AEL Announces WESG Oceania 2018

Aditya Singh Rawat

28th, Sep, 2018

Cover Image Courtesy: WESG Oceania

The Australian Esports League (AEL) has announced the launch of WESG Oceania 2018. The event which is taking place in partnership with Ali Sports features an open-for-all platform where players from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific islands can participate and compete for the $30,000 AUD prize pool along with the right to represent their nation in the upcoming WESG – World Finals.  

The event will be witnessing multiple gaming titles including CS:GODota 2, Hearthstone and StarCraft 2.  Registration is free of charge with the aim of garnering more signups.

The event has planned two complementary women’s competition for CS:GO and Hearthstone in order to support the growing female player base globally.


Darren Kwan, Director of AEL puts in a few words saying, 

“This partnership with Ali Sports to elevate the WESG brand in the region represents an exciting opportunity for both players and industry in our region. Ali Sports share a vision to see the credibility, popularity and growth of esports rise to the forefront of mainstream culture; something we at the AEL share.  

Esports is currently has the fastest growing fan base in the world as analyzed by PwC in their recent report, this event is a prime opportunity for those looking to extend their brand into esports or target a completely new fan base.”



A few very important rules to keep in mind before registration are:

  • Open to residents of the Oceanic region only. 

  • All participants must be over the age of 18. 

  • All players within a single team should belong to the same country.


The schedule for the various gaming titles are as follows:

CS:GO 

12th October is the last day for registration. Click HERE to register.

Dota 2

12th October is the last day for registration. Click HERE to register.

One important thing for all the Dota 2 participants is that Battlefy will be used to run and administer the tournament. So, make sure that every player in the team is registered on it.

Hearthstone

12th October is the last day for registration. Click HERE to register.

StarCraft 2 

12th October is the last day for registration. Click HERE to register.


Competition Format (CS:GO & Dota 2)

  • Teams will be divided into two groups. The first group will be specific to Australian teams while the second group will contain all the New Zealand & Pacific Island, teams. 
  • On 13th October both the groups will follow a BO1, Round Robin format. This will be a one-day competition where the top two teams from each group will move onto the next round. 
  • The four qualifying teams will join 4 directly invited teams and together these 8 teams will participate in the playoffs on 14th October. The 8 teams will be divided into two groups following a BO1, round robin format, the top two teams from each group will move on to the semi-finals. 
  • The semi-finals will take place on the same day featuring a BO3, single elimination bracket. The winners of the semi-final will move onto the grand finals which will take place in early November. The venue for the grand finale will be decided shortly.

Women’s Event 

  • 12th October is the last date for registration for both CS:GO and Hearthstone for women.  
  • The competition dates will be announced shortly.  
  • The winners of these two events will qualify for the WESG – World Finals Women’s Event which is different from WESG – World Finals.


Click HERE to register for CS:GO (Women).

Click HERE to register for Hearthstone (Women).


Stay tuned as we bring you regular updates on WESG Oceania 2018 along with other CS:GO content.

For more information about the event click HERE.



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