WESG Oceania 2018 announced AOC Gaming as its new monitor partner for the upcoming event organised by the Australian Esports League (AEL).
Back in September, the AEL launched WESG Oceania 2018 in partnership with Ali Sports, a new tournament for players in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. The tournament features four titles, Dota 2, Hearthstone, StarCraft 2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. For CS:GO and Hearthstone, WESG Oceania announced an all-female division, the winners are qualifying for the WESG World Finals Women’s Event.
WESG Oceania is open to all players and teams in the region. They will be competing for part of the AUD $30,000 (£16,000) and a pass to the WESG World Finals to be held in March 2019 with pool prize of USD $5 million (£3.8 million).
Darren Kwan, Director of the AEL said: “This partnership with Ali Sports to elevate the WESG brand in the region represents an exciting opportunity for both players and industry in our region. Ali Sports share a vision to see the credibility, popularity, and growth of esports rise to the forefront of mainstream culture; something we at the AEL share.”
AOC Gaming became the first sponsor of the competition that is taking place on November 4 at the Supanova Adelaide, a gaming and comic con event. Adelaide is the final stop for the finalist in CS:GO and Dota 2, the location and dates for the remaining finals is yet to be announced.
Esports Insider says: WESG Oceania is taking the competition to a promising emerging region. Not only that, the finals are taking place at one of the biggest comic events in Adelaide. Supanova is the perfect stage to promote the WESG Oceania and esports in general.