The WESG Southeast Asia Dota 2 Finals will take place on the 13th of December.
For the uninformed, World Electronic Sports Games is an initiative undertaken by Alisports, a branch of the Alibaba group. Yes, it is the same Alibaba Group that is the Chinese e-commerce giant. This WESG will be the third one and will host games like Counter-Strike, Dota 2, Starcraft II, Vainglory and Hearthstone. It is the world’s only Olympic-style esports competition, with teams having players from the same country.
The main event for WESG Dota 2 will have 24 teams, out of which 4 will be invited and the rest will come from various qualifiers from China, USA, Canada, Brazil, Peru, Americas, Ukraine, Russia, East Europe, North Europe, West Europe, Oceania, Central Asia, East Asia, West and South Asia, South East Asia, and Africa. While every region will see only one qualifying team, Southeast Asia on the other hand will have four.
The top 4 teams from the Southeast Asian qualifiers will reach the main event. The Regional Finals will take place at the Quill City Mall in Kuala Lumpur for CS:GO, Dota 2, Starcraft II, Hearthstone and Vainglory from December 13th-16th.
As for Dota 2, here are the teams that will be competing:
BOOM ID: Indonesia
Intelligence Quotient: Cambodia
MEGA Aorus: Vietnam
KPV Gaming: Laos
TNC Predator: Philippines
Alpha Red: Thailand
It is to be noted that RyOyr will be standing in for Kuku, as TNC announced that the latter will be on a personal break.
The qualifier itself will have a prize pool of $15,000, out of which the winners will get $7,500 and a chance to win $500,000 at the WESG main event.
You can catch the action live on Twitch.