Details about WESG 2018-2019 qualifiers for regions such as Europe and Americas have been announced, as well as the prize pool and distribution for both the main and women's competitions.
Depending on the region and discipline, the remaining qualifiers will be starting on October 30-November 17, with all of the teams participating in the Global Finals in the spring of 2019 set to be known before the start of December. This year, there will also be significantly fewer offline qualifiers, with the most notable, European Offline Qualifier, completely scrapped.
U CAN COMPANY (UCC) will be in charge of the online qualifiers, while partner organizations will take care of certain regions and potentially hold offline qualifiers. The following countries/regions are covered by partner companies:
Southeast Asia - AgriMind
Oceania - Australian Esports League
Japan - Esports Communications
Hong Kong/Macau- Esports international Group
South Africa - Mettlestate
Kazakhstan - Qazaq Cybersport Federation
Serbia - Serbia Esports Association
Ukraine - StarLadder
Turkmenistan - Turkmenistan National e-Sports Federation
Russia - U CAN COMPANY
Uzbekistan - Uzbekistan Esports Federation
USA/Canada - Worldgaming
The remaining regions and countries will have to qualify through online qualifiers, with countries being split into the following regions:
Mid Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan) - 1 Slot
East Asia (Chinese Taipei, Mongolia, South Korea) - 1 slot
South Asia + West Asia ( India, Pakistan,Afghanistan, Maldives, Bangladesh, East Timor, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Iran, Iraq, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Palestine, Oman, Lebanon, Kuwait, Jordan, Bahrain) - 1 slot
Brazil - 1 slot
Mexico & other N&C America (Mexico, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Salvador, Aruba, Trinidad and Tobago) - 1 Slot
South America (Peru, Argentina, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile) - 2 slot
Poland - 1 slot
CEE + SEE + South-East CIS + Turkey (Turkey, Belarus, Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, Kosovo, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia) - 1 slot
Sweden + Denmark + Baltics + Scandinavia (Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Denmark) - 2 slots
Benelux + France + Monaco + The UK and GB ( Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, France, Monaco, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland) - 1 slot
Iberia+German + Central Europe (Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy, San Marino, Malta) - 1 slot
Africa Region - 1 slot
Winners of online qualifiers will earn a spot at the Global Finals in March. More details about CS:GO qualifiers, including dates, are available here.
The $890,000 prize pool of the WESG 2018-2019 Global Finals will be distributed in the following way:
Qualifiers for the female CS:GO event will be split into three regions: APAC, Americas and Europe, with only one team from each region advancing to the Global Finals. You can find the dates of the qualifiers and more details here.
The prize pool for the female tournament has also been lowered, from $170,000 to $105,000. It will be distributed in the following way: