Zombiegamer – Preview: WESG South African Qualifiers

Jan 18, 2018

2018 has barely started and already competitive South African Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players are right back in the fray. The African Qualifiers for WESG Season Two are upon us!

Why is this WESG Qualifier important?

The team that wins the South African leg of the qualifier will be booking their place at the World Electronics Sports Games (WESG) World Finals. With that comes the chance to compete for the rather massive prize pool of $1.5 million. The WESG World Finals are due to take place in March in Haikou, Hainan, China. Our North African brethren will be competing in their own version of the Qualifiers from the eighth of February, meaning a team from South Africa and a team from North Africa will be representing the continent in China.

The most important part of the Qualifier is definitely not the money on offer at the Finals. Far from it. It is that a top South African team gets another opportunity to attend an overseas event again to prove themselves against more fancied opponents on LAN. With the Bravado Project Destiny announcement and their imminent move to the USA, it means that they could potentially get an additional opportunity themselves before they leave. Or it means another team, like rivals and African Champions Energy eSports, could snatch it away for themselves. Either way, it’s a potential win for South African CS:GO. We have another huge chance to put South African CS:GO on the map.

The WESG Grand Finals stage in 2017. Photo courtesy of Mettlestate.

North African Hopes

If a North African team achieves anything significant on the international stage, it would benefit the profile of SA in turn. If SA does well, we help the North Africans. Lucky for us foreigners think Africa is a lot smaller than it is. 🙂

Limitless.gg’s French team have qualified for the Finals, so I think that if their North African lineup makes it though it would be rather fitting. Realistically, I do think they are far and away the best team in their region so it is likely they will make it to China.

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