WESG 2018 World Finals schedule revealed

WESG has revealed the match schedule for the upcoming World Finals, taking place in Chongqing, China, from March 11-17.

In just over a week, the WESG 2018 World Finals will kick off, with over 30 teams from all over the world set to duke it out for the lion's share of the $890,000 prize pool. The group stage matches will be hosted at the Athestel Hotel Chongqing, while the single-elimination playoffs will take place at the Chongqing Olympic Sports Center.

The WESG World Finals 2018 are just over a week away

The event will begin with a best-of-two round-robin group stage featuring seven groups of four teams and one group of three (following Isurus' withdrawal), with the top two sides from each group advancing to the playoffs. The single-elimination bracket will be played in a best-of-three format, grand final included.

The groups for the event look as follows:

Below is a comprehensive schedule for the entire event:

Monday, March 11 - Groups A, B, C, D

05:00 - Sweden NiP vs. France G2
05:00 - Vietnam Revolution vs. United States Singularity
05:00 - Serbia Valiance vs. United Arab Emirates NASR
05:00 - South Africa Denial vs. Denmark OpTic

07:15 - Brazil MIBR vs. Poland AGO
07:15 - Argentina Furious vs. Malaysia FrostFire
07:15 - Japan Absolute vs. Korea MVP PK

09:30 - Sweden NiP vs. Vietnam Revolution
09:30 - France G2 vs. United States Singularity
09:30 - Serbia Valiance vs. South Africa Denial
09:30 - United Arab Emirates NASR vs. Denmark OpTic

11:45 - Brazil MIBR vs. Kazakhstan K23
11:45 - Argentina Furious vs. Japan Absolute
11:45 - Malaysia FrostFire vs. Korea MVP PK

14:00 - Sweden NiP vs. United States Singularity
14:00 - Vietnam Revolution vs. France G2
14:00 - Serbia Valiance vs. Denmark OpTic
14:00 - South Africa Denial vs. United Arab Emirates NASR

16:15 - Kazakhstan K23 vs. Poland AGO
16:15 - Argentina Furious vs. Korea MVP PK
16:15 - Japan Absolute vs. Malaysia FrostFire

Tuesday, March 12 - Groups E, F, G, H

05:00 - Algeria Viva Algeria vs. Mexico Altima
05:00 - Finland ENCE vs. Spain Movistar Riders
05:00 - Brazil Imperial vs. China Panda
05:00 - Russia Russia vs. Canada WARDELL N Friends

07:15 - China 5POWER vs. Hong Kong BTRG.HK
07:15 - Ukraine Team1 vs. Philippines TNC
07:15 - Sweden fnatic vs. Bulgaria Windigo
07:15 - Thailand Alpha Red vs. Australia Chiefs

09:30 - Sweden fnatic vs. Finland ENCE
09:30 - Bulgaria Windigo vs. Spain Movistar Riders
09:30 - Brazil Imperial vs. Russia Russia
09:30 - China Panda vs. Canada WARDELL N Friends

11:45 - China 5POWER vs. Ukraine Team1
11:45 - Hong Kong BTRG.HK vs. Philippines TNC
11:45 - Algeria Viva Algeria vs. Thailand Alpha Red
11:45 - Mexico Altima vs. Australia Chiefs

14:00 - Sweden fnatic vs. Spain Movistar Riders
14:00 - China 5POWER vs. Philippines TNC
14:00 - Brazil Imperial vs. Canada WARDELL N Friends
14:00 - Russia Russia vs. China Panda

16:15 - Finland ENCE vs. Bulgaria Windigo
16:15 - Ukraine Team1 vs. Hong Kong BTRG.HK
16:15 - Algeria Viva Algeria vs. Australia Chiefs
16:15 - Thailand Alpha Red vs. Mexico Altima

Wednesday, March 13 - Round of 16
05:00 - Match #1
05:00 - Match #2
08:15 - Match #3
08:15 - Match #4
11:30 - Match #5
11:30 - Match #6
14:45 - Match #7
14:45 - Match #8

Thursday, March 14 - Quarter-finals
06:00 - Quarter-final #1
09:00 - Quarter-final #2
12:00 - Quarter-final #3
15:00 - Quarter-final #4

Saturday, March 16 - Semi-finals
08:45 - Semi-final #1
12:45 - Semi-final #2

Sunday, March 17 - Grand final & third place decider
09:00 - Third place decider
12:45 - Grand final

#1
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Sweden Unluko 
Nice
2019-03-03 15:48
#23
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Other Fookin_Legend 
Inb4 mibr loses to ago and k23 lul
2019-03-03 15:53
Would be expected
2019-03-03 16:32
#68
Golden | 
Finland gassed 
Nice timezones LUL
2019-03-03 17:05
xD
2019-03-03 15:48
#6
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Sweden Unluko 
F5 and not even 1st comment lol
2019-03-03 15:49
What do you want?
2019-03-03 15:50
#3
Bosnia and Herzegovina m1rza 
xd
2019-03-03 15:49
#4
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Ukraine R0m4nus 
Ez for Team1
2019-03-03 15:49
ez for Team oNe
2019-03-03 16:04
#5
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Spain Minixx77 
EZ RIDERS
2019-03-03 15:49
#35
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United States spider_man 
too bad the groups are rigged
2019-03-03 15:59
#60
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Other Nagardien 
Yeah :/
2019-03-03 16:42
They actually are... I’m lookin at that ence group and G2, nip in the same group is like wtf.... and I see those other groups with legit nobody’s in them
2019-03-04 02:32
#113
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Spain Dicraftio 
Lets hope for riders and ence winning
2019-03-04 16:22
#82
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Spain GamerGuillem 
+1
2019-03-03 18:24
#93
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Spain ericmoncusi23 
+1
2019-03-03 18:44
#7
Xyp9x | 
China Autumn7 
Wut grand finals before 3rd plave decider??
2019-03-03 15:50
its actually smart, because most people don't care about the 3rd place match anyways, so if the 3rd match happens before the finals it can delay the finals, having the 3rd match after the finals makes sure that the finals won't be delayed
2019-03-03 15:54
#91
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Spain ericmoncusi23 
no
2019-03-03 18:43
#8
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Norway Maximilianmus 
05:00 nice
2019-03-03 15:49
#65
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India |sKy| 
Hey! kinda new here is it invitational or what?
2019-03-03 16:51
#83
oskar | 
Czech Republic PaYaB 
nope, it's like nations championship you can look it up here: liquipedia.net/counterstrike/World_Elect..
2019-03-03 18:28
#9
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France Azowel 
everyone is working or sleeping during the event, nice event omg
2019-03-03 15:50
#14
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Canada herocoolzzz 
not for my country
2019-03-03 15:50
#27
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France Azowel 
Yes but they are retarded because they have to find a schedule for every regions, there is 7h of difference between europe and china, 16h for the grand final is 23h for asians, why didn't they take this schedule ? At 07:30 a Sunday everyone is sleeping, 20k viewers incoming for the Grand Final, WESG organization 0IQ
2019-03-03 15:55
#44
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Sweden Nuggeet 
For Europe The times are okay maybe just The 05:00 games are a bit early
2019-03-03 16:12
#86
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Europe martwica 
There are more ching chongs to watch than ppl from europe
2019-03-03 18:36
#88
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France Azowel 
that's right in theory but ching chongs have to made Nikes
2019-03-03 18:38
LMAOOOOO
2019-03-04 01:47
#84
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Brazil arturfelipe 
Brazil GMT -03:00
2019-03-03 18:30
#85
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France Azowel 
So you will watch MIBR at 4:15 ? xD
2019-03-03 18:35
3:15
2019-03-03 18:39
#94
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France Azowel 
Oh yes, these schedules are for GMT +1:00 You will watch this match ?
2019-03-03 18:45
#114
g0d | 
Brazil L4x @.@ 
ofc no
2019-03-04 16:32
The US is just fine with this. The tournament wasn’t going to cater to Europe’s demands... it’s in China they don’t vie a shit what Europe thinks xD
2019-03-04 02:35
#10
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Palestine MrZoldiK 
Seeding on the mars
2019-03-03 15:50
#11
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Canada herocoolzzz 
third place right after grand final ends LUL
2019-03-03 15:50
#12
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United States Eduzera 
EZ4ANY1
2019-03-03 15:50
EZ4ENCE
2019-03-03 15:50
#16
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Hungary StraYzie 
G2 - NiP oof
2019-03-03 15:50
Look at the ence group. Talk about rigged
2019-03-04 02:35
just fuck off with those stupid groups, how hasnt it been changed yet?? worst organisers ive ever seen
2019-03-03 15:50
Right? There are absolute garbage groups then they have a couple loaded ones. You think they’d figure out how to Fucking work these by now.
2019-03-04 02:36
#117
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Brazil davidzor 
It happened last year. One group had SK (now MiBR), Russia mix and BIG while other group had very weak teams among Chineses.
2019-03-08 01:24
#18
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
playing grand final first and then 3rd place decider OMEGALUL
2019-03-03 15:51
2 hour slots for Quarter finals (surely they are BO3?), Finals before 3rd place decider? What a terrible event.
2019-03-03 15:51
#20
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United Kingdom Hjcullen14 
Nip v MIBR final
2019-03-03 15:51
#58
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Brazil sikis 
+1
2019-03-03 16:38
#21
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Belgium Septa 
Why is the third place decider after the Grand Final?
2019-03-03 15:52
#30
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France Azowel 
because they are morons
2019-03-03 15:55
#32
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Belgium Septa 
Seems like a valid point
2019-03-03 15:56
#101
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United Kingdom Hjcullen14 
+1
2019-03-03 22:55
#22
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Denmark BRCSLUL 
tier 99
2019-03-03 15:53
#24
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Spain loviac 
Don't wake up too early probably 30 minutes or an hour of delay.
2019-03-03 15:53
#72
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Spain Minixx77 
+1
2019-03-03 17:21
Nice match start times ahahah lol
2019-03-03 15:54
Are they supposed to cater to you?
2019-03-04 02:37
#28
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Poland trancemeister 
rip AGO.
2019-03-03 15:55
10000000iq seeding
2019-03-03 15:55
+1
2019-03-04 02:37
Go FF <3
2019-03-03 15:56
ez4ence
2019-03-03 15:58
#34
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Switzerland x676 
5 am, awesome
2019-03-03 15:58
#36
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Italy Fil0Nerd 
THE MATCHES ARE FUCKING BO2 WTFFFFFFFFF
2019-03-03 15:59
MiBR farming hltv positions like always
2019-03-03 16:01
#48
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Sweden Trkmag 
+1
2019-03-03 16:18
#111
gla1ve | 
Europe catre 
+1
2019-03-04 08:09
ence vs mibr finals
2019-03-03 16:04
#40
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Bulgaria Gulasczek 
2018?
2019-03-03 16:04
rigged groups
2019-03-03 16:05
#42
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Spain flakkk 
Group E.... Poor Riders, no chance vs fnatic and Ence
2019-03-03 16:08
#43
Brehze | 
Russia MH- 
2018 tournament in 2k19
2019-03-03 16:11
ENCEs 2nd event win this year
2019-03-03 16:13
no astralis = ez katka for mibr
2019-03-03 16:18
#47
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Sweden Trkmag 
Bloodbath will occur in group E, all those teams are dangerous
2019-03-03 16:18
#49
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Germany volt =D 
WESG is a joke tournament. Most players don't even take it seriously and pay a visit.
2019-03-03 16:20
#50
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Finland J3bediah 
EZ4ENCE
2019-03-03 16:21
Still shit "seeding", joke tournament
2019-03-03 16:21
so one group fnatic, windigo, ence and riders, and other one teams from Malaysia, Argentina, Japan and Korea. Seems legit
2019-03-03 16:23
#53
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Finland lasarus 
Comoare Group E and Group H.. wth
2019-03-03 16:23
+1
2019-03-03 16:34
#55
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Poland kick_michu 
shit tournament shit teams sht hours
2019-03-03 16:34
#57
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Spain jonathanosE3 
Why is there event in china??????????????????????
2019-03-03 16:36
The only thing that makes this event even remotely relevant is the prize pool
2019-03-03 16:42
This event will just go to an end soon. Throwing money in the air to make some meaningless tournament
2019-03-03 16:46
#62
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Russia Tesloz 
Ching-chong major
2019-03-03 16:47
#63
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Finland SininenMF 
I hope they are gonna run 4 streams to be able to pick the game u want to watch
2019-03-03 16:50
#64
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India astaelian 
Rearrange the groups for the love of god
2019-03-03 16:50
Lez go!
2019-03-03 16:52
*2019
2019-03-03 17:00
#69
g0d | 
Brazil L4x @.@ 
shit time
2019-03-03 17:09
EZ4ENCE
2019-03-03 17:18
#71
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Argentina Bombtrack 
GL FURIOUS
2019-03-03 17:20
#73
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China dexdex 
Chinese government are supporting E-sport, This tournament is the result of it. But I think they should take it more thoughtfully and seriously, instead of just put money into it. The current situation is, the good teams like Tyloo and ViCi gaming has no game to play professionally apart from those international events, no leagues no games in China, very poor CSGO community, makes it difficult for new teams to be established or for current teams to improve. very sad. I'm Chinese, Sorry for my English.
2019-03-03 17:22
#74
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Mongolia tim1856 
EZENCE
2019-03-03 17:23
#75
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Brazil de_lite 
only one 3 team group so far, very unexpected
2019-03-03 17:53
EZ4TNC
2019-03-03 18:07
#77
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Kazakhstan joegarn 
groups C & E seem unbalanced to me tbh what's the reason put solid teams in one group instead of seeding them properly ?
2019-03-03 18:08
#78
n0thing | 
Finland no_man 
finnish ence vs spannish ence
2019-03-03 18:09
#79
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Other fo3nixz 
unbalanced tourney this
2019-03-03 18:12
#80
f0rest | 
China ZerOck 
GL NiP
2019-03-03 18:13
k23 ago mibr.. 3 favourite teams in one group. lel
2019-03-03 18:18
#87
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Brazil Beckermonster 
mibr x ence/nip final nice timezone i don't gonna wake up 3 am to watch that
2019-03-03 18:38
#90
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Slovakia harek 
nice
2019-03-03 18:41
#92
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Spain ericmoncusi23 
Ez4Riders
2019-03-03 18:43
#95
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Philippines summerheat 
Is the schedule and time local time? or is it customized to my timezone?
2019-03-03 18:46
well easy for viva algeria atleast they will qualify
2019-03-03 18:47
ez4ence
2019-03-03 18:52
#98
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Bulgaria Ju7y 
Rip Windigo
2019-03-03 21:19
ez4ence
2019-03-03 21:19
OptiC...not Astralis rip
2019-03-03 21:38
not gonna watch this
2019-03-03 22:57
ez4mibr
2019-03-04 02:15
Unluko group for riders and windigo
2019-03-04 09:41
Such a packed schedule with 32 teams...this tournament is bound to get a lot of delays
2019-03-05 07:49
At least use the price pool money to make a decent event and learn to make groups instand of throwing it out , china brain
2019-03-05 08:28
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