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5 Things to Know About the World Series of Video Games 2015 Happening This Week!

09:30 AM October 05, 2015

This year’s installment of the World Series of Video Games (WSVG) is happening this week. Here’s what you need to know.

1. The Event

First found in 2006, the event had ran two season until 2007. Unfortunately, the event have to be cancelled while halfway into the said season. Reasons cited were that revenue from the previous events were not enough to sustain the league.

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2. The Location

Bandos Maldives - the WSVG 2015 event location.

Bandos Maldives – the WSVG 2015 event location. Image from WSVG.

The first two seasons happened all over the world, events are conducted in the United States, Sweden and China.

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This time, it will all happen in one place, in the world renowned destination – Maldives.

Bandos Maldives is the official resort partner of the WSVG. Boasting its lagoons, vegetation and pearl white beaches, the players will be sure to calm their nerves for the upcoming games.

3. The Players

The Philippines have Caviar “EnDerr Acampado and Ryan “Ozzywcg” Tan to represent the country for Starcraft 2 and Hearthstone respectively.

EnDerr qualified after winning the recently held qualifiers last eSF Cebu 2015. Ozzywcg on the other hand also competed for the Hearthstone qualifiers but lost to eventual champion Alvin “adiK” Cambaya. Unfortunately, adiK did not have enough time to accomplish his documentary requirements hence Ozzywcg will play instead on his spot being the fellow grand finalist.

4. The Games

This year, the official eSport titles for WSVG 2015 are the following.

  • Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • FIFA15
  • Age of Empires 2: The Conquerors

5. The Prize Pool

WSVG 2015 will give away a total of $100,000 (Php 4.5 million~) in  grand final prizes and $2 million (Php 90 million~) in giveaways.

 

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The games will be streamed live through their twitch channel here with the schedule to be found here.

Banner from WSVG.
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