WESG World Finals Day 1 recap

The first day in Changzhou, China is over and here is a recap of today's action.

WESG 2016 World Finals which offers $1,500,000 in prize money kicked off at 04:30 and twenty-seven matches were played. The group stage matches were best-of-twos and squads played two to three matches in the first day. The leaders of the groups will go straight to the quarter-finals while the second and third-placed teams from different groups will face each other in order to qualify for the quarters.

Group A, which features the heavy-hitters, kicked off with Envy' 2-0 win over subtLe. The Frenchmen later faced Epsilon, who secured a victory against TeamOne in their first game. The Swedish lineup won Cobblestone in overtime by coming back, while Envy secured Cache 16-4.


The first day in China is over 

Virtus.pro had a hard day as they tied their first game 1-1 with .Russia and almost lost a map against subtLe. In the end, the Poles overcame subtLe and finished the day with a win and a draw. .Russia's 2-0 win against TeamOne gave them the same record as three different teams in the group.

Group A standings:

Teams  M W D L P
Poland Virtus.pro  2 1 1 0 4
Russia .Russia 2 1 1 0 4
Sweden Epsilon 2 1 1 0 4
France Envy 2 1 1 0 4
Brazil TeamOne 2 0 0 2 0
North America subtLe 2 0 0 2 0

iGame.com were the clear victors of Group B as they beat both VG.CyberZen and Colombia 2-0. Although they lost against the Finns, VG.CyberZen defeated K23 while Colombia won against ENZO.

rEAK had two games, one against K23 and the other one versus ENZO, and the Chileans got draws in both of these matches.

Group B standings:

Teams  M W D L P
Finland iGame.com  2 2 0 0 6
China VG.CyberZen 2 1 0 1 3
Colombia Colombia 2 1 0 1 3
Chile rEAK 2 0 2 0 2
Kazakhstan K23 2 0 1 1 1
Hong Kong ENZO 2 0 1 1 1

Group C only featured five teams because GODSENT skipped the event. The two favorites in the group, Space Soldiers and Kinguin, won their opening matches against Signature and FIVE, respectively. The Polish and Turkish teams then faced each other but a victor couldn't be found as they drew the match 1-1.

Space Soldiers later beat Bravado to get their second win while Signature eased past FIVE. Last but not least, Signature drew against Bravado after losing the first map 16-14 and recovering with a 16-3 win on the second map.

Group C standings:

Teams  M W D L P
Turkey Space Soldiers  3 2 1 0 7
Poland Kinguin 2 1 1 0 4
Thailand Signature 3 1 1 1 4
South Africa Bravado 2 0 1 1 1
China FIVE 2 0 0 2 0

Group D saw TYLOO get draws against Selfless and DarkPassage, and a win against QuetzaL. Selfless later defeated JYP and Ukraine to get the leadership of the group but DarkPassage tied the record of Americans by beating QuetzaL and Ukraine.

Group D standings:

Teams  M W D L P
United States Selfless  3 2 1 0 7
Turkey DarkPassage 3 2 1 0 7
China TYLOO 3 1 2 0 5
Malaysia JYP 3 0 2 1 2
Ukraine Ukraine 3 0 1 2 1
Mexico QuetzaL 3 0 1 2 1

Click here if you want to view the stats from Day 1 and head over to our event page to see which matches will be played tomorrow. The stats for individual matchups can be reached by going to this link and clicking on the match score.

NICE TO GAME :D
2017-01-12 17:21
#17
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Finland eMBeJaana 
EZ4PELITALO
2017-01-12 17:25
ez 4igame
2017-01-12 17:22
ez for bravado
2017-01-13 03:47
#3
twist | 
Sweden kysak 
nice recap!
2017-01-12 17:21
n1
2017-01-12 17:21
Some demos?
2017-01-12 17:21
STICKERS?
2017-01-12 17:21
#39
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Turkey Tormund1 
You were a mistake..
2017-01-12 19:11
mad weeb kebab
2017-01-12 19:11
#12
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CIS sergioff 
noice
2017-01-12 17:21
#13
mir | 
El Salvador NotHotMan 
cool
2017-01-12 17:21
that group A doe..
2017-01-12 17:22
Ez for .Russia
2017-01-12 17:26
Yeah, those groups doesn't make any sense. Group A has potentially 4 strong teams, and group B and D just nothing.
2017-01-12 17:26
#22
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United States lybrel 
Internet Explorer 5 or 6?
2017-01-12 17:36
Team Ukraine shouldn't even bother travelling for event with this line-up. Just put a disgrace on country and team-tag. Also that's a pity that Flipsid3 players chose dreamhack over WESG. With .Russia they could finally won something. Its their 1st and maybe last chance.
2017-01-12 17:32
they are contracted and orgs come first, they cant just attend wesg
2017-01-12 19:36
#21
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United States vaz 
Kinda sad there's no stream featuring Latin American teams
2017-01-12 17:33
#23
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Turkey srtn16 
Ez for Turkish teams hehe :D
2017-01-12 17:38
Recap? Why would recap that? It freaking sucked dude
2017-01-12 17:44
#42
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Iceland fatboislim 
to get the salty tears out of you.
2017-01-12 19:31
#26
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Korea Damianlee 
Way too easy for Selfless
2017-01-12 17:46
#34
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United States CWalker 
Ez 4 selfless thank you based Slemmy
2017-01-12 18:41
#37
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Turkey Tormund1 
DP gonna rape them
2017-01-12 19:07
nice Colombia!
2017-01-12 18:46
this moment when you undestand 99,9% players in this tournament should play in 50$ online cup
2017-01-12 19:12
Shit Tournament but this high prize pool? No GOTV WTF? And I am sure that those Chinese will extend their payouts after the tournament. Chinese are not known to be reliable...
2017-01-12 19:56
#45
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Russia numanox 
HEY! Where is Vega Squadron? >:(
2017-01-12 20:52
DarkPassage, SpaceSoldiers, VP, IGame, .Russia,EnvyUS - Top8
2017-01-12 20:57
nt
2017-01-12 23:52
selfless v igame Final, finland best land
2017-01-13 00:49
woo~
2017-01-13 01:27
#50
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Chile drogen 
#GoReak
2017-01-13 02:09
EZ SS
2017-01-13 06:01
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