The Chinese tournament, which is organized by Alisports, will have the largest prize pool in CS:GO history — 1,5 million dollars. Despite the impressive prize pools, the the WESG finals may be standing in a pre-shadow of the Eleague Major held the following week.
However, this hasn't hindered some of the top teams of the world to attend. Major participants like Virtus.pro, EnVyUs, Godsent and the former Dignitas team will be in attendance. Amongst their opponents we find promising teams like TyLoo, VG.CyberZen, Kinguin, iGame and Space Solders, as well as two mixes from eastern europe (Russia and Ukraine).
The whole list contains 24 teams, who will be divided into four groups. Every six-team-group will be played round-robin, followed by best-of-three single elimination playoffs. The format is similar to what Epicenter used in Moscow earlier in the fall.
Participant's list Godsent flusha, JW, Lekr0, pronax, znajder EnVyUS SIXER, kennyS, NBK-, apEX, Happy ex-Dignitas aizy, cajunb, MSL, Magiskb0Y, k0nfig Virtus.pro TaZ, NEO, pashaBiceps, Snax, byali Kinguin SZPERO, rallen, MICHU, mouz, Furlan .Russia hooch, WorldEdit, electronic, ub1que, jmqa Ukraine arch, smike, Shara, crush, F1L1N i-Game.com zehN, xseveN, SAGGERTON, sAw, ZOREE TyLoo AttackeR, DD, fancy1, Mo, somebody VG.CyberZen Savage, tb, advent, zhokiNg, LOVEYY K23 keeN, fitch, Ramz1k, fANTASTIKA, dreaM FIVE Rita, QuQu, Mr.six, Drea3er, O1 JYP aimaNNN, acAp, xevR, kaze, pzk!D Signature TOR, qqGOD, Olivia, Leaf, stk ENZO Darkkis, krbl, freeman, TunGY, ckf Selfless no_one, Nifty, kaboose, tba, tba subtLe els, OCEAN, hades, jakeMOTM, tba QuetzaL SecretAgent, k1Nky, Chuti, spaydeR, tba TeamOne Maluk3, AlanDieg0R, bt0, pava, iDk Force of Nature Proxure, FiReMaNNN, Tio, LinKz, feliznojke Colombia sickLy, sam_A, spamzz, burn1ng, Daveys Space Soldiers MAJ3R, XANTARES, DESPE, paz, ngiN Bravado bLacKpoisoN, Detrony, ELUSIVE, Golz, Sonic Dark Passage woxic, calyx, mini, SasuKe, maikox
The eventual winners will be handed quite a large sum of prize money, as they will walk away with 800,000 dollars, while the runner-ups gets 400,000 dollars. Out of the 24 teams attending, only eight will be receiving prize winnings, and a spot in the quarter finals is worth 10,000 dollars.
Prize distribution1. $800,000