WESG qualifiers announced

Starladder and ImbaTV have announced that they will host the qualifers for the $1.5 million World Electronic Sports Games (WESG).

Over the next months, qualifiers will be held in four different regions and also in China to determine the 24 teams that will attend WESG, an esports event that will be hosted by Chinese e-commerce tycoon Alibaba later this year at an as-yet unannounced location. A total of $3.7 million will be paid out across four tournaments, with $1.5 million being allocated to the Counter-Strike competition alone.

As we get closer to the start of the qualifying process, more details are emerging about the tournaments' rules. It has now been revealed that team rosters are limited to one country, effectively ruling international lineups out of the competition.


Twenty-four teams will compete at WESG

According to Stepan Shulga, Executive Producer at Starladder, this rule "could help esports to be recognized as official sports and potentially included in the Olympic Games."

The first qualifier announced is for teams from Africa and Middle East only. It will begin with an online stage, on August 13-14, and will culminate with an offline event at the Conrad Hotel in Dubai, from August 26-28, with the top three teams advancing to the WESG global finals.

In addition to the spots at the main event, teams will also fight for approximately $75,000 at the qualifier, with the prize breakdown looking as follows:

1. ~ $30,000
2. $18,000
3. $9,000 
4. $6,000 
5-8. $3,000 

Teams can find more information about this regional qualifier and the registration process by heading over to the official WESG qualifier website.

Below you can find the allocation of WESG slots per region:

Region Slots
China (Host) 1
Asia-Pacific 6
Europe & CIS 8
North & South America 6
Africa & Middle East 3

The $1.5 million will be distributed between the top eight finishers as follows:

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

#2
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United Kingdom DarkOmen
800k top 1 finish nice
2016-08-05 14:35
59 replies
`this rule "could help esports to be recognized as official sports and potentially included in the Olympic Games."` Esports are not sports, just like chess, pool, poker, and many other similar activities that are not physically exerting and don't belong to the Olympics. Esports are great as they are.
2016-08-05 14:43
53 replies
#44
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Germany Bier
+1 smart guy
2016-08-05 14:47
7 replies
#130
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Germany No_Kappa
800k for 1st place! No mercy to the usual last placed NA BOT teams. #prizedistributiondoneright
2016-08-05 15:49
6 replies
lol sk isnt playing til esl one new york dumb favela
2016-08-05 18:44
3 replies
#245
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Germany No_Kappa
Only in your wildest wet dreams my burger friend. Although fer is not ready. For 800k they will play with a BOT and still win.
2016-08-05 19:34
1 reply
Epitacio Epitacio – Verified account ‏@TACOCS We won't play any LAN tournament without Fer. So we won't play a lan tournament until September, 20 - Date that fer will be ready to play.
2016-08-05 23:40
Pretty sure SK isn't from middle east or africa, so they have nothing to worry about as the "global finals" are probably after esl NY
2016-08-06 03:47
But they said they are not going to play until the new York event
2016-08-05 20:33
#278
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Finland bliplbob
AND there will be A BRONZE MATCH, because 3rd gets over 3 x more than 4th
2016-08-05 21:50
+100000000
2016-08-05 15:03
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_competitions_a.. You have 0 sense of history, don't you?
2016-08-05 15:14
17 replies
And they stopped that.. For a reason: "At a meeting of the International Olympic Committee in 1949, it was decided to hold art exhibitions instead, as it was judged illogical to permit professionals to compete in the art competitions.."
2016-08-05 15:20
14 replies
So? They don't feature lacrosse, baseball or 200m hurdles any more. Are those somehow not sports anymore? Or are they simply not worthy of inclusion into the olympics because of some stupid ass values YOU hold? Here you go, a list of discontinued events at the olympics: topendsports.com/events/discontinued/lis..
2016-08-05 15:30
13 replies
Those things are still sports though, thats why they were there in the first place. I don't like the fact that esports are being pushed by many people to be considered as "sports" as a reason to legitimize them in the mainstream and in the views of people who have no idea about esports. Well, guess what, they don't need that, they are already legit. Just like many other things like motor sports, extreme sports/games, fighting games (UFC), etc.
2016-08-05 15:40
1 reply
olympic.org/news/ioc-approves-five-new-s.. The point is they add and remove events nearly every single Olympics. Not because of some silly "it's-a-sport"-criteria, but because of popularity and timeliness. I don't agree with you at all that it's not a sport, because I don't think it's an exclusive and secluded group of things that are allowed to be called sports. I would rather think about it the other way around. But that is not the point.
2016-08-05 15:48
#123
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Greece Swishh_
you do realize lacrosse was removed due to lack of participation right?
2016-08-05 15:42
3 replies
And in what way do you believe that takes away from my argument instead of adding to it?
2016-08-05 15:49
2 replies
#131
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Greece Swishh_
"Or are they simply not worthy of inclusion into the olympics because of some stupid ass values YOU hold?" telling you the reason they are not included any more
2016-08-05 15:50
1 reply
Way to read between the lines bro. What I meant was that it has nothing to do with being a sport or not.
2016-08-05 15:59
100% agree. But I don't see any way to attend at Olympics as long as the Esports industry (referring mainly to CS:GO) will go further with this mess of tournaments we are running in. This is way to much and I'm quite happy that ESL/ESEA, FaceIT and somehow also ELeague are coordinating it pretty well. We do have each year from 2016 on: 3x Major Tournaments 2x ESL Pro League 2x Esports Championship Series 2x ELeague 2x DreamHack 1x WESG / World Electronic Sports Games 2x SL i-League ...obviously more to come 14 big tournaments and a year has 12 months...as we all should know at least. I love watching Esports but it's getting to much imo. I do understand that it is free to choose which tournaments organizations want to attend but you have to consider that every org needs public appearance and money. Let's hope that the industry will not collapse like a financial bubble.
2016-08-05 16:10
6 replies
Not saying it should happen the next Olympics, just that it's what we are heading towards.
2016-08-05 16:07
1 reply
Again, 100% agree m8. ;)
2016-08-05 16:08
3 Majors not 4
2016-08-05 16:09
1 reply
Thx, updated.
2016-08-05 16:10
There are way more than 2 Dreamhack tournaments this year, there was Liepzig, Malmo, Austin, Summer, and there will be Dreamhack Bucharest, Winter along with presumably the final major Cluj-Napoca as well. So that would be 7 Dreamhack Tournaments. There will also be 5 ESL/IEM tournaments by year's end (Barcelona, Katowice, Cologne (major), New York, and Oakland), 3 Starladder, an MLG major, an ESWC, a CEVO, Counter Pit, the Global eSports Cup, and 2 Northern Arena tournaments, giving us 22 tournaments in total (either completed or announced for this year). Even with this there is still a 2 month gap of no tournaments from Cologne (early July) all the way to Starladder S2 (early September). Personally I find the main problem to be the leagues. Tournaments like Dreamhack only take 1 week to complete while most leagues take a good 3 to 4 months. They also usually end up having way more maps played. The ESL Pro League for instance had 264 (132 in EU, 132 in NA) maps over the course of the regular seasons as well as 26 maps played (out of a potential 29 maps) in the Finals for a total of 290 maps played. The Cologne Major only had 42 maps played (out of a potential 49) and the Major Qualifier only had 33 maps played. In fact, the 4 minors combined only had 117 maps played (NA: 28/32, EU: 29/32, Asia: 30/36, CIS: 30/36). So the major, the qualifier, and all 4 minors only add up to 192 maps played. Nearly 100 maps less than the ESL Pro League. Also the amount of tournaments has actually gone down from 25 tournaments and 10 leagues (3 ESLs, an ESEA, 2 Starladders, 2 CEVOs, a PGL, and a Fragbite) to 22 tournaments and 3 leagues (assuming there aren't any others announced). So I think that the number of tournaments is perfectly fine. In short, the schedule has actually decreased from last year and if there is any problem with there being too much CS then it is caused by the leagues being stupidly long, not by there being too many tournaments.
2016-08-05 17:36
1 reply
Oh yeah you a right, I completely forgot ESL One (but ESL One is often a Major as well or at least once a year out of 3 that being held) and ofc other tournaments like CEVO and stuff. Man this is insane... However, I still think that less tournaments and longer seasons which turn out in league systems like the Pro League or E-League would be better for the industry. And as it seems we are heading right in to that direction since the amount of tournaments went down as you mentioned.
2016-08-05 17:45
im sure that this is general historical knowledge
2016-08-05 16:10
1 reply
Not saying it is, but he was the one insisting it is not in line with what the Olympics is, without knowing that Literature was in the olympics for 50 years.
2016-08-05 17:32
#164
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Iceland 29heldeg
I don´t think we will see CS at the olympics. But you are wrong about chess, it´s actually accepted as a sport in different countries and by the IOC. Similar with Dart and snooker. Even some e-sports are considered national sports in asian countries such as South Korea with starcraft etc.
2016-08-05 16:22
eSport is a sport, but having eSport in the Olympics is just wrong on so many levels.
2016-08-05 17:04
It thought you only had IQ 35?
2016-08-05 17:21
2 replies
Keyword: "avg"
2016-08-05 17:23
1 reply
Guess you're on the right side of the bell curve then fam
2016-08-05 17:23
Sport = Professional game. So basically if it is a game and the people playing that game are making money then it is a sport. You can't discriminate based on the skills required for the game.
2016-08-05 17:43
12 replies
Google and dictionaries are your friend, and you can't change the definition of a word: Definition of the word "sport": "An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment."
2016-08-05 17:44
11 replies
#222
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Russia band1
you really tried to find 'sport' meaning in google? you're to dumb to know this by self?
2016-08-05 18:48
9 replies
Are you retarded? I'm point out to the OTHER guy AND you who don't know what a sport is, that you can in fact educate yourselves using Google.
2016-08-05 18:50
8 replies
#224
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Russia band1
even wikishit says that sport is 'usually competitive physical activity OR games' stfu and pay debts
2016-08-05 18:52
7 replies
try harder putinl0ver
2016-08-05 18:53
6 replies
#226
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Russia band1
run out of arguments? eat shit
2016-08-05 18:54
5 replies
There is no "OR" in the definition of wikipedia. It says "requires physical activity". Do you know what the definition of "requires" is? Probably not.
2016-08-05 18:56
4 replies
#228
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Russia band1
lifting mouse is phisycal activity ROFL
2016-08-05 18:58
3 replies
card games do too then? why are they not considered sports?
2016-08-05 19:02
1 reply
#286
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Russia band1
because ministry of sport in most of big countries are sucks card games are deserved to be olympic too
2016-08-05 22:44
You're my hero!!! :*
2016-08-05 22:21
Speaking of useful sources, maybe you should actually do fucking research instead of looking at the first thing google throws at you and taking it as complete truth, dumbass. Many organizations including the IOC (which recognizes Chess as a sport) state that a sport does not have to involve physical activity. Here is an example of the criteria of a sport from 1 governing body. "The sport proposed should have an element of competition. The sport proposed should in no way be harmful to any living creatures. The sport should not rely on equipment that is provided by a single supplier. The sport should not rely on any “luck” element specifically designed into the sport." If you want to learn more, then read the wikipedia article on sports. If your argument is that wikipedia is something that can easily be edited and faked, then by all means go to the sources and read them. They back up the wikipedia article completely. I would also like to point out that dictionaries are often pretty stupid. For example the Oxford dictionary says that one of the definitions of literally is figuritively. Here is the exact quote: Literally: "Used for emphasis or to express strong feeling while not being literally true: 'I have received literally thousands of letters' " And you trust these same people to tell you what a sport is?
2016-08-06 03:21
+1 i was thinking the same
2016-08-05 18:38
#220
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Russia band1
sport means competition, not only phisycal activity.
2016-08-05 18:45
1 reply
2016-08-05 18:45
#250
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Brazil LaicaBoss
what do you mean with "pool"?
2016-08-05 19:44
2 replies
1 reply
#255
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Brazil LaicaBoss
lel my bad i thought that u was talking about like diving and other shits like that
2016-08-05 20:27
like golf? :p
2016-08-05 21:26
yes
2016-08-05 23:25
3 slots for africa/ME 6 for asia/straya 6 for americans only 8 (E I G H T) for Europe wew
2016-08-05 15:10
2 replies
#142
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Brazil TonimSan
No problem, Africa and Asia won't make to the playoffs anyway...
2016-08-05 16:00
and only 2 teams of best 12(esl) can compete becouse all are mixes.Prepare for tier 5.
2016-08-08 04:11
lets fuking go china! comunists is the richest!
2016-08-05 16:47
EZ 4 ENCE
2016-08-05 18:40
Unfortunately i can not play with my team, we would have destroyed everything!
2016-08-05 14:35
8 replies
What team are you playing for? Rapefugees in Pyjamas(.G2A)?
2016-08-05 14:38
7 replies
how do you know?
2016-08-05 14:38
4 replies
How could he not know? Your team is known all over the world and feared by many
2016-08-05 15:18
3 replies
true, sorry how could i be that stupid...
2016-08-05 16:51
2 replies
Indeed. But forgiven, dont do it again
2016-08-05 17:26
1 reply
thank you a lot dude, appreciated
2016-08-05 17:38
#85
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Sweden Trojka03
He is not Friberg lol.
2016-08-05 15:12
1 reply
Yeah, he's definitely Get_Right.
2016-08-05 17:45
df
2016-08-05 14:34
nice even this early people ready for first post
2016-08-05 14:35
1 reply
you know people are using crawlers for this :)
2016-08-05 14:49
thgsrtyj
2016-08-05 14:34
1
2016-08-05 14:34
krek
2016-08-05 14:34
ok
2016-08-05 14:34
#14
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Sweden compan
asease
2016-08-05 14:34
1
2016-08-05 14:34
b
2016-08-05 14:34
23
2016-08-05 14:34
k3k
2016-08-05 14:34
。
2016-08-05 14:34
ENCE?
2016-08-05 14:35
1 reply
EZ 4 ENCE
2016-08-05 15:05
1for china and 6 for USA? lul
2016-08-05 14:35
800k$ ? HOLY SHIT SK SOON WILL BE ABLE TO BUY WHOLE BRAZIL
2016-08-05 14:35
18 replies
They wont attend to this event :> TACO said SK will not play any offline event without fer Edit: twitter.com/TACOCS/status/76056510310851.. twitter.com/TACOCS/status/76056600095801..
2016-08-05 14:39
17 replies
these are 2 different tournaments, no?
2016-08-05 14:48
oh wait. shit he said he is not gonna play untill 20 SEPTEMBER? jeeez, i was sure it was August :D nvm then, rip sk, ez money for VP
2016-08-05 14:51
15 replies
No multinational lineups allowed, means: Rip Navi Rip G2 (ScreaM belgian) Its 800k for VP or fnatic (unless other teams like Astralis and NiP upset, but nahhh).
2016-08-05 15:02
13 replies
Ye i just read that shit about multinational lineups... THAT SUCKS SO HARD LOL Maybe if they count CIS as a Region then Na'Vi will be able to play, because every1 wants to see na'vi playing... come on >,< What is the point of making tournament with such a big prize pool with such a stupid rules? Many top tier teams will miss it because of different countries. Just from top20 there will be missing teams such as: Na'Vi, G2, Mouz, Liquid, FaZe, Flipsid3, C9(fuck them tho), gambit, optic, dignitas etc. Soooooooooooo, who is gonna fill these 8 EU spots? XD Fnatic, Vp, NiP, EnVy and then who? XD Garbage Godsent? Epsilon? What about NA and their 6 spots? ARe there even 6 teams with 6 americans? -Optic -Cloud9 -NRG -TSM Only Immortals will go? xD
2016-08-05 15:10
12 replies
They needed a way to make the Chinese team (which gets a direct spot, instead of qualifying through Asia-Pacific) get to the playoffs easily... ez TyLoo I guess
2016-08-05 15:13
1 reply
I wouldnt be suprised if tier4 eu teams beat tyloo so badly
2016-08-05 15:15
Guardian is slovakian and does not belong to CIS region even if they would count it as 1 nation :) rip navi.. Eu: astralis, vp, envy, nip, fnatic, +3 (kinguin, mk, epsilon smth like that)
2016-08-05 15:23
2 replies
Ye i forgot about that garbage team astralis :/ Still, what about NA? There arent 6 top teams that have 1 nation in team, so what is going to happen? They will bring 6 brazilian teams or some tier10 NA?
2016-08-05 15:25
Team X, Nip, Godsent This could effect roster changes 800k is nothing to Joke about I mean we have unconfirmed reports of fanatic teaming up with rain
2016-08-05 15:54
Well, we've seen already stepid rules, like in Cologne (Kjaerbye), EL (SK/X). Now wee need just rules about age, health, eye color....
2016-08-05 15:28
3 replies
When you think about it there are no Top tier black players
2016-08-05 15:55
Well ELEAGUE was restricted by age, where you had to be at least 17 years old. That meant that Twistzz (from TSM) could not attend and they had to play with CadiaN as a sub
2016-08-05 16:07
1 reply
No, SK and X player swap.
2016-08-05 16:14
#213
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Greenland LilPeep
Dude, "limited to one country" means: -usa -canada Shroud is canadian, no C9. A lot of stand ins roster moves incoming xD
2016-08-05 18:32
2 replies
Thats why i said -cloud9 :D
2016-08-05 18:33
1 reply
#237
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Greenland LilPeep
Ywah, wrong guy xD
2016-08-05 19:17
#272
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Hong Kong korean
theres one chance actually, if the next qualify after the african be any other than the americas one, then they could qualify i guess.
2016-08-05 21:08
2
2016-08-05 14:35
ez 4 ISIS
2016-08-05 14:36
#27
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Ukraine av1ruz
Go NAVI!
2016-08-05 14:36
1 reply
#61
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CIS Laggy
multinational lineups out of the competition. Rip navi
2016-08-05 14:56
Asia 6 North & South America 6 Europe & CIS 8 LUL
2016-08-05 14:36
3 replies
List 6 American Teams pls
2016-08-05 15:56
2 replies
I think he meant that Asia getting 6 spots is ridiculous.
2016-08-06 21:14
1 reply
Yes and I tried to explain that 6 America spots are pretty ridiculous as well
2016-08-06 21:32
ok
2016-08-05 14:36
Lol at lineup restrictions Ezence
2016-08-05 14:38
expected
2016-08-05 14:38
#36
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Spain Alser
11/20 teams in the top 20 are multinational, how can you not allow them to play
2016-08-05 14:43
1 reply
They probably want some kind of a chance of the Chinese team doing well so are biased..
2016-08-05 14:50
Wow
2016-08-05 14:40
Rip navi, faze, dignitas
2016-08-05 14:41
3 replies
Mouse, G2
2016-08-05 14:50
2 replies
#67
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Russia mcs#
Liquid, F3, Gambit
2016-08-05 15:01
1 reply
Optic, C9 Echo Fox,
2016-08-05 15:57
#43
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Sweden compan
ez4SK
2016-08-05 14:46
4 replies
Won't attend Lans until 20.September Ez Vp
2016-08-05 15:58
3 replies
#285
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Hong Kong korean
this lan wont be anywhere near september lol
2016-08-05 22:39
2 replies
But the Qualifiers lol
2016-08-05 22:48
1 reply
#293
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Hong Kong korean
still no dates and also if the next qualifier isnt the americas one then they definitely could make it
2016-08-05 23:33
1 spot for CHINA? unfair!
2016-08-05 14:47
7 replies
#53
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Slovakia TatKo
They will chance in asian qual
2016-08-05 14:49
6 spots for asia pacific,more chinese teams
2016-08-05 14:50
5 replies
So pakistan gets to play middle east qualifier?
2016-08-05 14:57
4 replies
asia pacific?
2016-08-05 14:58
3 replies
Maybe but as i remember last time registering for some asia pacific aualifiers they said pakistan is not included in this region bla bla
2016-08-05 14:59
2 replies
#75
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Spain Alser
I don't see Pakistan in the middle east qualifier wesg.starladder.com/en/csgo/news/4172-cs.. So it has to be the Asia-Pacific
2016-08-05 15:08
1 reply
#283
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Israel Fixzor
Israel? Xd
2016-08-05 22:32
#49
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Slovakia TatKo
Cant wait
2016-08-05 14:48
So effectively they are eliminating 4/10 of the best teams in the world due to roster restrictions? They probably are doing this just so the Chinese team has some kind of a chance in placing top 8, smh.
2016-08-05 14:50
5 replies
#247
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China angle409
Most international games don't allow mixed team, think soccer wc etc. You should be grateful that a Chinese company provides funds for 8 European teams to compete and win. What a fuckin dumbass. If i was alibaba boss i will reduce European spots to 3 and make china spots 4.
2016-08-05 19:40
4 replies
This isn't an international game if it allows more than one team from a specific country. I shouldn't be greatful since in my opinion I would rather have no tournament rather than a tournament without half of the best teams. If they reduced the Europian spots even more then they would get much less viewership..
2016-08-05 20:53
If you want to put it that way, then fine, host a Chinese-only event and enjoy 10 k viewers, you dummie.
2016-08-06 21:22
2 replies
#309
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China angle409
nodody cares about UK viewers. Chinese viewers alone can reach 1M easily.
2016-08-07 04:54
1 reply
I was talking about EU & NA, not about UK only, learn to read. > Chinese viewers alone can reach 1M easily Yeah, that's why Chinese tournaments always get shitton of viewers all the time... oh wait, they don't, it's not DOTA2 or LoL.
2016-08-07 09:35
#59
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Israel KraKen123
If Israel was in ME/Africa they would destroy everyone in there...But no... Arabs can't play against Israel... :(
2016-08-05 14:53
1 reply
But You are ME/Africa. Lebanon, Egipt are ME/Africa. So You are not EU.
2016-08-05 17:29
3 slots for Africa/Middle east. You joking right? There is maybe one team that can play at Tier 3 level there. Get your head out of your ass WESG.
2016-08-05 14:54
#66
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Russia mcs#
"It has now been revealed that team rosters are limited to one country, effectively ruling multinational lineups out of the competition." ez for ENCE
2016-08-05 14:59
1 reply
#284
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Europe DrexxEnt
VP you mean?
2016-08-05 22:33
gyazo.com/57f69803c3827a8a1a9425e73e3ddb.. all teams who are allowed/not allowed to play updated with gambit
2016-08-05 15:13
19 replies
^why put a quesrtionmark on nV and fnatic? expecting roster changes?
2016-08-05 15:05
3 replies
rain and Ex6TenZ, yes
2016-08-05 15:05
2 replies
Who will be out then? JW and devil?
2016-08-05 15:23
1 reply
yes and maybe
2016-08-05 15:24
Gambit cant play lol
2016-08-05 15:09
1 reply
oh yeah forgot adren and mou
2016-08-05 15:10
#83
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Estonia Bongskie
lel :) the most boring tournament confirmed
2016-08-05 15:11
I see only 19 also Cloud9 cannot play, Gambit as well
2016-08-05 15:30
3 replies
Already updated Gambit. Too late for Clown9 (and not necessary). #20 is Epsilon and they didnt fit in the picture.
2016-08-05 15:33
2 replies
there are 10 more teams in HLTV ranking tho, f.e Renegades which CAN play
2016-08-05 15:33
1 reply
yeah but not on the top 20 page
2016-08-05 15:39
- clown9 ..shrod or shrud is canadian
2016-08-05 15:29
1 reply
I wont renew it for clown9. Nobody cares anyway for them.
2016-08-05 15:30
Cloud9?Shroud? No, don't know him
2016-08-05 15:32
1 reply
+1 he is so unimportant that even I forgot him.
2016-08-05 15:34
LG wont attend Lan until Sep/20 so rip them as well
2016-08-05 16:00
1 reply
Its not known when this event starts
2016-08-05 16:06
cloud9 have a canadian wtf
2016-08-08 04:14
1 reply
2016-08-08 04:15
ez for VP.G2A and Kinguin! <3 I love this tournament.
2016-08-05 15:07
make it to major
2016-08-05 15:09
IMBA TV XDDD
2016-08-05 15:09
#79
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Poland vezz.
400k for second place? Wow.
2016-08-05 15:09
damn that prize pool
2016-08-05 15:11
Who is ready for fxy0 to take the title?
2016-08-05 15:13
finaly North africa region and Middle eastern !
2016-08-05 15:15
#94
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Finland Wozzw
Ez middle east
2016-08-05 15:22
$800,000 = PogChamp rules = shit tournament, wasted money
2016-08-05 15:22
800k woooow
2016-08-05 15:24
Another bullshit rule is forced up our esports to make it more "like real sports". Fuck I hate these companies not understanding esports and trying to force change it into their fitting definition of sports. RiP a great tournament, now we will see for example Mouz with keev and Tabsen play, who will stand in for NiKo and ChrisJ. Or maybe some fast given passports to NiKo and ChrisJ.
2016-08-05 15:24
2 replies
Was going to say German Government will make Niko fast German
2016-08-05 16:01
mouz with NiKo=without NiKo
2016-08-05 20:44
Not SK, not fun.
2016-08-05 15:25
Csgo in the olympic games LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL xDDDDDDDDDDD
2016-08-05 15:27
#108
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Sweden Trojka03
I guess they want to do it like efrags The World Championship 100k$ tourney? That's the only thing that make sense with this rule?
2016-08-05 15:28
3 replies
That's not the reason that no one cares about Soccer in Olympics Because we do care about World/ Europe Cup The thing with soccer is that the best don't compete there for some fucked up reason
2016-08-05 16:03
2 replies
#148
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Sweden Trojka03
I wasn't even talking about football wtf?
2016-08-05 16:04
1 reply
LOL
2016-08-05 21:08
#110
NEO | 
Poland LGf
this rule will help shit its cancerous. csgo is not fucking 100 matters run. Thats why no1 cares about football at olympics because of that shit rule.
2016-08-05 15:29
2016-08-05 15:33
Who will win? Maybe one of the lower teams will win
2016-08-05 15:35
Are teamss with multination teams allowed to make their team one nation fir the tournament for example g2 - scream + any french or mouz - niko - chris + 2 jermens?
2016-08-05 15:35
1 reply
Or FaZe -fox -kio - aizy :D I hope aizy joins for this event Dognitas would be sick to see
2016-08-05 16:05
800 k N1
2016-08-05 15:38
So it's bigger and better than any Valve-supported major. But some weird persons still think a major isn't just the biggest tournament in terms of the prizepool, but exactly sponsored by Valve. FU, this one is a major too. And no, you can call "big tournaments" everything that pays less than Valve, e.g. ELEAGUE or ESC, but this one is a major.
2016-08-05 15:44
7 replies
#145
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Brazil TonimSan
Stickers, stickers everywhere.
2016-08-05 16:03
1 reply
for me "major" means something big, significant! stickers dont mean so much i guess, at least till they give you another half a million dollars...
2016-08-05 16:07
Imagine Facebook creates a Huge Tennis Tournament with 100Million Prize Money > wont be more important then Wimbledon Same applies here Majors are more important even with less price money Its about recognition not money
2016-08-05 16:07
4 replies
They decide if a tournament is more important or not based on these s1mple criteria: 1) Prizepool. Obviously you do want to win more money. 2) Enemies. Obviously it's more interesting to play against strong opponents. That's it. And they barely care about who is sponsoring it and so on. Speaking about Wimbledon you can't get rid of the fact that it's one of the oldest tournaments so it adds a bit more prestige to all the other stuff. Speaking about CS:GO you can't find any analogy, because CS:GO has been existing for only 4 years, so comparing Valve's majors to Wimbledon is weird.
2016-08-05 16:31
3 replies
I just try to that in Competition its not only about Prize money Every CS Team would attend a 1 Million$ Major Above a 5 Million$ Tournament
2016-08-05 17:15
2 replies
Ofc it's not all about money, that's why I also mentioned the level of their enemies. It means it's more interesting to win 1 million playing against G2 or SK than against HellRaisers or Gambit. Everything else doesn't matter.
2016-08-05 17:33
#251
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China angle409
Wimbledon is among highest prized tournaments with some 1.5m usd paid to top winner. Now try to gst rid of that prize and see what hapens. Money is not importan? total nonsense.
2016-08-05 19:59
So, no SK, possibly no Fnatic/NV, Navi, G2, Mouse, Liquid, Faze, F3, C9, Gambleit, possibly no immortals(cause of SK), TSM, Optic, Dig, Noks, X... Only VP, Bots In Pyjamas, Botstralis, Epsilon, GODSENT, and ENCE? K DAN, huge moneywaste. Sorry fuknese, but Pepsilon will rek your teams once again.
2016-08-05 15:45
4 replies
Fnatic, NV, Liquid, C9, Dignitas can play
2016-08-05 16:32
3 replies
Liquid-Pimp, C9-Shrood, Dig-rubino. Fnc and nV-did you hear that they can make roster change?
2016-08-05 16:51
2 replies
Fuck right anyway both fnatic and nv will bring a player on the same country if a change happens
2016-08-05 16:55
1 reply
Fnatic will bring rain 90% and nV likely to bring Ex6tenz,they need tactics
2016-08-05 17:23
Well some brazilians team actually have a chance to qualify for this one. That stupid rule means some of the top NA teams won't be able to play. g3x, Immortals and LG could qualify imo
2016-08-05 15:46
Europe & CIS 8 PLEASE: G2, Na`Vi, fnatic, NiP, Virtus.Pro, mousesports, Astralis, EnVyUs (although they're crap, but their orga is big enough to be invited) North & South America 6 PLEASE: SK, Immortals, Liquid, Cloud9, TSM, OpTic
2016-08-05 15:47
3 replies
#163
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Brazil LeoAv
no optic, mixwell no cloud9, shoroud no liquid maybe, peacemaker tsm only canadá?
2016-08-05 16:20
2 replies
No Liquid cuz pimping their ride
2016-08-05 16:40
1 reply
#290
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Brazil LeoAv
yes yes
2016-08-05 23:21
Rules in this tournament, like in North Korea.
2016-08-05 15:54
4 replies
This is how it should be not like this stupidity of getting 5 players each one from a different country. Teams like SK, Fnatic, NiP and VP are the real CS squads, they carry a nation hope, a nation pride.
2016-08-05 17:54
3 replies
I really like SK but, suck your flags, even here we cant be without a politics. I like to see teams and players with good aim, not national cs. If you have good 5 players from one country - nice, have it, have your national KappaPride. But cs is not about nations, it is about game. I like teams like G2 and Faze way more then NiP, because nip have no aim.
2016-08-05 18:25
2 replies
well, you have 3276327362 another tournaments with no such rules about different nationalities. lol > f0rest > no aim pick one
2016-08-05 18:43
1 reply
>Others >Good aim Pick one
2016-08-05 19:08
who will watch this shit with almost no top team because of a stupid rule
2016-08-05 15:55
#138
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World waltsuu
esports2k16 boys!
2016-08-05 15:57
#147
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Argentina tpainarg
NICE! +10
2016-08-05 16:04
REMOVE THE ROSTER RULE ASAP
2016-08-05 16:07
EZ for Fnatic/VP
2016-08-05 16:24
Let's go BRAZIL! We can do it! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL!
2016-08-05 16:35
team rosters are limited to one country, effectively ruling international lineups out of the competition So no Na`Vi? ROFL it was a good way to get rid of those noobs, gj SLTV.
2016-08-05 16:38
Retarded rules. Na`Vi (3 guys) G2 (ScreaM) mousesports (NiKo, oskar?) Liquid (Pimp) FaZe (everyone) Flipsid3 (WorldEdit, wayLander) Cloud9 (shroud) Gambit (AdreN, mou) TSM, OpTic, dignitas 11 teams from top20 aren't allowed to play! GJ!
2016-08-05 16:49
1 reply
I hope dognitas - rubino + Aizy for this event
2016-08-05 17:17
no g2,navi,sk = no reason to watch
2016-08-05 16:46
1 reply
Best comment here
2016-08-07 11:24
what the fuck? so no G2, Na'Vi, fnatic (after the shuffle ;))????
2016-08-05 16:47
mousesports --- also ChrisJ Flipsid3 -WorldEdit -waylander +Zeus +ANGE1 Gambit -AdreN -mou +WorldEdit +... Well, StarLadder are retards
2016-08-05 16:51
#180
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Czech Republic THE_WILLY
CPL, ESWC, WCG, WSVG and now WESG always surprised with how many names they can come up with for basically the same thing.
2016-08-05 17:04
#181
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France t3r4byt3
RiP Na'Vi, G2, Liquid, FaZe etc. that's so bullshit though lmao, only SK, VP, fnatic, NiP, Astralis, EnVyUs and teams like them can compete
2016-08-05 17:10
lol
2016-08-05 17:15
rules are 11/10 retarded
2016-08-05 17:18
So we could see Poland play +Michu -pasha Ez $800k
2016-08-05 17:21
#192
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Poland Mannix
ez for VP LUL
2016-08-05 17:24
Okei ny ei jaksa enää katella vierestä ku tollasista rahoista kyse. Lähetääkö näyttää maailmalle mite tätä peliä pelataa?
2016-08-05 17:28
WOW NICE
2016-08-05 17:43
"1.3. Tournament registration: Players are allowed to take part in the tournament only if they are legal citizens of one of the countries of the region which is chosen in the process of registration."
2016-08-05 17:45
nice 3 african slots and 6 asian slots. always nice to see new regions and teams developing.
2016-08-05 17:46
get fucking rekt mixed countries team! hahahaha dis gon be gud
2016-08-05 17:56
Wtf is that shitty rule
2016-08-05 18:24
people seem surprised by this rule. although it's the same as WCG. remember when lurppis couldn't play for EG or gob b for germany cause of that rule?
2016-08-05 18:42
Cloud9 sub in Swag for Shroud and take this shiz n0thing skadoodle swag sancz s2k
2016-08-05 18:59
1 reply
Omfg you're a genius m8. With prize pools of leagues being higher than major prize pools we could see some of the banned players coming back. Atleast imo they should.
2016-08-05 19:06
#232
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Ukraine gungrave
24 teams from one country? lmao this is gonna be fun 6 teams and 18 mix's
2016-08-05 19:11
hm, ez for vp then!
2016-08-05 19:10
#238
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United States DeAlphy
EZ vp last time tournament was in dubai VP rekt ez ez vp m8
2016-08-05 19:18
Really poor rule NaVi can't play with their roster G2 can't play with their roster mouz can't play with their roster faze can't play with their roster flipsid3 can't play with their roster gambit can't play with their roster dignitas can't play with their roster c9 can't play with their roster TSM can't play with their roster Liquid can't play with their roster Optic can't play with their roster etc
2016-08-05 19:21
Go Argentinian teaaam!!! Dunno which one because no one is united to be at least decent but let's cheer anyways, lol.
2016-08-05 19:33
Gj on making full retard rules.
2016-08-05 20:04
This event is going to be so damn stupid, so many teams in NA alone (seriously, are there even 6 NA teams that have all NA players?) are done with this event unless they all somehow get decent replacements, not to mention all the teams who can play together will have a much easier time all around since a few top 10 teams can't even play with their rosters lol. HORRIBLE choice to make this even possible.
2016-08-05 20:10
no Lounge, no viewers rip csgo 2012-2016
2016-08-05 20:36
6 replies
fck lounge fck bettors cs if for passionate people not for kids that use daddy credit card for fun
2016-08-05 20:46
5 replies
i'm paid my credit card with skins csgolounge kids ... shhh!
2016-08-05 20:51
4 replies
I arent think that
2016-08-05 20:50
3 replies
really its or was my job if lounge dont back... i'll try egb or fanobet.
2016-08-05 20:51
2 replies
I was dont know this details
2016-08-05 20:52
1 reply
lol
2016-08-05 20:53
6 spots for asia-pacific mean
2016-08-05 20:57
Damn, will these be like a major, like there are stickers and everything?
2016-08-05 21:00
2 replies
It won't because Valve won't sponsorise it. + many top teams are ruled out because of their multinational roster, so fnatic and VP will destroy every tier 4 african teams.
2016-08-05 21:14
1 reply
#292
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United Kingdom Bo2s
i can 1v10 fnatic & vp to get first place easily :)
2016-08-05 23:29
GL to Selfless and Echo Fox, NAs 2 best team for this tournament, unless CLG picks up 2 more americans.
2016-08-05 21:21
#281
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Brazil hugoooo
The number of spots are absolutely retarded. Everybody should get less spots, Europe should have more, way more.
2016-08-05 22:22
#282
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Europe DrexxEnt
Terrible idea. WCG wen't here and it was a fucking disaster that every team hated. Rip Mouz Rip g2 Rip NaVi Rip Faze Rip C9 Rip TSM Rip Liquid The list can go on...fucking terribad decision
2016-08-05 22:29
that makes no sense, in olympics real teams =/= olympic teams so unless this is the actual olympics why tf would you do that...
2016-08-05 22:46
god damn son, navi or sk will be rich as fuck after this tourney
2016-08-05 23:14
3 replies
"team rosters are limited to one country", SK or fnatic now
2016-08-06 02:36
2 replies
oh yea I forgot guard and s1mp weren't ruski
2016-08-06 02:42
1 reply
And also Edward
2016-08-07 11:28
Keeping this region locked rule for rosters and say this kind of excuse "could help esports to be recognized as official sports and potentially included in the Olympic Games." is beyond retarded. We will even have a f**kin refugee team competing in this year Olympics with Athletes from various countries, which also is completely ridiculous if you follow the concept of the Games. So they should find a better excuse than this for their roster rules.
2016-08-06 01:58
very very nice gj (the prize pool and distribution I mean)
2016-08-06 02:34
wcg rules are back, wooooooooooo best tournament i wish Starladder and ImbaTV will organize olimpic games one day xDD
2016-08-06 09:56
#302
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Austria gex0r
i mean which teams are gonna be effected by this rule? mouz, dignitas and faZe.. ?
2016-08-06 12:33
The biggest prizepool and the stupidiest rules in the world xD How can you run such a big tournament, not having those teams participating in it Na`Vi G2 mousesports Liquid FaZe Flipsid3 Cloud9 Gambit TSM OpTic dignitas Dear Starladder, shoot yourself pls.
2016-08-06 19:28
It's sad to see them wasting $1.5 mln on a shitty tournament. GJ with the rules!
2016-08-06 21:28
Those organizators are retarded af, RIP all best teams apart from Fnatic and VP
2016-08-07 11:27
go qualifer plz spain
2016-08-08 04:18
1 reply
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2016-09-17 01:20
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