The WESG is a Multi game tournament with arguably the largest scope in terms of countries represented. The tournament is Alibaba Groups first tournament under AliEsports, entering the esports scene with a record breaking tournament. Other than Starcraft 2 the other games are Hearthstone, Dota2, CS:GO.
The Qualifiers will take place from August to Novemeber across the globe to decide the 24 Hearthstone players that are going to compete in China for the total prize pool of $300,000 (USD) at the main event.
The Qualifying event is split up into five regions, each region having their own main qualifier that will be played offline. Each main regional will have a ¥182,000 (CNY) total prize pool.
List of Main Qualifiers Locations:
MEA - Dubai, UAE Aug 26-28
China - Suzhou, Oct 1-4
EU & CIS - Kiev, Ukraine, Oct 6-9
America - Sao Paulo, Brazil, Oct 21-23
APAC - Goyang, South Korea, Nov 10-13
Prior to the main qualifiers of each region, there will be online open qualifiers that determines the competitors playing in the main regionals.
The Seeds breakdown for the main event is
Europe & CIS: 8
The MEA Qualifier starts off with a two groups Best-of-Three round robin groupstage with the top two players of the respective groups proceed to the playoffs. The playoffs is a single elimination bracket with Best-of-Five matches up until the final, which is a Best-of-Seven, the top three players of the MEA Qualifiers will continue to the Main Event.
All online qualifiers will have the same format, and that format is a Single Elimination Bracket with Best-of-Three matches up untill the Finals they will be Best-of-Fives, if the qualifiers offers more than one spot the bracket will be a Double elimination and both qualifying matches will be Best-of-Fives.