World Electronic Sports Games 2016 Grand Finals presented by Alipay PreviewLord Matus
A long-awaited World Electronic Sports Games 2016 Grand Finals presented by Alipay starts on January, 12.
24 players from different parts of the world come to Changzhou, China to complete for the huge prizes and the title of WESG 2016 champion.
Alisports and ImbaTV became the organizers of the event. The Chinese companies have previously proved that they can manage the international tournaments on the highest level.
World Electronic Sports Games 2016 Grand Finals presented by Alipay is scheduled on January 12 – 15. On January 12-13, the group stage will be held. Three best teams from each group will pass to the play-off series. The teams taking the first places in groups will automatically pass to the quarterfinals, while the teams taking 2-3 places will pass to the 1/8 of the event. Three teams with the worst results in the group will be withdrawn from the tournament.
On January 14, the first 1/8 and quarterfinal matches will be played. On January 15, the semifinal and gran final matches are expected. Also, the match for the 3-rd place is scheduled on January 15.
The prize pool for the event is $1,500,000 and it will be distributed between 8 best teams of the event.
The prize pool will be distributed in the following way:
1st — $800,000
2nd — $400,000
3rd — $200,000
4th — $60,000
5th-8th — $10,000
The tournament has two specific characteristics concerning the participants of the event. First of all, each team that participates in the event should consist of the players who are representatives of the same country. This made WESG 2016 Grand Finals presented by Alipay a kind of a world championship. Secondly, none of the teams received direct invitations, and all players were qualified via qualifying regional matches. They were held in the US, Europe, China, Mid East, Africa and Asia Pacific.
24 teams will participate in the event, and they are divided into 4 groups each having 6 players.
The teams were seeded in the following way:
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In Group A, Virtus.pro and Team EnVyUs have the highest chances to move forward. In Group B, Vici Gaming.CyberZen have the best chances to pass to the play-off series. GODSENT are the favorites of Group C, and TyLoo — of Group D.
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