It might seem a little confusing given that we’re already days in 2018, but the registrations for the 2017 World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) regional qualifiers for Africa have opened.

Teams in both Southern and Northern Africa are invited to register for StarCraft II, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Hearthstone now with the online qualifiers scheduled to start on 18 January 2018.

Up for grabs in the qualifiers (per title) is a total of $10,000 split equally between Southern and Northern Africa – yes, that means there is $5,000 up for grabs per title per region. The good news is that the winning doesn’t stop there as the qualifying teams or players (one per title per region) will then play in the LAN World Finals in China for their share of $5,500,000.

The full schedule for the African Qualifiers are as follows:

  • 18 – 21 January: CS:GO and Hearthstone Southern African Qualifiers
  • 25 – 28 January: Dota 2 and StarCraft 2 Southern African Qualifiers
  • 1 – 4 February: Dota 2 and Hearthstone Northern African Qualifiers
  • 8-11 February: CS:GO and StarCraft 2 Northern African Qualifiers

The African qualifiers (or the Southern portion at least) are being operated by Mettlestate, but all registrations are being handled here. Interested participants should note that the registrations close 16 January for the Southern region and 30 January for the Northern region.