The WESG Finals will be held from the 12-15th January at the Olympic Center in Changzhou, China. The prize pool consists of a whopping $1,500,000 with 24 teams participating.
The World Electronic Sports Games Finals will have teams from all regions in the world competing in a BO2 round robin format. The 24 teams will be split into four groups of six teams each and the first-placed team will proceed straight to the quarter-finals, while the second and third-placed teams will battle it out for the last four playoff spots.
This format is very similar to the one we saw used at EPICENTER: Moscow in terms of the group stage. The quarterfinals and onwards will be standard fare in the form of a BO3 single-elimination bracket.
Virtus.pro will be favorites to win in China
There will be familiar names among the players attending, but as the tournament organizer have an 'only same nationality' rule in place for the participating rosters, some of them will appear in some new constellations. Virtus.pro, Envy, and GODSENT will be playing in full lineup among others though.
The full list of teams can be seen below:
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The prize pool distribution will be as follows:
1. - $800,000
2. - $400,000
3. - $200,000
4. - $60,000