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WESG Southeast Asia 2019 has been announced with a prize pool of $105,000 USD. 10 SEA countries have been listed as eligible for participation in the event. Registration for the event has begun but dates for the qualifiers have not been revealed yet.
Though WESG has opened registration for the SEA region, a lot of information including the qualifier dates and the qualifier format is still not announced. All we know about the qualifying format is this.
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The venue for the national finals has also not been revealed with the event taking place at the Quill Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last year.
Similar to last year, 10 SEA teams are eligible for participation this year as well. These countries are as follows.
Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, Singapore, Thailand & Brunei.
(From Top Left To Bottom Right)
The following countries can participate in any of the four available events.
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Compared to the last year, two gaming titles, Hearthstone and Vain Glory have been dropped while CS:GO Women which was a side category of CS:GO has been brought to the forefront.
Interested players and teams can Click Here to register themselves for the annual mega event. The registrations have already begun and will be closing on 31st July for all the eligible countries except for Laos and Cambodia for whom the last date of registration is 25th July.
There are a few changes in the rules and regulations of WESG when compared to the previous year and the biggest among them is the removal of the ‘Same Nationality Rule’, which stated that all members of a team should belong to the team’s country of registration. This time around each team can have a maximum of two foreign players (players not from the country of registration) in their roster.
For a detailed version of all the rules and regulations Click Here.
Four teams from the SEA region had made their way to the World Finals in 2018, Alpha Red representing Thailand, TNC Pro team from the Philippines, Revolution from Vietnam and FrostFire representing Malaysia.
Will the same regions once again go on to the Finals or will other regions stand up to the challenge and give it their best in a bid to compete against the very best? Let’s find out as the competition begins, August onwards!