North and South America National qualifiers for WESG have been pushed for December /January while the LAN finals will be held in Santa Ana, California in February 2018.
There are eight sub-regions where teams can compete with a total of 12 spots up for grabs for the World Electronic Sport Games Americas finals. While the National qualifiers for USA and Canada will be held in January 2018, the rest of the sub-regions will enter the battle this December. The final 12 teams emerging victorious in their respective sub-regions will travel to Santa Ana, California, February 1-4, 2018 to fight for the seven slots available into the WESG 2017-208 Global Grand Finals.
Those interested in assembling a team for the WESG 20117-2018 Americas qualifiers can register in their respective sub-region. Below you can find all the links and dates for the upcoming Americas National qualifiers:
|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, Trinidad and Tobago||December
|Northern South America||Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, French Guyana, Guyana, Surinam||December
|Southern South America||Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile||December
WESG Americas LAN finals prize pool distribution:
1st place: $35,000 + slot to Global Grand Finals
2nd place: $17,000 + slot to Global Grand Finals
3rd place: $8,000 + slot to Global Grand Finals
4th place: $5,500 + slot to Global Grand Finals
5th place: $2,500 + slot to Global Grand Finals
6th place: $2,500 + slot to Global Grand Finals
7th place: $2,500 + slot to Global Grand Final
8th place: $2,500
Similar to the inaugural edition, the Dota 2 WESG competition from this year is boasting an impressive $1,500,000 prize pool but the road to the Global Grand Finals, which will be held sometime in March 2018, is a long one. Up until now only China decided its qualifiers winner. EHOME will be representing their country in the Global Grand Finals, but two more teams got a second chance for the $1.5M main event. Rock.Y and Keen Gaming, who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in the CN qualifiers, will be able to participate in the APAC sub-regional qualifiers. The APAC National qualifiers have designated 17 sub-regions and registrations are open until the end of November. You can find all the info regarding the APAC qualifiers here.
In less than two weeks from now, the European and CIS LAN finals will kick off. StarLadder will host the event in Barcelona, Spain, November 22-26. From the 20 attending teams, only the top 12 will make the cut to the WESG Global Grand Finals. The last stage of this second edition of WESG welcomes 32 teams to China in March next year, eight teams more than the inaugural edition. Although there is only a male or mixed competition for Dota 2, WESG have added female only competitions for Hearthstone and CS:GO. More information about all the disciplines qualifiers can be found on the WESG official website.