WESG APAC finals schedule released

Conflicting with ROG Masters Asia at the same time, World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) has released its schedule for the Asia-Pacific Finals beginning from November 10-13.

Based in Goyang of South Korea, several teams from the Asia-Pacific region will travel to the Korea International Exhibition Centre to obtain one of the six spots available for WESG Global Finals and a share of the ~$73,800 prize pot.

Four teams from the recent Asia Minor will be attending this event including VG.CyberZen and MVP Project, who finished third and fourth respectively. K23 consist of three Gambit core players who recently won Predator Masters 3. These three teams will be considered as the favourites to win the regional tournament.


Sound's MVP project will be playing on home soil

The Oceanic region will be sending three teams consisting of two Australian teams and one New Zealand team. They will not be at full strength since their main rosters will not be field, due to nationality rules.

This caused Parallax to be split apart into these three teams. Parallax will still have Razmik "⁠RaZ⁠" Bastadjan and Egor "⁠LONSDALE⁠" Baranov. Joining them for this event are veteran Nicholas "⁠n1ck⁠" Shaw, and TRIDENT's duo, Tom "⁠BlackouT⁠" Richmond and Simon "⁠Sico⁠" Williams, who was a former teammate not too long ago.

Immunity will be using Chris "⁠yellow⁠" McGillivray and Jordan "⁠Hatz⁠" Bajic from Parallax, substituting for Sean "⁠Gratisfaction⁠" Kaiwai and Gareth "⁠gazR⁠" Lynn. In addition, Immunity will be welcoming back 1.6 veteran Benjamin "⁠benoR⁠" O'Reilly, as a stand-in for his former teammate Mark "⁠deStiny⁠" Kagan, who couldn't attend.

Athletico announced via Twitter, that Stuart "⁠sonic⁠" Rayner and Connor "⁠chuch⁠" Morgan will not be able to attend due to school examinations taking priority. Therefore, they will bring in Sam "⁠mizu⁠" Richardson from onestop and Sam "⁠jokes⁠" Molan from Parallax

HLTV.org's YiFan "⁠Amazing⁠" Liu who is associated with VG.CyberZen as a manager, has revealed that Bin "⁠Savage⁠" Liu will not be attending the event due to a head injury caused at the airport. It has been confirmed that EHOME's taiwanese player Tzu-Chi "⁠Marek⁠" Huang will be his substitute, according to cnFrag.com.

The Vietnamese team known as Vikings.Vortex will not be participating due to visa issues surrounding them. Filling their spot in Group B will be Hong Kong's ENZO, originating from Group D and decreasing that group to 4 teams. Group C will also move down to four, as Iran's GEX are unable to attend.

Now down to sixteen contestants, the teams has been separated into these four groups, as shown:

Group A Group B Group C Group D
China VG.CyberZen Korea MVP Project China FIVE Korea m0nster
Malaysia Fire Dragoon Singapore Shukufuku Sunshine Japan RJ Absolute Malaysia Orange
Australia Immunity Australia Athletico Thailand Signature Kazakhstan K23
New Zealand Parallax Hong Kong ENZO Philippines Mineski Philippines Expendables

The groupstage will feature a best-of-two round-robin format, where the top two sides of each group will move on to the best-of-three playoffs. The full schedule can be found below:

Thursday, November 10th
04:30 China VG.CyberZen vs. Malaysia Fire Dragoon BO2   A1
04:30 Australia Immunity vs. New Zealand Parallax BO2   A2
04:30 Korea MVP Project vs. Singapore Shukufuku Sunshine BO2   B1
04:30 Australia Athletico vs. Hong Kong ENZO BO2   B2
06:30 Malaysia Fire Dragoon vs. Australia Immunity BO2   A3
06:30 China VG.CyberZen vs. New Zealand Parallax BO2   A4
06:30 Singapore Shukufuku Sunshine vs. Australia Athletico BO2   B3
06:30 Korea MVP Project vs. Hong Kong ENZO BO2   B4
08:30 China VG.CyberZen vs. Australia Immunity BO2   A5
08:30 Malaysia Fire Dragoon vs. New Zealand Parallax BO2   A6
08:30 Korea MVP Project vs. Australia Athletico BO2   B5
08:30 Singapore Shukufuku Sunshine vs. Hong Kong ENZO BO2   B6
10:30 Group A rematch #1*      BO2    
10:30 Group B rematch #1*     BO2    
10:30 Group A rematch #2*     BO2    
10:30 Group B rematch #2*      BO2    
Friday, November 11th
03:00 China FIVE vs. Japan RJ Absolute BO2   C1
03:00 Thailand Signature vs. Philippines Mineski BO2   C2
03:00 Korea m0nster vs. Malaysia Orange BO2   D1
03:00 Philippines Expendables vs. Kazakhstan K23 BO2   D2
05:00 Japan RJ Absolute vs. Thailand Signature BO2   C3
05:00 China FIVE vs. Philippines Mineski BO2   C4
05:00 Malaysia Orange vs. Philippines Expendables BO2   D3
05:00 Korea m0nster vs. Kazakhstan K23 BO2   D4
07:00 China FIVE vs. Thailand Signature BO2   C5
07:00 Japan RJ Absolute vs. Philippines Mineski BO2   C6
07:00 Korea m0nster vs. Philippines Expendables BO2   D5
07:00 Malaysia Orange vs. Kazakhstan K23 BO2   D6
09:00 Group C rematch #1*     BO2    
09:00 Group D rematch #1*     BO2    
11:00 Group C rematch #2*     BO2    
11:00 Group D rematch #2*     BO2    
*Note: These are additional matches that may be played if a group tie occurs, to decide who moves on to playoffs.
Saturday, November 12th
03:00 Quarter-final #1
BO3
03:00 Quarter-final #2
BO3
03:00 Quarter-final #3
BO3
03:00 Quarter-final #4
BO3
06:00 Semi-final #1
BO3
06:00 Semi-final #2
BO3
06:00 Relegation match #1  (for 5-6. place decider) BO3
06:00 Relegation match #2  (for 5-6. place decider) BO3
09:00 Consolidation final
BO3
Sunday, November 13th
03:00 Grand final
BO3

The distribution of the ~$73,800 prize pool is as follows:

1. ~$29,500 + WESG Global Finals spot
2. ~$17,700 + WESG Global Finals spot
3. ~$8,860 + WESG Global Finals spot
4. ~$5,900 + WESG Global Finals spot
5-6. ~$2,950 + WESG Global Finals spot
5-6. ~$2,950 + WESG Global Finals spot
7-8. ~$2,950
7-8. ~$2,950

Australia Sam 'jokes' Molan
Sam 'jokes' Molan
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
134
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.13
New Zealand Razmik 'RaZ' Bastadjan
Razmik 'RaZ' Bastadjan
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
286
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
New Zealand Tom 'BlackouT' Richmond
Tom 'BlackouT' Richmond
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
55
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.14
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New Zealand Simon 'Sico' Williams
Simon 'Sico' Williams
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.17
Maps played:
738
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.13
New Zealand Nicholas 'n1ck' Shaw
Nicholas 'n1ck' Shaw
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.86
Maps played:
46
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.15
Australia Connor 'chuch' Morgan
Connor 'chuch' Morgan
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
305
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
Taiwan Tzu-Chi 'Marek' Huang
Tzu-Chi 'Marek' Huang
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
349
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
New Zealand Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Sean 'Gratisfaction' Kaiwai
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
763
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.12
Australia Stuart 'sonic' Rayner
Stuart 'sonic' Rayner
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
210
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Australia Jordan 'Hatz' Bajic
Jordan 'Hatz' Bajic
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
783
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.14
Australia Sam 'mizu' Richardson
Sam 'mizu' Richardson
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
267
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.17
New Zealand Egor 'LONSDALE' Baranov
Egor 'LONSDALE' Baranov
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
368
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.72
APR:
0.16
China YiFan 'Amazing' Liu
YiFan 'Amazing' Liu
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.43
Maps played:
7
KPR:
0.99
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.17
Australia Chris 'yellow' McGillivray
Chris 'yellow' McGillivray
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
233
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.14
Australia Benjamin 'benoR' O'Reilly
Benjamin 'benoR' O'Reilly
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
6
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.78
APR:
0.14
Australia Mark 'deStiny' Kagan
Mark 'deStiny' Kagan
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
262
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.17
Australia Gareth 'gazR' Lynn
Gareth 'gazR' Lynn
Age:
-
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.81
Maps played:
72
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.75
APR:
0.14
China Bin 'Savage' Liu
Bin 'Savage' Liu
Age:
31
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
830
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Gonna be a nice event.
2016-11-08 19:20
#17
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Netherlands TsunamiCow
EZ VG
2016-11-08 19:20
EZ FOR ENZO
2016-11-08 23:18
#2
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United States J3wy
r
2016-11-08 19:20
1
2016-11-08 19:20
Tyloo is 2 good 4 this shit or what?
2016-11-08 19:21
wait what
2016-11-08 19:21
beautiful indeed.
2016-11-08 20:40
#4
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Finland CoFmo
jn
2016-11-08 19:20
gl
2016-11-08 19:20
#6
chrisJ | 
Hungary baGO.
1
2016-11-08 19:20
USA
2016-11-08 19:20
1
2016-11-08 19:20
g
2016-11-08 19:20
cool
2016-11-08 19:20
ez 4 ence
2016-11-08 19:22
#12
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Indonesia Tuvny1
Internally opressed rn
2016-11-08 19:20
#17th
2016-11-08 19:20
Not 1st
2016-11-08 19:20
#15
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Europe Meoxik
k23
2016-11-08 19:20
#16
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Russia Reph
ez for Athletico
2016-11-08 19:20
Easy for Tyloo as always
2016-11-08 19:20
#19
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Sweden Vickelurre
[18+] US ELECTION! //www.strawpoll.me/11603828/r
2016-11-08 19:20
#20
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CIS OREL_1337
no tyloo lol
2016-11-08 19:20
#22
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Japan shoken
cmon Asia! #fuckUSA
2016-11-08 19:21
RJ Absolute PogChamp PogChamp of course is my city <3 Good luck boys! Kappa We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL / Rio de Janeiro (RJ)
2016-11-08 19:21
automatic and stewie2TK gonna play ?
2016-11-08 19:28
easy for VG
2016-11-08 19:34
Ez k23
2016-11-08 19:41
group a what the fuck
2016-11-08 19:55
#32
byali | 
Poland vezz.
Anyone knows when are the Global Finals?
2016-11-08 20:09
Cool.
2016-11-08 21:15
WTH group A is stacked AF
2016-11-08 21:42
Athletico's lineup is very promising. Gl to them and the rest of the participants of the tournament.
2016-11-08 21:56
No wonder there aren't any decent teams at rog masters....
2016-11-08 23:42
the talent here and at ROG is so divided. no mongolz, dreamscape etc.
2016-11-09 00:39
#40
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China Tomaten
GG VG.CyberZen Savage was injured
2016-11-09 01:44
Savage will not be attending this event because of slip injured at the airport
2016-11-09 03:04
can you link me source?
2016-11-09 03:18
from VG manager's social account weibo.com/u/6047708776?refer_flag=100505.. and a taiwan player 'Marek' from ehome will replace him
2016-11-09 03:48
thanks :)
2016-11-09 03:48
dw, Amazing told me T.T
2016-11-09 03:45
athletico top 1
2016-11-09 12:00
ez for vietnam lul
2016-11-09 17:57
#49
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Other Onizuka_go
ez for not an ez team
2016-11-09 18:01
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