WESG 2017 World Finals viewer's guide

With WESG 2017 World Finals set to start on Tuesday, we bring you a viewer's guide with all the details you need regarding the event.

Held at the Haikou International Convention & Exhibition Center, the WESG 2017 World Finals will run from Tuesday to Sunday with a total of 28 teams battling it out for a share of the $1.5 million prize pool.

The event was due to have 32 attending squads, but Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev's Ukraine, NOREG, Viva Algeria and EMC have withdrawn from the competition. Still, the team list includes some impressive names such as SK, Cloud9 and fnatic.

WESG will kick off with a best-of-one group stage

Below you can find the group draw for the tournament, which includes Group E and H with only two teams, who are through to the next stage but will still have to play each other for seeding purposes:

Group A Group B
Korea MVP PK Sweden GODSENT
Canada subtLe Poland AGO
Brazil TeamOne United States Swole Patrol
Thailand NSPR Singapore BOOT-d[S]
Group C Group D
China ViCi Brazil SK
Belgium Belgium Germany BIG
New Zealand Parallax Russia Russia
Spain Wololos China New4
Group E Group F
France Envy Turkey Space Soldiers
South Africa Bravado Indonesia Recca

Argentina Isurus

France Limitless
Group G Group H
United States Cloud9 Australia ORDER
Canada The Onliners China MAX
Japan SCARZ Absolute
Sweden fnatic

As for the event's schedule, the first two days will be all about the first group stage, whose contestants will play in a best-of-one round-robin format. From there, the top two teams from each will advance to the second group stage, where 16 teams will be split into four round-robin groups, this time around in a best-of-two format.

On Saturday and Sunday, the best eight teams from the second group stage will move on to the tournament's playoffs, a best-of-three, single-elimination bracket. The full schedule looks as follows:

Tuesday, March 13
04:00 Korea MVP PK vs. Thailand Alpha Red BO1
04:00 Canada subtLe vs. Brazil TeamOne BO1
04:00 Sweden GODSENT vs. Singapore BOOT-d[S] BO1
04:00 Poland AGO vs. United States Swole Patrol BO1
05:30 China ViCi vs. Spain Wololos BO1
05:30 Belgium Belgium vs. New Zealand Parallax BO1
07:00 Korea MVP PK vs. Brazil TeamOne BO1
07:00 Canada subtLe vs. Thailand Alpha Red BO1
07:00 Sweden GODSENT vs. United States Swole Patrol BO1
07:00 Poland AGO vs. Singapore BOOT-d[S] BO1
08:30 China ViCi vs. Belgium Belgium BO1
08:30 New Zealand Parallax vs. Spain Wololos BO1
08:30 France Envy vs. South Africa Bravado BO1
10:00 Korea MVP PK vs. Canada subtLe BO1
10:00 Brazil TeamOne vs. Thailand Alpha Red BO1
10:00 Sweden GODSENT vs. Poland AGO BO1
10:00 United States Swole Patrol vs. Singapore BOOT-d[S] BO1
11:30 China ViCi vs. New Zealand Parallax BO1
11:30 Belgium Belgium vs. Spain Wololos BO1
Wednesday, March 14
04:00 Brazil SK vs. Russia Russia BO1
04:00 Germany BIG vs. China New4 BO1
05:30 United States Cloud9 vs. Japan SCARZ Absolute BO1
05:30 Sweden fnatic vs. Canada The Onliners BO1
05:30 Turkey Space Soldiers vs. Argentina Isurus BO1
05:30 Indonesia Recca vs. France Limitless BO1
07:00 Brazil SK vs. Germany BIG BO1
07:00 Russia Russia vs. China New4 BO1
08:30 United States Cloud9 vs. Canada The Onliners BO1
08:30 Sweden fnatic vs. Japan SCARZ Absolute BO1
08:30 Turkey Space Soldiers vs. France Limitless BO1
08:30 Indonesia Recca vs. Argentina Isurus BO1
10:00 Brazil SK vs. China New4 BO1
10:00 Russia Russia vs. Germany BIG BO1
10:00 Australia ORDER vs. China MAX BO1
11:30 United States Cloud9 vs. Sweden fnatic BO1
11:30 Japan SCARZ Absolute vs. Canada The Onliners BO1
11:30 Turkey Space Soldiers vs. Indonesia Recca BO1
11:30 France Limitless vs. Argentina Isurus BO1
Thursday, March 15
04:00 - 12:00 Group Stage #2 BO2
Friday, March 16
04:00 - 14:00 Group Stage #2 BO2
Saturday, March 17
04:00 - 16:00 Playoffs BO3
Sunday, March 18
04:00 - 16:00 Playoffs BO3

Anders Blume headlines the on-air talent team, and he will be accompanied by the likes of Tom "Tombizz" Bissmire, Hugo Byron and Niels "rizc" Topp as you can find below:

Denmark Anders Blume
United Kingdom Tom "Tombizz" Bissmire
United Kingdom Hugo Byron
United Kingdom Ryan "Flakes" Oliver
Denmark Niels "rizc" Topp
Germany Joshua "BurntSanctuary" Keller

As for the 1.5$ million prize pool, here is how it will be distributed among the participants:

1. $800,000
2. $300,000
3. $150,000
4. $70,000
5-8. $25,000
9-12. $10,000
13-16. $10,000

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Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1277
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Fail tourment
2018-03-12 16:26
4 replies
Should be comfortable top2 for either SK or C9. Both should at least be able to get to top4 easily unless they meet in the quarter finals Everyone else except fnatic, is way off their level. Maybe space soldiers can do something aswell
2018-03-12 21:42
3 replies
Fnatic gonna win this title too
2018-03-13 06:03
i hope you didnt bet this
2018-03-14 13:32
1 reply
I don't usually bet for tournament winners and I don't bet matches I can't follow so I missed on both SK games... Still a huge upset for SK to go out in groups, couldn't really predict that
2018-03-14 13:51
#3
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United States SladesterG
1st Edit: aw man
2018-03-12 16:27
1 reply
#90
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Brazil AidoNou
FeelsMadMan? Cz'i'mnot
2018-03-12 23:08
Fail
2018-03-12 16:26
#GoSharks
2018-03-12 16:27
#7
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Sweden Zaser5
5
2018-03-12 16:27
1 reply
#9
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Sweden Zaser5
Fuck
2018-03-12 16:27
#8
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Finland MashGOD
MP
2018-03-12 16:27
w stands for withdraw
2018-03-12 16:27
#11
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United States Toxsick11
Lol massive sh!t show
2018-03-12 16:27
Group E LUL
2018-03-12 16:27
1 reply
Group H is even worse
2018-03-12 16:47
#14
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Greece rRevz
Viewer guide : ''Just dont watch it'' Tier 1223 event
2018-03-12 16:27
#17
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Finland t33mu
t5
2018-03-12 16:28
#19
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France StickyRice
Simply make a random draw : one with the 24 teams of the 4 teams groups, pick 2 of them and put each of these teams into the 2 teams groups ...
2018-03-12 16:28
rizc niceeeeeeeee
2018-03-12 16:29
Worst tournament in cs history
2018-03-12 16:29
Group D is sick. And how can fnatic and cloud9 be in the same group?
2018-03-12 16:30
Anders danish ? lol thought he was american
2018-03-12 16:31
2017
2018-03-12 16:32
Is Envyus, Bravado, MAX and Order already qualified?
2018-03-12 16:32
11 replies
yes, they are only playing their game for seeding purposes.
2018-03-12 16:35
yes and imagine Envy-Bravado game hehehehe u know what to do
2018-03-12 16:35
2 replies
Ez tier 5 match
2018-03-12 16:37
1 reply
ez home bet at Bravado
2018-03-12 16:39
Yes bro
2018-03-12 16:37
#40
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Russia seeep
And even got 10.000$ for reaching playoff :>
2018-03-12 16:41
3 replies
#68
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Ukraine SuperMetal
*second groupstage
2018-03-12 17:36
2 replies
#69
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Russia seeep
My bad, but still 10k ;)
2018-03-12 17:44
1 reply
#92
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Ukraine SuperMetal
np :)
2018-03-13 03:34
#72
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China LKmonstA
this 4 team Ez 10K USD XD
2018-03-12 17:50
1 reply
I would create my own team and qualify for wesg lul
2018-03-12 17:54
#28
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Singapore Kerk
I was looking through the matchups and thought it would be interesting. Too bad its outdated...
2018-03-12 16:35
4 replies
How is it outdated?
2018-03-13 00:04
3 replies
#94
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Singapore Kerk
2017
2018-03-13 04:43
2 replies
The WESG competition (qualifiers etc.) started in 2017 though the World Finals event part takes place in 2018. Therefore the name of the event is still WESG 2017.
2018-03-14 01:31
1 reply
#101
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Singapore Kerk
Cool ok txs
2018-03-14 02:17
Go Isurus !!! GoShark !!!
2018-03-12 16:38
4 AM i arent thinkt thatz Have a nice day! -VeryNiceGuy
2018-03-12 16:38
4 replies
Sk vs New4 at 6 am BRT lul
2018-03-12 16:40
3 replies
Disgusting! No more events in china! Have a nice day! -VeryNiceGuy
2018-03-12 16:40
2 replies
+1
2018-03-12 16:41
Events in China is even worse than events in USA (timewise)
2018-03-12 17:26
#34
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Malaysia Suno[t]
Where's the hotel guide IF YA KNOW WHAT IM SAYIN ;)
2018-03-12 16:39
2 replies
Wesg must use trivago
2018-03-12 16:40
1 reply
#41
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Malaysia Suno[t]
hahahaha lmao
2018-03-12 16:42
#36
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United States Prattatat
Does nobody else find it ridiculous that 4 teams are moving on without actually having to qualify for the next stage but either Big or Russia are not going to make it even though they are better than more than half the teams at the even? Kind of blows
2018-03-12 16:40
1 reply
#48
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France StickyRice
Completely stupid but not surprizing in such a mediocrely organiazed event. They simply should have put the 24 teams from the 4 teams groups in 24 balls, pick 2. The first one goes to NV's group, the second one goes to ORDER's group. It's way more fair to have four 3 teams groups than six 4 teams groups and two 2 teams groups (instantly qualified).
2018-03-12 16:50
ez $$$ for SK C9 and Fnatic
2018-03-12 16:43
#43
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China M1rAiwOw
congrats to MAX Order EnVyUs and Bravado!
2018-03-12 16:44
1. $800,000 Jesus that's a lot.
2018-03-12 16:46
1 reply
#80
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United States Doge14
Only reason sk c9 and fnatic are here
2018-03-12 18:39
#46
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Finland Vkims
Group E
2018-03-12 16:48
Where are Na' vi and NIP? OMG! This major is aweful than last years.
2018-03-12 16:49
groups E and H lmao
2018-03-12 16:50
#50
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World dddouseddd
What team is ScreaM playing for?
2018-03-12 16:52
1 reply
#53
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Algeria MagnumDz
Belgium
2018-03-12 16:54
#52
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Algeria MagnumDz
ez group E and H
2018-03-12 16:54
Flakes <3
2018-03-12 16:57
such a weird tourney...and ill be sleeping here in the USA...
2018-03-12 16:58
Ez for order
2018-03-12 17:06
Go wololos
2018-03-12 17:11
#59
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Turkey haram123
e grubu :D
2018-03-12 17:14
Tier 2 tournament
2018-03-12 17:17
#63
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Brazil CHEMyyy
wesg 2017 what da fak its 2018 idiots
2018-03-12 17:26
#64
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United States Will767
wtf Swole Patrol to represent USA that's so fucked cause they are so bad compared to the rest of the teams
2018-03-12 17:27
1 reply
#66
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Spain Silber_
C9
2018-03-12 17:32
ez rigged for Envy
2018-03-12 17:33
$1.5 million prize pool and shitty hotel gr8 event already
2018-03-12 17:48
#73
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Russia RoneEZ
Group E and Group H ez 2 winners LUL
2018-03-12 17:50
#75
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Vietnam ALLAHTARES
bo2 groupstage what
2018-03-12 18:11
Ago and SS dark horse of the WESG
2018-03-12 18:14
group D unfair
2018-03-12 18:17
2 replies
But look at groups E and H, lol.
2018-03-12 18:54
1 reply
Good 3 three teams compete in 1 group and only two of them can proceed in group D. But in group G and H 2 bad teams proceed without competing. WESG is stupid
2018-03-13 19:37
until the first game 29 more teams will withdraw the tournament
2018-03-12 18:30
so much money for this shit event
2018-03-12 18:52
#83
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Bulgaria R34
They should've merged group E and group H...
2018-03-12 19:14
lets go missharvey!!! if it wasn't for her, i wouldn't be a feminist :)
2018-03-12 20:03
Bravado and MAX in playoffs. Nice
2018-03-12 20:35
redo the groups.... How is it fair that 2 groups only have 2 teams.
2018-03-12 20:47
They are not gonna put e and f together? So those 2 groups get through the stage automatically??
2018-03-12 21:26
group E group H well played.
2018-03-12 21:28
11pm to 6:30 am how can i watch this rip
2018-03-13 04:08
1 reply
#96
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Indonesia Bisapakai
well, when boston major it's 11pm to 6am in my country
2018-03-13 06:25
#97
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Czech Republic Puget
Rip fagger
2018-03-13 08:20
#99
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Denmark Ahandii89
Why such a big pricepool in such a fail tournament? wth
2018-03-13 21:55
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