World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) in Chongqing, China comes to a close with an explosive final in CS:GO between the Polish AGO and the Bulgarian Windigo. The matchup went all the way to three maps before a winner was crowned and snatched a whopping $500,000.
Map one sent us to Inferno, map pick of AGO. Right off the bat, the Bulgarians went on an assault by grabbing the first five rounds on the terrorist side, following a phenomenal 1v3 clutch from Viktor “v1c7oR” Dyankov. AGO finally fixed their defense, and in fantastic fashion: They snatched eight rounds in a row on the back of an ace from Dominik “GruBy” Swiderski and Kacper “Kap3r” Słoma, getting a 3k twice.
The next half saw Windigo grab the pistol again as they would pull ahead with a 13-9 lead. Yet again, AGO took their time to compose, but it worked. Despite Georgi “SHiPZ” Grigorov battling for his team, AGO closed things out 16-14 and denied Windigo a map one upset.
Funnily enough, Mirage followed a much similar pattern to with the previous map. Windigo would right away begin domination on its ct-side, claiming eight straight rounds. The Polish side then managed to string five in their favor. Yet, the half-finished 10-5 for Windigo. They were looking confident in closing out the map going forward after SHiPZ took down three to grab the final round of the half.
The second half saw a much more confident-looking AGO, since its ct-side ended up being a tough nut for Windigo to crack. Slowly yet surely, AGO brought things back all the way to 14-12 on the back of GruBy’s fantastic performance. He just seemed to be at the right place at the right time at each crucial moment. Unfortunately for AGO, that wasn’t enough as Windigo recomposed itself and managed to close out the game 16-13. Perhaps a more prominent presence from Damian “Furlan” Kislowski would have turned the tides in AGO’s favor.
Both teams have a fairly good record on Dust2, with AGO having won the last two head-to-head matchups on this map. However, this time Windigo really shined.
AGO finally grabbed a pistol round, having lost the previous four. And yet that wasn’t enough to continue the streak as Windigo took the subsequent five rounds on their ct-side. The half generally continued to roll in the favor of the Bulgarians. Constant aggressive pushes often took the Polish side by surprise and ended up shattering their economy.
After a 10-5 half for Windigo, AGO yet again managed to win the pistol after Kep3r’s 3k, but they lost the subsequent round.
Windigo’s t-side would end up being just a formality. Kamen “bubble” Kostadinov had way too much fun, racking up 31 frags by the end. The Polish side struggled to hold its own as bomb plants weren’t even necessary for Windigo to win; it was mostly due to pure kills that got the Bulgarians the deciding map. The half ended with a 16-7 scoreline and Windigo winning this year’s WESG in China.
Perhaps the two most prominent players at AGO, Furlan and Grzegorz “SZPERO” Dziamałek, had very average performances and were perhaps missing when the team needed them most. Had they presented a more formidable form, maybe AGO would have had more success on at least the final map.
And so WESG comes to a close in China. Here are the final standings and prizes for CS:GO after today’s final matches:
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