Windigo was proclaimed champion of WESG ( World Electronic Sports Games ) after defeating AGO in the final by 2-1. The Polish team took the first map (Inferno) and earned a tight 14-16 victory but the Bulgarians turned the series after beating AGO 16-13 in Mirage and 16-7 in Dust2.
Windigo started in Group E with Fnatic and Movistar Riders, since ENCE did not attend the event. Their first game was against the Spanish side and they won 2-0, which left the Spanish duo, mixwell and loWel very disappointed. The Bulgarians then competed against Fnatic and earned a tie that led them to first spot in the group. Movistar needed to win by 2-0 to Fnatic to reach the next phase but did not pass the draw against the Swedes.
An unexpected champion in an unexpected final
Upon reaching the playoffs, the pairings predicted a final between MIBR and Fnatic. However, Windigo surprised everyone in the quarterfinals by beating the Brazilian team 2-1. On the other hand, AGO reached the semifinals after winning the Serbian team Valiance with the same result.
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Again another surprise would jump in the eve of the final, where the Poles were victorious against Fnatic in the semifinal by winning 2-1 (16-0, 6-16, 16-12). In the other semifinal, Windigo passed over G2, another of the candidates to reach the final. After a tight 19-17 on Cache, the Bulgarians confirmed their place in the grand finals by winning the second map (16-7, Overpass).
Once we reached the unexpected final, AGO started taking advantage of the final series by winning 16-14 on Inferno. In Mirage, the Bulgarian team knew how to recover and force the third map after winning 13-16. On the definitive Dust 2, Windigo was proclaimed champion by firmly overcoming the Polish team 7-16.
Results of the rest of games at WESG 2018
Counter Strike: Global Offensive was the game with the highest expectations and the most surprises. However, other titles also had their tournament in Chongqing, venue of the competition.
All the tournaments were played this past weekend, with the exception of Dota 2, since the grand final was played on March 10th.
Here are the results:
- purple (Canada) was champion of WESG 2018 of Hearthstone after winning by 1: 3 to 山下 智 久 (Taiwan).
- TNC Predator (Philippines) defeated Keen Gaming (China) 2-0 in the final of Dota 2.
- INnoVation (South Korea) defeated Serral (Finland) in the final of StarCraft II. The result was 3: 4 for the Korean.
- Tribe Gaming (United States) won Team ACE (South Korea) in the final of VainGlory, the MOBA of Super Evil Megacorp.
- Finally, at PES 2019, Suprema_Ettorito (Italy) lifted the title against alemao_pesbr (Brazil).
If you want to check all the results carefully, visit the official website of WESG 2018. This concludes one of the most popular esports events in Asia, although not so acclaimed in the West. WESG arrived in the competitive circuit a few years ago and in such a short time period, it has established as one of the most reknowned events in the world.