WCA 2016 finals with $200,000

March 10th, 2016 16:28

The organisers of the World Cyber Arena (WCA) have announced that the event is expanding to CS:GO with a $200,000 tournament to be hosted at this year's global finals.

With CS:GO growing at a fast rate in Asia, the World Cyber Arena - one of the most popular esports events in the region - is looking to capitalise on this trend by running its own tournament this year.

WCA 2016 will consist of three seasons, each one featuring Chinese and international qualifiers. The winners of each season will meet at the world finals, taking place in Yinchuan, in December, where 1.35 million Yuan (~$200,000) will be on offer.

CyberZen, now Vici Gaming, will compete in the WCA qualifiers 

The first Chinese qualifier will run from March 15 to May 1, with an online group stage leading up to the offline playoffs. A total of 220,000 Yuan ($33,700) will be on offer in each Chinese qualifier.

Below you can find the group draw for the first Chinese qualifier:

Group A Group B
China EDG China Vici Gaming
China TyLoo China Wings
China AG China HG
China eFuture China NEW4

More details about WCA 2016 and its international qualifiers will be released shortly. 

sweet, good for chinese scene
2016-03-10 16:28
wca is terrible
2016-03-10 16:29
repported for 2fast
2016-03-10 16:29
3rd world internet x)
2016-03-10 16:29
Confirmed inside information
2016-03-10 21:14
wca doesn't pay out prizepools
2016-03-10 16:32
What do you mean ?
2016-03-10 17:18
i mean they're fake inflated prizepools that don't pay out.
2016-03-10 17:19
2016-03-10 17:29
Ask anyone in Dota 2 community. Nobody has ever been paid a dime.
2016-03-10 18:11
could u provide a link
2016-03-11 03:30
Lets goooo!
2016-03-10 17:05
R.I.P chinese scene Kappa WCA have made themselves some really good reputations on the last one with Dota2. But who knows what will happen to csgo.
2016-03-10 18:11
China hype
2016-03-10 16:29
nt #5
2016-03-10 16:29
2016-03-10 16:29
2016-03-10 16:28
2016-03-10 16:28
2016-03-10 16:29
EZ for Malaysia monkey :)
2016-03-10 17:00
Ez chinito
2016-03-10 17:18
well yes malaysia is monkey but the northern parts of it
2016-03-11 00:29
2016-03-10 16:28
2016-03-10 16:28
2016-03-10 16:28
2016-03-10 16:28
2016-03-10 16:28
2016-03-10 16:28
2016-03-10 16:28
ez TyLoo
2016-03-10 16:28
2016-03-10 16:28
WOw. Ez for Tyloo though
2016-03-10 16:28
ez for ence
2016-03-10 16:29
2016-03-10 16:29
2016-03-10 16:29
Vici gaming ez
2016-03-10 16:29
LOL bigger price pool than most good EU events.. GL anyway tho
2016-03-10 16:29
in 2016 the good eu events will all be 250k or more
2016-03-10 16:52
who the fuck cares they don't pay the prizepool, alliance won their last dota tournament and i don't think they've seen a cent, i hope all the teams realize this and don't bother
2016-03-10 16:29
true they're sketchy
2016-03-10 16:51
United Kingdom Dird 
China = land of fake goods...even if they did hand over money it'd probably be from Monopoly
2016-03-10 17:15
2016-03-10 16:29
where is f0restw0w~
2016-03-10 16:30
Vac banned
2016-03-10 16:54
ez Ming Lee
2016-03-10 16:31
2016-03-10 16:32
nice, gl to China. I want to see some Chinese teams on major
2016-03-10 16:32
I don't
2016-03-10 16:46
so much money PogChamp #Asiascene
2016-03-10 16:32
10 years and asians will takeover CS scene mark my words.
2016-03-10 16:33
ez for ching chong chan
2016-03-10 16:34
def good for the chinese scene, we will see them rise in the future and perhaps korea will pick up CSGO seriously ;d
2016-03-10 16:34
2016-03-10 16:35
Poland @OxxolinE 
ez TyLoo
2016-03-10 16:35
2016-03-10 16:37
go tyloo
2016-03-10 16:40
Chinese scene will be better than na by end of 2016
2016-03-10 16:40
It probably already is better.
2016-03-10 16:41
2016-03-10 18:00
Ofc. Like in all esports titles.
2016-03-10 16:50
in which esports china is good exactly? (except wc3 which doesn't have much of a scene anymore)
2016-03-10 17:21
dota2. league of legends.
2016-03-10 17:32
dota2 > all chinese teams got stomped by EU last major LoL > there arent even any chinese players in the chinese teams anymore kek, only koreans u wot?
2016-03-10 17:56
Not sure about the LoL thingy. Isnt there a global rule of only 2 players from other country being allowed? At least its tha way in NA - EU. And about dota2, calm your anus man it was one tournament without a chinese team being close to the title... The way you talk about dota i assume only pro teams in csgo for you are top 3? Ignorant as fuck..
2016-03-10 18:10
>The way you talk about dota i assume only pro teams in csgo for you are top 3? No, top 1. Fnatic. There are no teams close to them right now, they are tier 1 and all others t2 or worse.
2016-03-10 18:58
top kek chinese dota is dead like na cs when does last time any chinese team won some big lan? like 2 years ago ti4
2016-03-10 20:42
well, i meant esports. i just can't take mobas seriously.
2016-03-10 19:12
2016-03-10 20:29
2016-03-10 16:42
at first i throught its WCG
2016-03-10 16:43
rip WCG [*]
2016-03-10 17:14
WCA EleGiggle
2016-03-10 16:45
isn't WCA that disastrous joke of a dota2 event
2016-03-10 16:46
time to see some real cs !
2016-03-10 16:47
holy shit!!! 200K for Asian CS? damm :D
2016-03-10 16:48
read again m8 :)
2016-03-10 17:00
Yinchuan is a dump. Holy shit. Tiny city[in terms of the world] and only thing to do there is ride the camels near the Gobi desert.
2016-03-10 16:49
yea i was really surprised when i saw this of all the places they couldve chose in china and they went with a poor, remote agricultural city in the west, no one will ever want to go back there
2016-03-10 17:01
United Kingdom Dird 
It's China's Katowice Apparently the Yinchuan government is involved as an organiser though so it makes sense that they don't host it in Shanghai, probably part of a tourism drive
2016-03-10 17:20
2016-03-10 16:55
ez for fnatic
2016-03-10 17:00
Lol wca
2016-03-10 17:00
wca is a scam, ignore it please
2016-03-10 17:07
-rep WCA
2016-03-10 17:15
WCA is not scam. They need super long to pay out, but they payed out at somepoint. WCA now has more then 6 games, Dota II, Crossfire, Warcraft 3, Hearthstone, Heroes and CS:GO. Maybe SC II gets added soon. WCA was pretty neat 2016, I liked the event a lot. They become better each year even tho it is still a Chinese event with typical chinese problems (For example you couldnt use proxys last year at WCS, so Casters of smaller games couldnt cast on Twitch and had to use Azubu). In total WCA will give out over 30M $ during this year, so yeah, money speaks. If they send it over.
2016-03-10 17:17
CIS>China, but we haven't any tournament with more than 50k$. I am not surprised
2016-03-10 17:36
Better than na
2016-03-10 17:37
some shady stuf is coming
2016-03-10 17:51
lmao wca shitty event
2016-03-10 17:45
Can only hope everything will work out fine. It can be a very interesting competition and a good chance to expand cs go even further.
2016-03-10 17:47
why so much money for tier 5 ?
2016-03-10 17:48
Spain Ayrr 
read the whole article
2016-03-10 18:02
I wish they would just invite fnatic as a final boss for the first place prize.
2016-03-10 18:37
Tyloo ez
2016-03-10 19:55
WCA is such a joke lol They've owed my team $10k and another team upwards of $50k for a year now, along with owing similar amounts to every other team that competed in their tournament Not to mention how completely corrupt and incompetent they are
2016-03-10 20:06
pasha will lift taxi again?
2016-03-10 21:30
2016-03-10 22:29
2016-03-11 00:09
Have come a long way, I remember any tournament over 50k was huges in 1.6, now 200k+ on a regular basis.
2016-03-11 00:37
so basically vici vs tyloo
2016-03-11 00:50
2016-03-11 02:11
Chinese will win <3
2016-03-11 02:57
but which kind of Chinese
2016-03-11 10:59
Idk why people are excited, World Cyber arena is a joke with fake prizepools and terrible production.
2016-03-11 03:02
ez for fancy1
2016-03-11 04:04
2016-03-11 04:19
asians always scamming
2016-03-11 11:11
Never trust a Chinese event again, after two disater dota 2 events of WCA and Shanghai Major
2016-03-11 14:17
chong pong monk is playing on this tournament? ;DDD xD
2016-03-11 19:13
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.