The official game roster for WCG 2019 Xi’an has been released
The annual World Cyber Games (WCG) is always a hot topic within the esports community, and this year’s event is no exception.
They’ve recently announced the official game roster for 2019’s tournament at Xi’an, China, comprising Hearthstone, Warcraft III: Frozen Throne, Clash Royale, Honor of Kings, Dota 2, and Crossfire. Personally, I’m a little surprised there isn’t a battle royale showcase on the list!
The registration window for the national preliminaries is already open, so interested teams can apply via the official WCG website.
For Asia-Pacific, the first round of qualifiers is due to start at the end of March. In subsequent weeks, those will be followed by qualifiers for the American and European regions, concluding with the Chinese qualifier.
Do take note that only the APAC, American, and European preliminaries will be conducted via the Battlefy platform. Meanwhile, the Chinese preliminaries will be carried out using Garena instead.
Qualifying teams will progress to the regional championships held in South Korea, USA, Greece, and China. Following that, the final 144 players will then move up to the main WCG 2019 event in Xi’an. Held at the Qujiang New District from 18-21 July, it will also feature several invitational matches to spice things up.
The game announcements are just the tip of the iceberg, though. WCG will also showcase some of its other components soon, such as the WCG Esports conference, New Horizons, and Festival. Stay tuned!