WEM 2012 to feature CS 1.6
A new season of WEM will reportedly take place on October 23-28 in Hangzhou, China featuring Counter-Strike 1.6.
Although cnFrag.com reported that the season is already scheduled, according to Can Yang from OGN which is the organization behind WEM and e-Stars, WEM is still in talks with the local Chinese government regarding dates.
According to Yang, a World Esports Masters season is however confirmed for 2012, although so far the dates for the event are not set due to the ongoing negotiations.
WEM 2012 to return to Hangzhou
Furthermore, cnFrag.com reported that WEM is planning on switching to a format featuring qualification for their event as opposed to direct invitations, which is how WEM has picked their teams for each of their past events.
The upcoming season is expected to be bigger than previous ones too, which could mean an increase in the number of participating teams similarly to how e-Stars went from six teams all the way to sixteen in 2011.