The huge 1.5 million dollar event sees 32* teams from all around the world in attendance, battling it out for their share of the prize-pool, with $800,000 going to the eventual victors.
*Due to various reasons two teams, EMC and Ukraine, have pulled out of the event, reducing the number of teams to 30.
Some of the familiar looking team names do have changes due to teams competing at WESG having to have players of the same nationality. For example Team Envyus
are playing with former player Christophe "SIXER" Xia
in place of Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom
who is representing Belgium
The event does however, see some full rosters from some of the best teams in the world, with Major champions Cloud9
in attendance, as well as Fnatic
attending off the back of their win at IEM Katowice. World number two SK Gaming
are also in attendance, as are German side BIG