UK Players Head To China For WESG

WESG kicks-off in Chongqing, China this Thursday and will host tournaments in CSGO, Dota 2, Hearthstone, PES, StarCraft and Vainglory. We will be taking a look at the two players from the UK will compete at the tournament.

Joshua “RiSky” Hayward will feature in the StarCraft II tournament which starts on Monday.  RiSky, a Zerg player, frequently competes at international offline events including the recent IEM Katowice. A familiar name in the UK StarCraft II scene; he has been victorious in seven of the last eight Epic.LAN tournaments.

RiSky is in Group D and will face last year’s WESG runner-up Park “Dark” Ryung Woo, who is considered one of the top players in Korea. The group also contains two of the best talents outside of Korea, Polish superstar Mikołaj “Elazer” Ogonowski and Taiwanese youngster Ke “Has” Yu Feng.

Jack “DeadDraw” Bancroft, a Hearthstone player with TeamViral, begins his campaign on Thursday. DeadDraw, a relative newcomer to the HearthStone circuit, qualified for the Chinese event after beating veteran James “Greensheep” Luo in the UK qualifier.

DeadDraw will play in the challenging Group B. He will have to overcome former WESG champion Euneil “Staz” Javiñas from the Philippines and former WCA champion Vladislav “SilverName” Sinotov from Russia to advance to the knock-out stage.

Both UK players face stiff competition in the group stages but have a unique opportunity to taste their mettle against some of the best players their scenes have to offer.

WESG begins this week and will conclude next Sunday with a day of finals, including the finals of the Hearthstone and StarCraft II tournaments.