WECG to feature CS:GO
The organisers of the World e-Sports Championship Games have announced that this year's event circuit will feature CS:GO as a promotional title.
Following the disbandment of the organisation behind the World Cyber Games events, Bory Jun, a former WCG COO, launched a new festival called the World e-Sports Championship Games (WECG), while maintaining the olympic spirit that was unique to its predecessor.
This means that teams will have to come from the national qualifiers that are held all over the world to get the chance to represent their country at the global finals.
WECG chiefs were involved with WCG
For the first edition of the WECG festival, however, the organisers have introduced two new events: continental championships, which will serve as a regional preliminary round, and global challenges, where teams can take part regardless of their nationality.
The 2014 WECG Grand Finals will take place in December in China, with five cities currently being considered to host the event: Chengdu, Shanghai, Kunshan, Chongqing and Huaxi.
"I am very pleased and look forward to hosting the first WECG Grand Final in China," said WECG co-founder Bory Jun.
"China is the world's biggest market in the gaming industry and has become an e-Sports hub. It is the best place to begin the WECG journey. We look forward to contributing to the growth of e-Sports in China."
A provisional game list for the 2014 event circuit has been released, and it includes CS:GO as a promotional title. It is still unclear which events, if any, apart from the Global Finals, will feature Valve's FPS title as details remain slim about how this new festival will be structured.
Below you can find the current game list for WECG 2014:
Official Game Titles
- StarCraft® II: Heart of the Swarm® (Blizzard) / RTS
- Hearthstone™: Heroes of Warcraft™ (Blizzard) / Digital CCG
- DOTA2 (Valve) / Action RTS
- Ultra Street Fighter® IV (Capcom) / Fighting
Mobile Official Game Titles
- Crisis Action (CMGE) / FPS
- Dance Everyday (CMGE) / Dance & Rhythm
Promotional Game Title
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve) / FPS)
For more information about WECG, check out the event's official website.