The WESG SEA Finals wrapped up last Sunday, November 3, 2019, which was held in the Quill Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The SEA Finals is one of the regional phases of the WESG tournament, with the winners qualifying to the next stages.
With TNC Predator’s win, they have now secured their place in the WESG 2019 Finals. Meanwhile, the next three top placers of the SEA Finals will be heading to the APAC Finals. The other three teams are Vietnam’s 496 Gaming, Myanmar’s Cyanide Gaming, and Laos’ Aggressive Slayer.
The APAC Finals will see 16 teams fight for three of the slots in the World Finals.
Return to Form
TNC Predator qualifying for the WESG Finals marks their return to the WESG World stage. After winning the championship in 2017, TNC skipped the World stage in 2018. They would win the title again last year for a record second time, with total earnings of US$1,316,500, including qualifiers.
Although the lineup of TNC Predator has changed over the years, this marks Tims’ third appearance in the WESG world stage. He has the chance to become a three-time WESG World Champion.
Defending their world title beside Tims are Armel and Gabbi. Armel and Gabbi won the WESG World Championship for their first time in 2018. They are now defending the championship for a chance to become two-time champions themselves.
With them are TNC Predator’s latest members, March and kpii, who are both eyeing their first WESG World Championship themselves.
The organizing body is allowing teams for the first time to be composed of multiple nationalities as long as a majority of the players are from the country they are representing. WESG 2019 World Championships will have a US$800,000 prize pool.