WESG EU & CIS Finals viewer's guide

With the WESG EU & CIS Regional Finals set to start on Thursday, here are all the details you need to know concerning the event.

Running until Sunday in Barcelona, Spain, the event will see 20 teams battle it out for one of the 12 available spots at the WESG World Finals as well as a share of a $92,500 prize-pool.

This will be the first regional event that will be held leading into WESG 2017, a $1.5 million competition that will be hosted in the Chinese city of Changzhou in March. 

Virtus.pro are one of the favourites to make it to the World Finals

The 20 competing teams have been split into four groups of five teams. The group winners will automatically progress to the quarter-finals, while the second and the third-placed sides will have to play one promotion match to seal a playoff spot.

Below you can find the composition of the four groups:

Group A Group B
Sweden GODSENT Germany BIG
Ukraine Ukraine Russia Quantum Bellator Fire
Denmark North Academy Turkey Space Soldiers
Norway NOREG Belarus Nemiga
United Kingdom Endpoint Spain Wololos
Group C Group D
France Envy Poland AGO
Poland Virtus.pro Denmark Fragsters
Russia Russia Sweden fnatic
Belgium Belgium France Limitless
Hungary GameAgents Serbia RESISTANCE

Below you can find the full schedule for the tournament:

Thursday, November 23  
10:00 Ukraine Ukraine vs. Denmark North Academy
10:00 Norway NOREG vs. United Kingdom Endpoint
11:00 Ukraine Ukraine vs. Norway NOREG
11:00 Sweden GODSENT vs. United Kingdom Endpoint
12:00 Sweden GODSENT vs. Norway NOREG
12:00 Denmark North Academy vs. United Kingdom Endpoint
13:00 Sweden GODSENT vs. Ukraine Ukraine
13:00 Denmark North Academy vs. Norway NOREG
14:00 Ukraine Ukraine vs. United Kingdom Endpoint
15:00 Sweden GODSENT vs. Denmark North Academy
16:00 Germany BIG vs. Belarus Nemiga
17:00 Turkey Space Soldiers vs. Spain Wololos
18:00 Germany BIG vs. Spain Wololos
18:00 Russia Quantum Bellator Fire vs. Belarus Nemiga
19:00 Germany BIG vs. Russia Quantum Bellator Fire
19:00 Turkey Space Soldiers vs. Belarus Nemiga
20:00 Belarus Nemiga vs. Spain Wololos
20:00 Russia Quantum Bellator Fire vs. Turkey Space Soldiers
21:00 Germany BIG vs. Turkey Space Soldiers
21:00 Russia Quantum Bellator Fire vs. Spain Wololos

Friday, November 24
10:00 Poland Virtus.pro vs. Russia Russia
10:00 Belgium Belgium vs. Hungary GameAgents
11:00 Poland Virtus.pro vs. Belgium Belgium
11:00 France Envy vs. Hungary GameAgents
12:00 France Envy vs. Belgium Belgium
12:00 Russia Russia vs. Hungary GameAgents
13:00 France Envy vs. Poland Virtus.pro
13:00 Russia Russia vs. Belgium Belgium
14:00 Poland Virtus.pro vs. Hungary GameAgents
15:00 France Envy vs. Russia Russia
16:00 Poland AGO vs. France Limitless
17:00 Sweden fnatic vs. Serbia RESISTANCE
18:00 Denmark Fragsters vs. France Limitless
18:00 Poland AGO vs. Serbia RESISTANCE
19:00 Poland AGO vs. Denmark Fragsters
19:00 Sweden fnatic vs. France Limitless
20:00 Denmark Fragsters vs. Sweden fnatic
20:00 France Limitless vs. Serbia RESISTANCE
21:00 Poland AGO vs. Sweden fnatic
21:00 Denmark Fragsters vs. Serbia RESISTANCE

Saturday, November 25
10:00 Relegation match #1
10:00 Relegation match #2  
13:00 Relegation match #3
13:00 Relegation match #4
16:00 Quarter-final #1
16:00 Quarter-final #2
19:00 Quarter-final #3
19:00 Quarter-final #4

Sunday, November 26
10:00 Semi-final #1
13:00 Semi-final #2
16:00 Third-place decider
19:00 Grand final

The on-air talent team for the event, headlined by Harry "JustHarry" Russell, who was part of the broadcast crew for IEM Oakland, looks as follows:

United Kingdom Tom "Tombizz" Bissmire
United Kingdom Harry "JustHarry" Russell
United Kingdom Hugo Byron
Canada Conner "Scrawny" Girvan
United Kingdom Ryan "Flakes" Oliver
Germany Joshua "BurntSanctuary" Keller

Finally, the prize pool distribution and the slot allocation are the following:

1. $40,000 + spot at World Finals
2. $20,000 + spot at World Finals
3. $10,000 + spot at World Finals
4. $6,500 + spot at World Finals
5-8. $4,000 + spot at World Finals
9-12. Spot at World Finals

Turkey ThisKidisNutz 
letSS GO
2017-11-22 17:27
China wordEXE 
yep thats a lot of teams
2017-11-22 17:27
Myanmar Lemo2K 
It would be more fun to watch if every country had one team to represent the country
2017-11-22 18:24
dennis | 
Latvia De1Co 
But it wouldn't be fair
2017-11-22 20:10
UK UK UK UK Uk let's fucking go endpoint show them why we ditched the eu (cause I rly don't know why)
2017-11-23 03:23
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Algeria FATALSki 
2017-11-22 17:28
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Norway Phancy11 
>VP >Favourites Pick one
2017-11-22 17:28
Sweden MrIgnii 
>VP favourites >2k17 Pick one
2017-11-22 17:43
Its always nice watching these...
2017-11-22 17:28
Poland 0VERATED 
5,6,7,8 teams gets 40 k so 10 k per team and it is more then 4 th team will get wtf ?
2017-11-22 17:29
Germany MaxGamiing 
2017-11-22 17:34
I prefer to go home then to go "BIS"(exual?)
2017-11-22 17:32
Netherlands [Np]KNz 
fakeflagger says what ?
2017-11-23 18:55
nt boef fan
2017-11-23 19:00
Netherlands [Np]KNz 
isn't luxembourg not filled with portuguese ppl with fancy cars ?
2017-11-23 20:25
Poland kick_michu 
,,Virtus.pro are one of the favourites to make it to the World Finals,, they lose slot for this LAN to Ventores
2017-11-22 17:29
venatores hackers who have been shit ever since that game ? nt
2017-11-22 18:00
What hackers? They were disqualified with a poor reason just to give VP another chance, so the tournament would be more interesting for the viewers. You should not speak about things you know nothing about.
2017-11-23 12:36
sure whatever rocks your boat we can see venatores shit the bed in all recent games :)
2017-11-23 12:36
"5-8. $40,000 + spot at World Finals" surely only $4,000 I suppose?
2017-11-22 17:29
1. $40,000 + spot at World Finals 5-8. $40,000 + spot at World Finals looks funny :D
2017-11-22 17:29
Brazil isaacbcunha 
2017-11-22 17:34
Poland Marcines 
"Virtus.pro are one of the favourites to make it to the World Finals" OMEGALUL
2017-11-22 17:29
12 out of 20 teams go to world finals. VP just need to get out of groups lul
2017-11-22 17:59
Croatia AzorAhai 
Well IEM Katowice is at the same date as WESG Finals , i expect VP to throw lul
2017-11-22 18:19
Spain El_Punkajo 
In GODLOLOS we trust
2017-11-22 17:38
EZ 4 Wololos
2017-11-22 17:56
VP wont make it out of groups... VP have a bad record against mix teams...and then they have envy on top of that...along with russia and belgium...why couldnt some easy teams be in VP's group?
2017-11-22 18:00
the very worst casters you can hire
2017-11-22 17:59
have you seen blast pro series? it has 4 teams and they fucking hired every caster and analyst available lol. United Kingdom Alex "Machine" Richardson - Host Denmark Sara Frost - Host United Kingdom Duncan "Thorin" Shields - Analyst Serbia Janko "YNk" Paunovic - Analyst Australia Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill - Analyst Finland Tomi "lurppis" Kovanen - Analyst United States Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat - Analyst Canada Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett - Commentator United Kingdom Henry "HenryG" Greer - Commentator United States Jason "moses" O’Toole - Commentator United Kingdom Vince Hill - Commentator Norway Halvor "vENdetta" Gulestol - Commentator Denmark Anders Blume - Commentator Why does blast pro series need so many ? xD
2017-11-22 18:03
6 teams but the schedule is herrible (terrible + horrible)
2017-11-22 18:03
Actually,that is not scheduling problem,thats the unique format,everyone will play their mathes at the same time,sitting side by side or something.
2017-11-22 18:03
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Brazil VAC0 
EZ Nemiga
2017-11-22 18:41
worst event... no public entrance
2017-11-22 19:37
Silly tournament
2017-11-22 19:46
2017-11-22 20:04
Russia will win this i quess
2017-11-23 02:11
So many teams! This reminds be of the good old days of Dream Hack Winter BYOC tournaments.
2017-11-23 08:40
United Kingdom badgesa 
Groups don't seem balanced. Envy, VP and Russia on the same team whilst fnatic don't have too much competition.
2017-11-23 09:01
Dosia | 
Poland WrzodX 
VP to bomb out of groups, AGO to go through.
2017-11-23 10:24
tier 2 tourny lul
2017-11-23 15:57
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