World eSports Masters 2012
posted by , 1 year agoGaming in Asia is getting bigger every day and there is a new tournament coming up in the next month. The World eSports Masters 2012 were announced and will take place from October 23rd till the 28th, in Hangzhou, China.
The World eSports Masters (WEM) are one of Asia's longest running eSports competitions. They started back in 2005 with an event called World eSports Games (WEG) in South Korea. After staying there for three seasons, they were moved to Hangzhou, China and after some time got renamed to The World eSports Masters. Every event is special in some way and WEM is known for being very player friendly, always treating them well and making sure that all of them can compete in a good environment. This year the tradition will for sure continue and we can expect a great show. WEM is making sure that all the players who participate in the event will be picked up at the airport, provided with training facilities and have their accommodation taken care of. There will be a League of Legends and a Starcraft 2 tournament held at the event, both providing a huge prize pool.
League of Legends Prizes:
WEM is making sure that every player in the event is getting at least some prize money.
Different to most of the western events, they are expanding the time schedule to stretch over several days, rather than limiting it to a single weekend only.
|October 23rd||Press Conference|
|October 24th||Welcome Banquet|
|October 25th||Groups by drawing|
|October 26th-28th||Regulation Games|
|October 28th||Award & Closing Ceremony + Appreciation Banquet|
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