WESG is heading to Australia for the first time. Thanks to Alibaba Group’s Alisport and Australian Esports League’s partnership. The event will take place on October 26-28, 2018.
World Electronic Sports Games or WESG is heading to Australia for the first time. WESG will be conducted on PAX Arena stage at PAX Aus 2018. For those who do not know, WESG is the international esports championship tournament organized by Alibaba Group’s AliSports.
This year, they are partnering with Australian Esports League. The event will bring together the best in the region to compete in Dota 2, CS: GO, Hearthstone, and StarCraft 2.
The online events will start from September 1, with competitors playing Dota 2, CS: GO, StarCraft 2, and Hearthstone. WESG at PAX Arena will also hold open qualifiers for the Hearthstone finals in November.
Anyone is welcome to register and compete, even you. The winners will progress on to the finals in Sydney where they can play for a US$30,000 prize pool and a chance to represent the region in China where they play for a share of US$US5.5 million as part of the global series.
Luke Lancaster, the Content Manager at PAX Aus said:
“The growth of esports in the APAC region has been nothing short of meteoric. This partnership with AliSport sets up PAX Arena as a truly international event, and we couldn’t be more excited.”
“We chose PAX Aus as the home for WESG because of the community,” said Darren Kwan, executive producer at the Australian Esports League. “There’s no better way to bring Australian audiences into the fold than by offering up world-class matches at PAX Aus.”
After hosting World Electronic Sports Games 2018 this March, Alibaba wants to bring eSports to the higher level: to be a part of the medal-eligible sport in Olympic Games. What do you think?
Edited by Devi