Written By: Steve Vegvari
The first part of the World Electronic Sports Games Canada finals of the is underway during EGLX. The three-day expo will see the very best players compete for their chance to hold the Canadian finalist title and progress to the Grand Finals in China.
Six game titles make up the WESG. EGLX and WorldGaming Network is hosting four of the six finals during the expo. Each requires a different skill set and player base. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Pro Evolution Soccer 2019, and Vainglory share the spotlight during this leg of the finals.
EGLX’s first day ran through the semifinals of Pro Evolution Soccer, Dota 2, and Vainglory. Players advancing through the semifinals would return to the main stage the following day for the Canada Finals.
The Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 Semifinal kicked off the first day of the WESG Canada finals. First up, Wanna917 went up against BryanHuang12. Both these players have been around the PES circuit for some time.
Although BryanHuang12 was able to keep a tight defence in the beginning, Wanna917, playing as Arsenal applied enough pressure to win two games back to back. Locking in his placement in the Canadian finals, and one step closer to the $6500 CAD prize.
During the latter half of the day, Mayyknight went toe to toe with Foxmulder1024. Right out of the gate, it was apparent that Foxmulder1024 had the advantage over Mayyknight. In an unprecedented move, during a penalty, Fox was able to drive the ball into the net. This was only a taste of the precision Foxmulder1024 possesses.
After another 2-0 sweep in the semifinals, we’ll be seeing two very competent players strive to win the Canadian finals.
Over on the Dota 2 stage, BigBadBosses stepped up to plate to go up against CupCak3Bois. The Dota 2 semifinals were also handled as a best of three series.
BigBadBosses had a very strong showing. Due to their hero selection, the team had an obvious advantage over their opponent. CupCak3Bois were unable to play aggressively against BigBad’s Timbersaw, costing them the first game.
Transitioning into game two, CupCak3Bois had a great amount of determination. Though their efforts were ultimately met with a loss. BigBadBosses steamrolled their way through an intense, albeit brief 20-minute second game. Sweeping the first semifinal series in Dota 2, BigBadBosses secured their spot in the Canadian Finals.
Onto the second semifinal match of the day, PotM Bottom and Kaolin Monks faced each other on the A stage.
PotM Bottom took the first game with a hefty lead over Kaolin Monks. Both teams came out with very strong lineups, however, due to the sheer pressure, TC and Raylalisao428 applied, Kaolin Monks were unable to keep up. Giving PotM their first win of the semi-finals.
The second match between the two teams was slightly more levelled out. Kaolin Monks seemed to have regained some momentum in the earlier stages of the match. Although each player on Kaloin Monks played aggressively, PotM’s Bloodseeker, and TC’s Enigma helped put Potm into the next leg of the Dota 2 finals.
PotM Bottom will now return to face BigBadBosses for their chance to win the $ prize and advance to the WESG grand finals in 2019.
Vainglory closed out the first day of EGLX and the WESG Canada Finals. What What and Nemesis were up next. This time in a best of five series.
What What came out swinging against their opponents. As the first match was underway, it was clear that What What’s advantage over Nemisis was their tight communication. Each player on What What managed to position themselves in the exact lane they were needed, when they were needed.
What What’s line of communication continued. The team were calculating in their hero picks, taking an even match of defence and offence after witnessing the strategies Nemisis attempted in the previous game.
What What took the final victory of the evening. Standing confidently, all five members of the team alive on the field, took down Nemisis’ tower. Placing this aggressive team in the finals.
As PES 2019, Dota 2, and Vainglory will hold their finals on Saturday, October 27th, the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive semifinals will begin. Leading into the final day of EGLX and the CS:GO finals.
Keep up with WorldGaming Network as we take you through the WESG Canada Finals during EGLX starting at 11am EST.
CS:GO WOMEN’S – Semifinal 1
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
CS:GO CO-ED – Semifinal 1
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
CS:GO CO-ED – Semifinal 2
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Dota 2 – Final
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
PES 2019 – Final
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Vainglory – Final
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
About The Author: Steve Vegvari
Steve is based in Toronto, Ontario. His enthusiasm and adoration of the video game industry go back to the days of SNES. Find him on Twitter and join in on the escapades.