Outcome of the WESG Africa & Middle East Finals
From August 26-28 Dubai were hosting the qualifier finals of WESG Africa & Middle East. The best players of the region in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, StarCraft 2 and HearthStone were fighting for a prize pool of $200,000 and 12 tickets to the WESG Global Grand Finals, with $3.7 million on offer.
The large electronic-sports events are quite rare in this region, but during the by-past three days, the biggest city in United Arab Emirates became a real e-sports capital. Dubai hosted 16 teams of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive & Dota 2, as well as of 16 StarCraft 2 and HearthStone players, who had succeeded in the online-qualifiers in their countries.
The clashes of the best e-sports squads in Africa & Middle East were held in the Conrad Dubai hotel. StarLadder and ImbaTV have created the most comfortable conditions for all the championship’s participants, while the spectators could witness the countering in three languages: English, Russian and Chinese.
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The finals of WESG Africa & Middle East became a major breakthrough for the region. The most participants hadn’t been known to a wide range of the e-sports fans, but they managed to become the favorites of the cyber-sports admirers.
In each discipline, the teams have shown some entertaining strategies, which will surely be useful for the players from other regions.
Among the teams of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive the championship was secured by the team from Turkey — Space Soldiers. Together with Bravado Gaming and another Turkish squad — Dark Passage, they became the tournament’s favorites, but other teams have also done their best, giving a decent response to the leaders.
The skills and experience, gained in LAN-championships, has helped Space Soldiers and Bravado Gaming to reach the Play-off’s Grand-finals. The upper hand in the encounter among the favorites was gained by the Turkish team, which, surprisingly, has quite easily dealt with a rival.
The three winners of WESG Africa & Middle East in CS:GO:
1st place: Space Soldiers ($30,000 + slot to Global Grand Finals)
2nd place: Bravado Gaming ($18,000 + slot to Global Grand Finals)
3rd place: Dark Passage ($9,000 + slot to Global Grand Finals)
In Dota 2 — the organizations Dark Passage and Bravado Gaming — were also representing their squads, but the champion’s trophy was eventually gained by the other team.
Aboshamalah, a squad from Jordan became a real revelation of the tournament. During all three days they were shining with a stable game, not losing out a single map to their rivals. In the Grand-finals, Aboshamalah met Bravado Gaming, in which they confidently, standing by their own style, prevailed over the South-African team with the score-line of 2:0.
The three winners of WESG Africa & Middle East in Dota 2:
1st place: Aboshamalah ($30,000 + slot to Global Grand Finals)
2nd place: Dark Passage ($18,000 + slot to Global Grand Finals)
3rd place: Bravado Gaming ($9,000 + slot to Global Grand Finals)
The finalists of HearthStone have pleased the fans with tough encounters. Almost in all matches, we’ve seen the maximal number of sets that highlighted the equal game-level of the participants.
In the Grand-final of Play-offs have met two best players of Group B — Sanver and Th3Jok3r. The match was fully consistent with its status. The South-African player managed to come back from the score-line of 3-0, picking up the champion’s trophy of WESG Africa & Middle East.
The three winners of WESG Africa & Middle East in HearthStone:
1st place: Th3Jok3r ($12,000 + slot to Global Grand Finals)
2nd place: Sanver ($6,000 + slot to Global Grand Finals)
3rd place: Lord ($3,000 + slot to Global Grand Finals)
Among all the participants in the discipline of StarCarft 2, the high-skilled performance was shown by one of the strongest non-Korean players in the world — Stephano. Unfortunately, probably, for all, except the fans of the odious Franco-Tunisian Zerg – there was no intrigue in the countering among the players in StarCarft 2.
Nevertheless, a mature game of the 19 years-old player from the South Africa — Drager is also noteworthy, who, like Stephano, has easily advanced upwards the standings, not meeting any resistance neither in the group stage, nor in the semi-finals. Drager has shown a range of the different strategies, demonstrating an excellent game for the Protoss’ race.
The three winners of WESG Africa & Middle East in StarCarft 2:
1st place: Stehano ($12,000 + slot to Global Grand Finals)
2nd place: Drager ($6,000 + slot to Global Grand Finals)
3rd place: Zerghamdi ($3,000 + slot to Global Grand Finals)
The tournament was an excellent kick to the major e-sports for many participants. Now the threes of winners of Africa & Middle East are awaited by the WESG Global Grand Final, where they will have to face off the victors of the other qualifiers for a prize pool of $3.7 million.
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