WESG 2017 with $1.5 million prize pool
The World Electronic Sports Games has announced a $1.5 million prize pool for its next world championship along with details about the European and the American qualifiers.
The total purse has been kept the same from last year's event, with the winner still picking up $800,000, but some of the other top finishers will earn substantially less money as 16 teams, instead of just eight, will now walk away with cheques.
In addition to the male tournament, there will also be a female competition, a first in the history of WESG, with $170,000 on offer. As it happened last year, team rosters are limited to one country, effectively ruling international lineups out of the competition.
WESG 2017 will take place at an as-yet undisclosed location in March 2018 and will feature 32 teams total - an increase from last year's 24. The national and regional qualifiers will run from August to January, with Starladder being in charge of the qualifying process in both Europe and America. The qualifiers in other regions will be announced soon.
Below you can find the prize distribution for the male CS:GO tournament:
The female competition's prize pool breakdown is as follows:
Details about the registration process for the European and the American qualifiers can be found on WESG's official website. Europe has been allocated 12 slots at the world finals, while America has been given seven places. The prize distribution for these regions' LAN events is the following:
|Europe Finals (12 slots at WESG 2017)||American Finals (7 slots at WESG 2017)|
|1. $40,000||1. $35,000|
|2. $20,000||2. $17,000|
|3. $10,000||3. $8,000|
|4. $6,500||4. $5,000|
|5-8. $4,000||5-8. $2,500|