The StarCraft II portion of the 2018 World Electronic Sports Games Grand Finals is set to kick off on March 11th with the group stage of the tournament. Forty-eight players from around the world (4 invited + 38 from regional qualifiers) will participate in a round robin group stage (Mar 11-12), with sixteen players moving onto the single-elimination playoffs (Mar 13-17). A total of $240,000 USD in prize money is on the line, with the champion winning $150,000.
Last year's WESG champion Maru will defend his title against some of the best players in the world, including 2018 BlizzCon champion Serral, as well as Korean countrymen INnoVation and Dark.
The StarCraft II matches will be streamed on Twitch.TV/wesg_sc2 and Twitch.tv/wesg_main, with the first group stage matches beginning at Monday, Mar 11 5:00am GMT (GMT+00:00).
*Yes, this is the official title, even though the Grand Finals are played in March of 2019.