World Electronic Sports Games
The World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) is an eSport event organized by Alisports (a subsidiary of Alibaba Group).
World Electronic Sports Games 2016 were held between January 12-15 2017, at the Changzhou Olympic Sports Center in Changzhou, China. 24 Teams from across the world qualified through their various regional qualifiers for a chance at the $1,500,000 USD prize pool. In addition, prize money was also awarded to the participants of the regional qualifiers, who had to first prove themselves in their respective national qualifiers. In addition, regional qualifiers were played at an offline LAN event.
WESG will return at the World Electronic Sports Games 2017 to be held in March 2018, featuring national teams from across the world in various esport disciplines. From August to December 2017, the various regional and national qualifiers will be held. Regional qualifiers will once again be held on LAN.