The WESG 2018 Global Finals took place this week with some surprising results. In a premier event with teams such as MIBR, G2, and fnatic, Bulgarian team Windigo became the WESG 2018 champions in a Grand Final against AGO. Here’s more on the event.
WESG 2018 Global Finals – Windigo Win $500k Against AGO
The World Electronic Sports Games brings together teams from all over the world in a World Cup-style gaming event.
When it comes to CS:GO, there were both national teams and pre-existing rosters full of players from the same nation.
While most top teams weren’t in attendance, there were some big names. Teams like fnatic (Sweden), MIBR (Brazil), G2 (France), and OpTic Gaming (Denmark) all came to compete. However, the top two teams came as somewhat of a surprise.
AGO Esports (Poland) beat Team Ukraine, Valiance, and most impressively, fnatic in their run to the Grand Final. Meanwhile, Windigo (Bulgaria) took out Furious Gaming, MIBR, and G2 Esports.
While AGO won the first map (Inferno) of the Bo3 final, Windigo came back to win both Mirage and Dust II and ultimately become the WESG 2018 champions.
⭐️We are the TOP⭐️
🏆We are the winners! We are the best!!! We are the champions, my friend… what else to say? Many thanks to everyone, to the teamwork, to all our sponsors, fans, @WESGcom . All our victories and love belong to you💜#csgo #esports #WindigoGaming #WESG pic.twitter.com/xzFk4AK9Ci
— Windigo Gaming (@WindigoGG) March 17, 2019
Windigo took home a massive $500,000 prize for first place, while AGO Esports got $200,000 for second place. It’s huge money for teams hovering outside of the HLTV Top 25 and could bag them big opportunities to participate in future events.
WESG 2018 MVP – SHiPZ
With his team Windigo taking home the trophy, SHiPZ also gained the HLTV MVP Medal for his huge performances.
The HLTV x betway MVP award for WESG 2018 goes to the 18-year-old @SHiPZCSGO! pic.twitter.com/2Dgj4mALt0
— HLTV.org (@HLTVorg) March 17, 2019
At just 18 years old, this puts Georgi ‘SHiPZ’ Grigorov on the map as one of the top prospects in CS:GO. Taking home a portion of $500,000 is also a massive feat for such a young player.
Chances are, the Bulgarians will get more chances to prove themselves in the future. It’ll be interesting to see how they handle some of the world’s best teams in another Premier Event.