signature JYP
TeamOne iGame.com Kinguin DarkPassage
Epsilon Colombia FIVE QuetzaL
subtLe VG.CyberZen Bravado TyLoo

The attending teams will be fighting for their share of a top-heavy $1,500,000 prize pool, which will be distributed in the following way:

1. $800,000
2. $400,000
3. $200,000
4. $60,000
5-8. $10,000 

The full schedule of the event can be found below:

Thursday, January 12th
04:30 Selfless vs. TyLoo BO2
04:30 JYP vs. Ukraine BO2
04:30 DarkPassage vs. QuetzaL BO2
04:30 Space Soldiers vs. Signature BO2
04:30 Kinguin vs. FIVE BO2
04:30 GODSENT vs. Bravado BO2
06:30 .Russia vs. Virtus.pro BO2
06:30 TeamOne vs. Epsilon BO2
06:30 subtLe vs. EnVyUs BO2
06:30 K23 vs. rEAK BO2
06:30 iGame.com vs. VG.CyberZen BO2
06:30 Colombia vs. ENZO BO2
08:30 Space Soldiers vs. Kinguin BO2
08:30 Signature vs. Bravado BO2
08:30 FIVE vs. GODSENT BO2
08:30 Selfless vs. JYP BO2
08:30 DarkPassage vs. Ukraine BO2
08:30 QuetzaL vs. TyLoo BO2
10:30 K23 vs. VG.CyberZen  BO2
10:30 rEAK vs. ENZO BO2
10:30 iGame.com vs. Colombia BO2
10:30 Epsilon vs. EnVyUs BO2
10:30 Virtus.pro vs. subtLe BO2
10:30 .Russia vs. TeamOne BO2
12:30 Kinguin vs. GODSENT BO2
12:30 Signature vs. FIVE BO2
12:30 Space Soldiers vs. Bravado BO2
12:30 Selfless vs. Ukraine BO2
12:30 JYP vs. QuetzaL BO2
12:30 DarkPassage vs. TyLoo BO2
Friday, January 13th
04:30 Epsilon vs. subtLe BO2
04:30 .Russia vs. EnVyUs BO2
04:30 Virtus.pro vs. TeamOne BO2
04:30 K23 vs. ENZO BO2
04:30 rEAK vs. iGame.com BO2
04:30 Colombia vs. VG.CyberZen BO2
06:30 TyLoo vs. Ukraine BO2
06:30 JYP vs. DarkPassage BO2
06:30 Selfless vs. QuetzaL BO2
06:30 Space Soldiers vs. FIVE BO2
06:30 Signature vs. GODSENT BO2
06:30 Kinguin vs. Bravado BO2
08:30 Virtus.pro vs. EnVyUs BO2
08:30 TeamOne vs. subtLe BO2
08:30 .Russia vs. Epsilon BO2
08:30 K23 vs. Colombia BO2
08:30 rEAK vs. VG.CyberZen BO2
08:30 iGame.com vs. ENZO BO2
10:30 FIVE vs. Bravado BO2
10:30 Space Soldiers vs. GODSENT BO2
10:30 Signature vs. Kinguin BO2
10:30 Selfless vs. DarkPassage BO2
10:30 JYP vs. TyLoo BO2
10:30 QuetzaL vs. Ukraine BO2
12:30 VG.CyberZen vs. ENZO BO2
12:30 K23 vs. iGame.com BO2
12:30 rEAK vs. Colombia BO2
12:30 .Russia vs. subtLe BO2
12:30 Virtus.pro vs. Epsilon BO2
12:30 TeamOne vs. EnVyUs BO2
Saturday, January 14th
04:00 Four Round of 16 matches BO3
07:00 Quarter-finals #1 and #2 BO3
10:00 Quarter-finals #3 and #4 BO3
Sunday, January 15th
04:00 Semi-finals #1 and #2 BO3
07:00 3rd place decider BO3
11:30 Grand Final BO3

To break down the matches, WESG has secured the services of the Room On Fire analyst trio Joona "natu" Leppänen, Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl and Janko "YNk" Paunović, while the play-by-play and color commentary will be done by Tom "Tombizz14" Bissmire and Mohan "launders" GovindasamyTonya Predko, known for her work with StarLadder, will be the host for the main stage matches.

The following talent will be present at the event:

Tom "Tombizz14" Bissmire - Caster
Mohan "launders" Govindasamy - Caster

Janko "YNk" Paunović - Analyst
Joona "natu" Leppänen - Analyst
Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestøl - Analyst 

Tonya Predko - Host

Professeur writes for HLTV.org and can be found on Twitter.


Post edited 2017-01-11 15:11:45
2017-01-11 15:11:31

Post edited 2017-01-11 15:12:08
2017-01-11 15:11:31
2017-01-11 15:11:34
nice group A

Post edited 2017-01-11 15:13:51
2017-01-11 15:11:35
GOD natu
2017-01-11 15:11:38
2017-01-11 15:11:54
Who will play when godsent is out?
2017-01-11 15:12:08
2017-01-11 15:42:42
2017-01-11 17:21:28
So thats kinda fucked.
2017-01-11 21:47:17
ez for TyLoo
2017-01-11 15:12:20
that group will be easy 4 pelitalo
2017-01-11 15:12:28
Yh let's give easy groups for europeans and forget Asia...

Retard event.

2017-01-11 15:12:57
What do you Mean. Did u want all Europeans in same group, to make sure one asian team gets out of group?
2017-01-11 15:42:10
Why not? Asians can see who is best at bigger LAN event :)

Same with Major, put challengers and legends into different groups so legend status would have some value and legends can see who is worth the title
2017-01-11 15:58:24
Then you would get nothing out of having legend status, except facing all the best teams at next major? :)
2017-01-11 16:15:36
Well you need to prove you are worth legend status?

Ik it sounds crazy but if you put challengers to fight first before going to against legends it would show are they actually worth it

Also there should be more teams at major, make it like 32 team event

8 per group

also only 8 legends
2017-01-11 16:18:20
Why? Even now out of the 16 at least 4 are trash to watch, probably more
2017-01-11 18:06:47
lol, you talk trash about teams that want to be top level but are not ready yet?

Why you watch if you hate?
2017-01-11 18:07:54
If they're not ready, they have no place to be in a major, simple. The less teams, the more special event it is to attend
2017-01-11 18:11:31
They qualify for it so...

and no, noone wants 1h events lmfao
2017-01-11 18:12:25
I do agree that it could be nice to make sure one asian team gets out of groups in such a big lan in asia, but you cannot give advantages to some teams like that, would not be fair
2017-01-11 16:18:18
Yh i agree, but they could use that idea as beginning, and make it to be fair game for everyone :)
2017-01-11 16:19:22
that shit makes no sense.

That's why football teams for example fight to win Group Stage... They want 1st place to play against 2nd place from other groups, cause it's technically easier. or group format would be of no use.
2017-01-11 23:15:04
Envyus,Virtus Pro,Epsilon, .Russia
2017-01-11 18:14:04
Probably should remove Godsent's matches.
2017-01-11 15:13:17
Virtus Pro vs Kinguin - final inc
2017-01-11 15:13:27
Nt, igame in final 100% sure

Post edited 2017-01-11 15:43:33
2017-01-11 15:43:19
lul xD
2017-01-11 15:44:35
Who ?
2017-01-11 16:06:03
Team what won vp couple months ago
2017-01-11 16:09:49
Oh so they are strong ! Maybe they can win major ? Oh wait... didnt qualify :)
2017-01-11 16:13:43
Mad kurwa :Dd
2017-01-11 16:40:55
Mad finn*
2017-01-11 18:08:27
2017-01-11 15:13:36
Predro OMG
2017-01-11 15:13:42
Godsent play vs Bravado and Space Soldiers?
2017-01-11 15:14:08
godsent decided to not attend the tournament
2017-01-11 15:43:36
2017-01-11 15:48:59

Srsly they should get banned from WESG for going away just few hours before tournament starts :/
2017-01-11 15:59:24
Srsly? NOOO!!!
2017-01-11 16:00:37
Just imagine.

Epsilon winning 800k$.

SS winning 800k$.

What is this lan. Plz VP or nV win this. We don't want another s***** fanboys community on hltv.
2017-01-11 15:15:25
who cares if somebody wins 800k this tournament carries very little "value" only trash teams.
2017-01-11 15:21:18
Yeah you are right, but all the xantares fanboys will become like brazilians if SS won this lan. Even if it means nothing :/
2017-01-11 15:22:58
800k means nothing? wtf
2017-01-11 16:00:23
No cuz it's not Major, if you think even 60% of those "Brazil people" are from brazil or even SK fans, damn u are blind, they are just trying to make SK look bad...
2017-01-11 16:01:05
lul this tournamet carries a value of 1,500,000 dolars lul
2017-01-11 18:48:48
2017-01-11 15:16:14
They should move a good Group A team to Group C.
2017-01-11 15:17:53
if VP win this.. they will attend the major just as viewers :D

WESG #1 place = 800k

ELEAGUE Major #1 place = 500k

Post edited 2017-01-11 15:20:10
2017-01-11 15:19:41
Difference is Major 100 Times more viewers and way for important because of the opposing teams.
Nobody is going to care about the WESG winner...
2017-01-11 15:22:44
the org with 800k prize will care
2017-01-11 15:48:37
haha vp org omg im jelly
2017-01-11 18:12:10
i think VP cant win this tournament
2017-01-12 22:49:47
2017-01-11 15:31:29
2017-01-11 15:32:09
k23 lineup?
2017-01-11 15:44:43
keen fantastika dream ramz1k fitch
2017-01-11 15:50:05
Damn we didnt even have a tier4 team that could qualify for this :(
2017-01-11 15:49:52
PL have two terams tier 999 that qualify :)
2017-01-11 16:16:42
So poland has one tier1 and rest is tier999?

Edit: ah u Mean poland only have tier999 teams :)

Post edited 2017-01-11 16:20:55
2017-01-11 16:19:55
What a shitty event for such a huge prize pool
2017-01-11 15:53:06
eZ 800k for virtus.pro lol
2017-01-11 16:03:33
wow amazing prize
2017-01-11 16:11:48
cmon xantares get that 800k$ to turkey
no more economic crisis
2017-01-11 16:56:11
2017-01-11 17:09:37
Can anyone confirm if all South American teams already traveled to China? Thanks :D

Post edited 2017-01-11 17:10:34
2017-01-11 17:10:12
2017-01-11 17:14:06
Everyone came day before i think
2017-01-11 18:13:40
What gonna happen to bet skins if there is a draw is group stage?
2017-01-11 17:16:16
They will give money back
2017-01-11 17:25:46
Group A! Haha
Why put the 4 best teams of the tournament in
The same group?!? Haha
2017-01-11 17:16:46
ez money for VP!
2017-01-11 17:17:59
1 $ = 3.85 TL
2017-01-11 17:18:54
2017-01-11 17:51:09
homesent has spot on major.. Xantares will go? :)
2017-01-14 16:21:04
2017-01-11 17:53:11
Lets Go Lantares
2017-01-11 18:52:23
800000 $ for tier 3-4 tournament :S
2017-01-11 18:56:31
Let's go Tonya!
2017-01-11 19:07:42
2017-01-11 19:30:56
Ez for Pablo Escobar
2017-01-11 20:17:17
y3y3y i can see 1 match at wesg the grand final :p
2017-01-11 21:44:52
nice pic xantares ]]
2017-01-11 23:22:07
ez4 XANTARES' spice girls
let's go reak!
2017-01-12 02:30:29

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