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Europe & CIS

2016.10/06-09

Kyiv, Ukraine

Highlights of the WESG Europe+CIS LAN-Finals

From October 6-9, all fans of the professional esports from all over the world had a unique opportunity to witness the matches of the WESG European qualifier’s finals, held in the capital of Ukraine — Kyiv. The tournament was covering 4 popular esports disciplines: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Hearthstone and StarCraft II.

 

 

The prize pool of the competitions was amounted of ¥1,364,000 (~$205,000). Aside from the money prize, the championship’s participants have splited up 32 tickets to the WESG Global Grand Finals with altogether ¥24 650 000 (~$3 700 000) in prizemoney on offer.

 

The tournament was attended by 240 strongest esportsmen from Europe and CIS: 40 teams in Dota 2 and CS:GO, 40 players in Hearthstone and StarCraft II. The venue, which hosted fights among the eminent players was the concert hall Stereo Plaza.

 

 

The victory in the European qualifiers WESG in CS:GO was gained by the squad, which was standing for Denmark and remained undefeated throughout all the tournament  — Team Dignitas. A step aside from the ultimate triumph has stopped the Russian team, which made a real splash at the championship.

 

The next line is occupied by the Polish team Virtus.Pro, which prevailed over their compatriots from Team Kinguin in a third-place decider match. The first four winners will be accompanied at the WESG Global Grand Finals by four European rosters more: GODSENT, Team Ukraine, Team EnVyUs and iGame.

 

A list of the prize-winners at WESG CS:GO EU+CIS looks as follows:

 

1st place: Team Dignitas (¥200,000 + slot in the WESG Global Grand Finals)

2nd place: Team Russia (¥120,000 + slot in the WESG Global Grand Finals)

3rd place: Virtus.Pro (¥60,000 + slot in the WESG Global Grand Finals)

4th place: Team Kinguin (¥40,000 + slot in the WESG Global Grand Finals)

5-8th places: GODSENT, Team EnVyUs, Team Ukraine, iGame (¥20,000 + slots in the WESG Global Grand Finals)

 

A title of the strongest team among the Europe+CIS region in Dota 2 was also secured by the attendees from Denmark — The Imperial. The squad has shown a lot of entertaining strategies that helped them to overpower the favourites. In the semifinals, the Danes managed to outscore the tournament’s hosts — Team Ukraine, and then prevailed over Horde in the Grand-finals.

 

The third place was seized by a well-known team The Alliance, which found a way to win over the Ukrainian squad in the last match. The rest four tickets to the WESG Global Grand Finals were given to no-less-strong teams: Comanche, Team Romania, Fantastic Five, Ne RuSb.

 

A list of the prize-winners at WESG Dota 2 EU+CIS looks as follows:

 

1st place: The Imperial (¥200,000 + slot in the WESG Global Grand Finals)

2nd place: Horde (¥120,000 + slot in the WESG Global Grand Finals)

3rd place: The Alliance (¥60,000 + slot in the WESG Global Grand Finals)

4th place: Team Ukraine (¥40,000 + slot in the WESG Global Grand Finals)

5-8th places: Comanche, Team Romania, Fantastic Five, Ne RuSb (¥20,000 + slots in the WESG Global Grand Finals)

 

The champion’s title of the European qualifiers for WESG in Hearthstone was secured by the former player from Natus Vincere — Sebastian «Xixo» Bentert. The German esportsman picked up the crucial clash against Jon «Orange» Westberg, becoming the tournament’s triumphant and getting the prize of ¥80,000.

 

In the third-place decider match was held a fight between Raphael «BunnyHoppor» Peltzer and Mikhail «Korvus» Portyansky. The player from Virtus.Pro gained a confident victory over his Russian opponent, thus taking the third line of the standings. The following four slots in the WESG Global Grand Finals were granted to Fluffy, Lbdutchboy, Neirea и Kazediel.

 

The aforementioned eight will had off for the WESG Global Grand Finals in HearthStone, where they will stand from the Europe+CIS regions.

 

A list of the prize-winners at WESG HearthStone EU+CIS looks as follows:

 

1st place: Xixo (¥80,000 + slot in the WESG Global Grand Finals)

2nd place: Orange (¥40,000 + slot in the WESG Global Grand Finals)

3rd place: BunnyHoppor (¥20,000 + slot in the WESG Global Grand Finals)

4th place: Korvus (¥10,000 + slot in the WESG Global Grand Finals)

5-8th places: Fluffy, Lbdutchboy, Neirea, Kazediel (¥8,000 + slots in the WESG Global Grand Finals)

 

By the outcome of battles among the strongest players from Europe and CIS in StarCraft II, the upper hand was gained by Artur «Nerchio» Bloch. The Polish esportsman triumphed over his compatriot  Mikołaj «Elazer» Ogonowski in the tournament’s finals, securing a title of the best SC2-player in Europe and CIS.  

 

The bronze was taken by the Serbian player Aleksandar «Beastyqt» Krstić, who defeated Christoffer «Namshar» Kolmodin in a third-place decider match. However, it’s only the first part of a list of participants, who will represent Europe at the WESG Global Grand Finals in SC2. The «eight» of the best players at WESG SC2 EU+CIS also consists of: DeMusliM, ShoWTimE, Harstem and MarineLorD.

 

A list of the prize-winners at WESG StarCraft II EU+CIS looks as follows:

 

1st place: Nerchio (¥80,000 + slot in the WESG Global Grand Finals)

2nd place: Elazer (¥40,000 + slot in the WESG Global Grand Finals)

3rd place: Beastyqt (¥20,000 + slot in the WESG Global Grand Finals)

4th place: Namshar (¥10,000 + slot in the WESG Global Grand Finals)

5-8th places: DeMusliM, ShoWTimE, Harstem, MarineLorD (¥8,000 + slots in the WESG Global Grand Finals)

 

So that was the outcome of one of the largest esports tournaments. The  World Electronic Sports Games championship is still in progress and now we have the American and Asian qualifiers on turn.

 

We’d like to remind you that a total prize pool of the WESG Global Grand Finals amounts of ¥24 650 000 (~ $3 700 000). Within the crucial stage we will be granted a chance to watch the strongest teams and players across the globe competing for a title of the World Champion.  

 

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