CS:GO WESG World Finals – Dates and teams to watch out for
The CS:GO WESG World Finals will be underway later this month. Starting on March 13, we’ll finally see the result of 6 months worth of qualifiers and anticipation. Unlike usual events, the WESG events require teams to support their own country, similarly to the Olympics. As a result, there is an odd mix of teams to keep an eye out for.
Teams like SK Gaming and Fnatic are names you’ll recognize, but other country-specific teams like team Belgium and team Ukraine are worth watching. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming CS:GO WESG World Finals.
CS:GO WESG World Finals – Dates to Look Out For
Whilst the event will start on March 13, there will be 5 days of games leading up to the grand final.
Starting on March 13, a total of 32 teams will go up against each other in the first group stage. There will be eight groups of 4. The bottom two teams in each group will drop out by the end of March 14, leaving 16 to move onto the second group stage. Starting March 15, the second group stage will see the the first winners going up against each other in 4 more groups of 4.
Once again, the top two teams in each group will qualify for the next stage, whilst the bottom two will be disqualified. On March 16, we’ll see the remaining eight teams battle it out in the quarterfinals. The semifinals will take place on March 17, and then finally we’ll have the grand finals and a third place decider match on March 18.
BEST WESG World Final Teams
With 32 teams taking part in the WESG World Finals, many stories will unfold during the event. We’ll be looking at the major names below.
The top NA team right now. Do they have what it takes to pull out another win after their struggle at IEM Katowice 2018?
Fnatic recently beat FaZe in a best of 5 grand final event at IEM Katowice 2018. They were certainly the underdogs but they proved the crowds wrong. Is Fnatic on the rise again?
Team Belgium consists of some familiar names, including ScreaM, YOUYOU, FARIS< to1nou, and Ex6TenZ. There’s no denying that there’s some incredible talent in these players.
Team Russia consists of Seized, Flamie, Dosia, WorldEdit, and Electronic. All five players have shown promise in the past, but they’ve had little time to showcase their potential alongside each other.
World class player S1mple will be leading team Ukraine along with Edward, Zeus, Bondik, and Markeloff. This will be the first time we get to see S1mple play outside of his usual lineup, so it’ll be interesting to see if he can finally get a win under his belt instead of another MVP title.
EnVyUs has shown promise in recent months. They haven’t quite reached their peak, but they’ve been working towards getting there. Who knows, WESG might be their time to shine.
BIG is another top tier team that hasn’t shown too much promise recently, but they still have what it takes to compete at a high level. We’ve seen it in the past, and we wouldn’t count them out during WESG.
Finally, we have SK Gaming. The Brazilian superstars were the best team in the world in 2017, but they’ve struggled to get any big wins so far this year. Will they have enough time between IEM and WESG to pull themselves back together?
That wraps up our overview of the WESG World Finals. Which team are you rooting for?