The World Electronic Sports Games is one of the biggest tournaments this year, with players hailing from all over the worlds, decided by qualifiers starting in mid August all the way up untill the event. The tournament is a multi game tournament featuring Dota2, Starcraft 2, CSGO and Hearthstone.
Organised by Alibaba Group to kickstart their Esports presence, the tournament is held in Shanghai, China with a combined total prize pool of $3,700,000 (USD) across all platforms, and for CSGO the total prize pool is $1,500,000 (USD) and a total of 24 teams fighting for the largest share of said prize pool.
The participating teams has gone through online national qualifiers proceeding into offline regional qualifiers all over the world and the 24 seeds for this tournament were distributed as follows:
EU & CIS: 8