WESG 2018 World Finals to be played out with new patch; old economy*

The WESG 2018 World Finals will be played out with new gameplay update.

The WESG 2018 World Finals, which are taking place in Chongqing, China, and are now in the quarter-finals with teams like fnatic, OpTic, G2, and MIBR still in contention, will adopt the new update that was recently shipped out by Valve, as the game's IP holder has not left an older version to revert to.

fnatic's match against OpTic will be the first one affected by the changes

The update, which is one of the biggest updates to the game in recent history, sees the AUG go back to costing $3,300, while the M4A1-S, which used to have 20 bullets in a magazine, will now have 25.

The most game-changing update comes to the economy, however, as it is something that will completely transform the way matches are played out. Hard resets have been taken away from the game and will instead have a counter that will change the loss bonus amount. More on the topic can be read on our update post.

The first quarter-final of the day, which will start shortly pitting fnatic and OpTic, will also be the first one played on the new patch.

Update: The matches will be played with the new patch, but the new loss bonus changes have been disabled in a last minute decision.

United States JacobSick954 
interesting cant wait!
2019-03-14 05:25
s1mple | 
United States blinK_ 
y tho
2019-03-14 05:26
United States JacobSick954 
cuz thats a huge last minute change
2019-03-14 05:26
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
But definitely worth adapting to
2019-03-14 07:03
Latvia Dettheroc 
expert comment here, as if there is any other option
2019-03-14 08:01
Brazil FLelis 
There will be no more eco rounds. I think was not so good update. pistol will almost not be used.
2019-03-14 08:48
Can you do a full buy with 3400 bro? There will be less ecos, pro teams need grenades to play. We silvers can play only using guns so it dosent matter.
2019-03-14 10:46
Yeah but let's say you lose 4 straight from pistol. You had max loss bonus of $3400. You win round 5, then lose round 6. Instead of being back to 1400 where you have to full eco with glocks/usp you can now half buy and still get 3400 the following round if you lose. So yes full ecos will be almost entirely gone.
2019-03-14 14:41
The only time were going to see full eco's are when the team that has won 4 straight has done so with heavy losses and then loses a gun round. Then they get 1400 and have to save. But now the team that is on the backfoot will be able to force more often with less fear of being screwed by it.
2019-03-14 18:21
Thats why I said almost entirely gone. It would be practically impossible to eliminate full eco's entirely unless they made the losing bonus always 3400.
2019-03-15 02:02
yeah they said they didnt want to "punish teams for losing a round" but really the way it works out is that the teams that win the rounds are punished for it.
2019-03-16 07:48
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
2019-03-14 07:03
Wow mind blowing
2019-03-14 05:34
Sweden Unluko 
Lets go
2019-03-14 07:01
United States YANGGANG2020 
2019-03-14 05:25
Finland Faust_fSt 
Because the TO doesn't have any control over the software, i suppose. Csgo needs to update before playing? Update it is!
2019-03-14 05:28
TO's have reverted to previous versions of the game for years when an update is released mid tournament.
2019-03-14 06:06
k0nfig | 
Netherlands miles- 
Do you even read: "[WESG] will adopt the new update that was recently shipped out by Valve, as the game's IP holder has not left an older version to revert to."
2019-03-14 09:35
China kazuk1 
cuz they can't hold a server which use former system
2019-03-14 05:29
2019-03-14 05:25
Its not called a clip
2019-03-14 05:25
Oxford and Merriam Webster disagree with you.
2019-03-14 05:30
Simple | 
Mexico Ch4vez 
2019-03-14 05:38
2019-03-14 05:49
Poland Ryunar 
Magazine gang rise up
2019-03-14 06:03
2019-03-14 07:21
2019-03-14 07:24
Oye po, you actually edited the article
2019-03-14 08:17
Of course. I read what you said, looked up a few more sources to cross-check the information, and rectified the error.
2019-03-14 08:32
Ur right lol
2019-03-14 05:40
2019-03-14 05:26
Japan Zyuwu 
2019-03-14 05:26
AdreN | 
United Kingdom Lonom8 
2019-03-14 05:26
United States Jrfaster 
Pure hell i love it. What more can this event do to mess up
2019-03-14 05:26
With 890k$ on the line, teams won't care they just want da money
2019-03-14 07:10
gg nt
2019-03-14 05:27
crow | 
United States Laxon 
This tournament is terrible. Love the idea, hate the execution
2019-03-14 05:27
Spain N0Love 
It should be team Sweden instead of fnatic, team Brasil instead of mibr and so on imo
2019-03-15 17:00
Indonesia MeX0NNNN 
ok guys this is epic
2019-03-14 05:27
Denmark Fonder 
Obviously those who will adapt changes and implement in game, will win quarter final.
2019-03-14 05:29
oh ma gad aug is 3300 now WOWWW thats a huge nerf -_-
2019-03-14 05:29
Considering that was the only thing that had changed to make everyone switch to it...
2019-03-14 05:54
Also ppl that are still butthurt about aug are retarded, Valve did exactly what they need which is made everyone realize how good it is and go back to the old price
2019-03-14 06:45
France SpooceCooke 
Yep sounds fair, the Aug is definitely better but should cost 300$ more imo A 3000$ m4 would be fairly balanced what do you think?
2019-03-14 09:11
no. the gun was clearly always good. valve knew this and wanted to get people to buy the gun so they would put aside their prejudices towards it. they did. now valve brings it back to the old price where valve believes it should have been all along. raising the price much higher would just be a way of saying "dont ever use this gun" which is clearly waht valve is against atm seeing as they are lowering the prices on shotguns now, perhaps trying to get people to use them and realize if they truly are good or if they are crap.
2019-03-14 18:28
United States predac0n 
890K prize purse btw LOL, don't get me wrong as a former 1.6 player I love WESG but it's an old hold over from when mix teams were more common, nowadays you have pro teams being the vast majority, the format desperately needs modernizing!
2019-03-14 05:29
Philippines SaintPoell 
Same same but different
2019-03-14 05:30
So terrible. Update: WESG has ultimately decided to disable the loss bonus. not too bad...
2019-03-14 05:34
Colombia AlejoBuh 
China fiesta
2019-03-14 05:34
Russia hent0x 
shotgun force fiesta
2019-03-14 05:37
Fucking China tournaments man
2019-03-14 05:38
i feel like chineses TO just simply dont care how big of a joke their CSGO tournies are
2019-03-14 05:40
as far as i know the prize pool money are not even theirs, its from ali baba(?) so obviously they dont
2019-03-14 07:08
2019-03-14 07:14
man it’s Valve not WESG who forced everyone to use new patch
2019-03-14 05:50
No they supplied commands to disable it. Which they ended up doing.
2019-03-14 05:53
Valve disabled the reverting function from client that all players have to use new patch but loss bonus changes can be adjauted by consle
2019-03-14 06:03
Yup. What's the problem?
2019-03-14 06:11
I mean WESG wanted to use old version but it’s impossible so it’s not their fault this time
2019-03-14 06:31
LeX | 
Russia mddn 
why its impossible for WESG but possible for ESL? ^^
2019-03-14 07:55
Bulgaria coolmen1 
chinese production
2019-03-14 08:23
ESL is better, I agree
2019-03-14 10:23
BOOOOOO wanted to see new economy now i go sleep
2019-03-14 05:55
China serdim 
it seems that the price cant stop people from buying aug
2019-03-14 06:27
Ofc... valve can’t do shit bec if they do... therd world war will come
2019-03-14 06:28
as shitty as wesg is, valve didnt provide an older build to play it on, knowing that a tourney is going on
2019-03-14 06:29
Bulgaria coolmen1 
How did ESL use the old patch at Belo Horizonte then?
2019-03-14 08:25
they always have a backup of the latest build. its not like valve expects tourney organizers to do this (lesser known ones) because they’ve provided the old build in the past.
2019-03-14 13:23
Finland M0nzaa 
Also afaik some TO's have that specialty lan version of the client if im not mistaken? That was also very fucked up once causing huge stutters in game :()
2019-03-14 14:03
China longkas 
F for WESG, FK for Gaben
2019-03-14 07:04
Bulgaria coolmen1 
2019-03-14 08:27
2019-03-14 07:12
Valve should have waited for WESG to end. I don’t think that the organizers are very happy with the update in the middle of the tournament.
2019-03-14 07:13
No they don't, Valve never give a fk about whats happening bcs thats who they r
2019-03-14 07:44
Bulgaria coolmen1 
2019-03-14 08:26
I am with these organizers and you are right
2019-03-14 07:50
Bulgaria coolmen1 
2019-03-14 08:26
Bulgaria coolmen1 
Then how is it possible for ESL?
2019-03-14 08:26
Myanmar xdcc 
It's in the article. Usually they leave older version so it doesn't affect tournaments.
2019-03-14 09:22
Bulgaria coolmen1 
This update is no different to other updates...
2019-03-14 11:24
Myanmar xdcc 
Not sure what you're trying to say. For big updates during tournaments they usually allow tournament organisers to use older version of the game. Its up to the tournament organisers what version to use. This time there was no older version but they added a command to disable economy changes (not changes to the guns).
2019-03-14 12:03
I hope they change the win round bonus too ,you get 3400 when you lose,and you get 3250 when you win .. Very silly imo
2019-03-14 08:02
Myanmar xdcc 
When you win you tend to keep weapons more often than when you lose. If your opponents are on $3400 already it's very likely that your economy is just fine (unless you've been barely winning rounds).
2019-03-14 09:21
Why valve cant wait for ending wesg? Stupid developers...
2019-03-14 08:44
f0rest | 
Indonesia rareguy 
what is going on wesg
2019-03-14 08:48
Kaze | 
Japan Whiteger 
Lol why?
2019-03-14 10:12
Bangladesh drvken 
more fun
2019-03-14 11:12
Kaze | 
Japan Whiteger 
more stupid*
2019-03-14 11:33
Other fo3nixz 
krieg > aug .. sg553 for people who don't know what the krieg is
2019-03-14 10:51
2019-03-14 13:19
bad idea
2019-03-14 13:20
Good idea! I'm looking forward to it!!!
2019-03-14 14:13
very good
2019-03-14 22:33
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NiKo | 
Mongolia Brax4j 
2019-03-16 03:46
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