WESG (World Electronic Sports Games) Grand Finals in Haikou, China from March 13th till 18th.
After a sovereign first group stage in which both Team expert players could present themselves as group winners, it became much harder in the second: Our Zerg Aleksandr "Bly" Svysiuk had to give up very clear, while Sasha "Scarlett" Hostyn could manage to place as Second in her group an reach the play offs, which will start Saturday morning 08.15 CEST. Below you will find the results of group stage 2 and the upcoming matches of the Play Offs.
Original article from March 12th
The WESG are the esports "olympics", with over 60.000 conterders from 125 countries and regions attended last years edition. Currently the Grand Final 2017/2018 is around the corner with tournaments in: CS:GO, DOTA2, Hearthstone and Starcraft II. The qualification phase is completed and all Grand Final participants are locked in.
Among the 32 Starcraft II contenders are two Team expert professionals. Qualification tournaments were held on a total number of five continents where countless players competed to get the opportunity to play at WESG. Some of these tournaments were even fought out at big offline stages with up to 18.000 USD prize money for the winner. The individual regions were assigned with a different number of spots depending on their importance, to nominate players for the main event in China. For example, 12 players could qualify for the Europe & CIS region, including our Zerg Aleksandr „Bly“ Svysiuk. For America (North and South), however, only seven spots were available, in which Team experts Sasha "Scarlett" Hostyn could earn one of the tickets and makes her way to China
The pressure on the players is huge, as it is about a total prize pool of 400.000 USD, for StarcraftII alone.
Marine: "The Zerglings are everywhere"
Thor: "Then you do not even have to aim"
Two group phases are played, each with four players per group, with only the two best of the group will proceed into the next round. It starts with the round of 32, in which the matches are played in the best-of-three format.
The top two of each group make the leap into the second group stage, in which the matches are played in the best-of-five format to secure themselves a starting position in the single-elimination phase.
In these all-or-nothing games, the chaff gets seperated from the wheat. At least four games must be won in the power-consuming best-of-seven mode to continue and thus come closer to the big goal, to become the WESG champion.
Team experts professionals group matches, on 01.03 are:
04:45CET Group С. Jonsnow vs Bly
06:15CET Group С. Nerchio vs Bly – on Stream
07:45CET Group С. Namshar vs Bly
09:15CET Group D. iAsonu vs Scarlett – on Stream
10:45CET Group D. Scarlett vs StriKE
12:15CET Group D. Scarlett vs HuT – on Stream
Two Team expert players managed to bite themselves though the qualification tournaments to China, so we are proud of:
Sasha „Scarlett“ Hostyn and Aleksandr „Bly“ Svysiuk
There are two streams for the event, as some matches will take place at the same time: main stream and alternative stream.