The WESG World Finals can be regarded as the Olympics or the World Championship of CS:GO!
WESG, also known as World Electronic Sports Games, is an international esports tournament organized by Alisports since 2016. It includes different esports games such as CS:GO, Hearthstone, Dota2, StarCraft 2 and more. They currently have the biggest prize pool amongst any third-party tournament worldwide.
Alisports believes that esports should be seen as a real sport and their goal is for esports to be included in the Olympic games in the future.
The WESG added women’s group in 2017 in CS:GO and Hearthstone and the prize pool for the Grand Final were 2.5 million dollars.
What is special
What’s special about WESG is that they follow the Olympic Games’ standard values – which means that they want the participating teams to be composed of players of the same nationality and compete for national glory.
They have qualifiers from all parts of the world – for example, in Europe, there is only 1 team from each region or country who could participate.
Alisports wants the players and teams to have national pride and they have quoted on their website that:
“Pro Esporters need to build themselves as athletes and take the call seriously. Also, they should have national pride, self-discipline, teamwork, and respect for his opponents and referees.”
The WESG World Finals can be regarded as the Olympics or the World Championship of CS:GO – it is not as big as a Major yet, but it’s getting to be the next big thing and it doesn’t lack the prize pool nor bragging rights.
The format of the World Finals is the Round Robin format for the first half of the tournament, which includes 32 teams (normally 8 groups with 4 teams in each). All matches are BO2 and the top 2 teams from each group will proceed to the playoffs.
The 3rd and the final place are also played as BO3.