Electronic Sports World Cup

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The Electronic Sports World Cup is an international professional gaming championship. Every year winners of national qualifier event around the world earn the right to represent their country in the ESWC Finals. The event has won a lot of praise for its organisation and ability to put on a good show for spectators.

The ESWC was originally created by a French company called Ligarena who previously hosted smaller LAN events in France under the name of LAN Arena. In 2003, Ligarena decided to do something on a larger scale and the ESWC was born. In 2005, Ligarena became Games-Services. In 2009, ESWC is bought by another French company called Games-Solution who became the owner of the brand. In 2012, Oxent, an agency specialised in electronic sports, have acquired the ESWC.[1]

The grand finals and masters of ESWC have had a total prize purse of 1,721,000 € from 2003 till 2010.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

Overview[edit]

The first Electronic Sports World Cup event was held in 2003 with a total of 358 participants from 37 countries and a prize purse of €150.000.[11] To participate in the tournament competitors must place in their country's national qualifier.[12] By 2006 the event had grown to 547 qualified participants from 53 countries and a prize purse of $400,000.[13] The event also featured the first competition with a game specifically made for it: TrackMania Nations.

ESWC 2003[edit]

The 2003 ESWC saw around 150,000 players narrowed down to just 358 players from 37 different countries who would attend the finals at the Futuroscope near Poitiers in France. The total prize fund for the event was €156,000.

2003 Gold Silver Bronze 4th
Counter-Strike[14] Sweden [9] United States zEx Sweden SK Gaming* France GoodGame
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos[15] Sweden Alborz "HeMaN" Haidarian Sweden Fredrik "MaDFroG" Johansson France Antoine "FaTC" Zadri France Yoan "ToD" Merlo
Unreal Tournament 2003[16] Germany Christian "GitzZz" Hoeck Sweden Björn "zulg" Sunesson United States Jonathan "Fatal1ty" Wendell Netherlands Marcel "$ol-Blade" Clanbase
Quake 3[15] Russia Anton "Cooller" Singov United States John "ZeRo4" Hill Russia Alexey "LeXeR" Nesterov Sweden Pelle "fazz" Söderman
Counter-Strike Female[17] Germany SK Gaming Sweden Femina Bellica Denmark Denmark Girls France To Hell Angels
  • SK Gaming representing Sweden in the Counter-Strike competition

ESWC 2004[edit]

The 2004 finals were once again held at the Futuroscope, roughly 400 finalists from 41 countries attended to compete for a €210,000 prize purse.[18]

2004 Gold Silver Bronze 4th
Counter-Strike[19] Denmark Titans Sweden spiXel Russia Virtus.pro United States The Stomping Grounds
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne[20] South Korea Dae Hui "FoV" Cho Sweden Fredrik "MaDFroG" Johansson Sweden Alborz "HeMaN" Haidarian South Korea Jung Hee "Sweet" Chun
Unreal Tournament 2004[21] Germany Maurice "BurningDeath" Engelhardt Germany Christian "GitzZz" Hoeck Netherlands Laurens "Lauke" Pluijmakers Italy Nicola "Forrest" Geretti
Quake 3[22] Sweden Sweden United States United States Russia Russia Belarus Belarus
Counter-Strike Female[23] Denmark Team all 4 one Brazil Ladies.AMD China New4|eibo Sweden Les Seules
Pro Evolution Soccer 3[24] France Samad "Samsam" Baism Germany Marcel "Xside" Waulke China Chen Zhiliang China Wang Zaoxing
Painkiller[25] Netherlands Sander "Vo0" Kaasjager Italy Alessandro "Stermy" Avallone Germany Michael "Dr.Moerser" Froese United States Jonathan "Fatal1ty" Wendell

ESWC 2005[edit]

In 2005 the venue was moved to a larger place: The Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. The total prize payout was again raised this time to 300,000 euros.

2005 Gold Silver Bronze 4th
Counter-Strike[26] United States compLexity Denmark SK Gaming* Germany Mousesports South Korea Lunatic-hai
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne[27] Netherlands Manuel "Grubby" Schenkhuizen Russia Andrey "Deadman" Sobolev South Korea Seo Woo "ReiGn" Kang China Li "Sky" Xiaofeng
Unreal Tournament 2004[28] France Michael "winz" Bignet Austria Markus "Falcon" Holzer Netherlands Laurens "Lauke" Pluijmakers Italy Michele "DevilMC" Esposito
Quake 3[29] Russia Anton "Cooller" Singov United States Paul "czm" Nelson Sweden Magnus "fojji" Olsson United States Jason "socrates" Sylka
Counter-Strike Female[30] United States Girls Got Game Brazil Ladies.AMD Spain x6tence.AMD France Beat off The Best
Pro Evolution Soccer 4[24] Saudi Arabia Badr "ArabianJoker" Hakeem Martinique Mike "Mike" Moreton Spain Raúl "Legre" Alegre China "Zhao_Hang"
Gran Turismo 4[31] France Pierre "Snake" Lenoire France Thibault "Carter" Lacombe France Arnaud "Lucky" Lacombe France Jean-Philippe "Phenicks" Lacombe
  • SK-Gaming's Danish squad

ESWC 2006[edit]

The event took place at Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy and the total payout this time was around 300,000 euros.

2006 Gold Silver Bronze 4th
Counter-Strike[32] Brazil Made in Brazil Sweden fnatic Germany aTTaX United States Team 3D
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne[33] South Korea Jae Wook "Lucifer" Noh Croatia Ivica "Zeus[19]" Markovic China Xiaofeng "Sky" Li Bulgaria Zdravko "Insomnia" Georgiev
Quake 4[34] France Michael "winz" Bignet Belarus Alexey "Cypher" Yanushevsky Netherlands Ivo "Forever" Lindhout Russia Anton "Cooller" Singov
Counter-Strike Female[35] France Beat off the Best Sweden Les Seules China Hacker Victory Germany SK Gaming*
Pro Evolution Soccer 5[36] France Bruce "Spank" Grannec France Moustafa "Myto" Menadi Belgium Yasin "Jinxy" Koroglu China Song "Song" Xianzhi
Gran Turismo 4[37] France Pierre "Snake" Lenoire France Thibault "Carter" Lacombe France Arnaud "Lucky" Lacombe Australia Daniel "Holl01" Holland
Trackmania Nations[38] France Dorian "Carl" Vallet Austria Manuel "Baiy000r" Baier Germany Pascal "gaLLo" Jäger France Adrien "Dridrione" Auxent
  • SK Gaming representing USA in Counter-Strike female

ESWC 2007[edit]

The ESWC 2007 took place at Paris expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, from July 5 to July 8. There was a complete expo for this event, called "Mondial du Gaming".

Games featured were Counter-Strike, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, Quake 4, Counter-Strike Female, Pro Evolution Soccer 6 and Trackmania Nations.

750 finalists attended from 51 countries which competed for a prize purse of USD $180,000.[6]

2007 Gold Silver Bronze 4th
Counter-Strike[32] Poland PGS.PokerStrategy.com Denmark Team NoA Sweden fnatic * Brazil Made in Brazil
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne[33] South Korea Lee Sung "SoJu" Duk Norway Olav "Creolophus" Undheim Netherlands Manuel "Grubby" Schenkhuizen South Korea Jun "Lyn" Park
Quake 4[34] Poland Maciej "av3k" Krzykowski Russia Anton "Cooller" Singov France Michael "winz" Bignet Sweden Mikael "PURRI" Tarvainen
Counter-Strike Female[35] United States SK Gaming ** China EHONOR France Be The Best Sweden Unfinished
Pro Evolution Soccer 6[36] Germany Sven "S-Butcher" Wehmeier France Bruce "Spank" Grannec Germany Mike "El Matador" Linden Portugal Almeida "Bubaloo" Jorge
Trackmania Nations[38] Netherlands Freek "XenoGear" Molema France Dorian "Carl" Vallet France Simon "Lign" Ferreira France Charles "selrahc37" Devillard

ESWC 2008[edit]

The 2008 Electronic Sports World Cup took place in San Jose, California, USA,[39] from August 25 to August 27 during the bigger NVISION 08 event, moving the tournament away from France for the first time. The disciplines announced were Counter-Strike (open and female), Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, Trackmania Nations Forever, Defense of the Ancients and Quake 3.[40] Pro Evolution Soccer was not included because the global Konami authority hasn't given its support to the competition.[41] The prize purse was around 200,000 USD.

2008[42] Gold Silver Bronze 4th
Counter-Strike Poland PGS.MYM [43] South Korea eSTRO Sweden fnatic Germany Mousesports
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne South Korea Du-Seop "WhO" Chang China Li "Sky" Xiaofeng China Zhuo "TeD" Zeng South Korea Seo Woo "ReiGn" Kang
Quake 3 Belarus Alexey "Cypher" Yanushevsky Germany Marcel 'K1llsen' Paul United States Shane "Rapha" Hendrixson China Fan "Jibo" Zhibo
Counter-Strike Female United States SK Gaming France emuLate China EHonor Sweden MeetYourMakers
Trackmania Nations Sweden Kalle "Frostbeule" Moertlund Videkull Netherlands Freek "XenoGear" Molema France Simon "Lign" Ferreira France Dorian "Carl" Vallet
Defense of the Ancients Singapore Zenith Malaysia KingSurf Denmark MeetYourMakers United States Evil Geniuses

Masters of Paris[edit]

Paris wasn't abandoned for the ESWC. In place of the ESWC, there was the Masters of Paris, during the Mondial du Gaming from July 4 to July 6 and took place at the Palais omnisports de Paris-Bercy. The same disciplines took place during this Masters offered additional qualificative slots for ESWC Grand Final in San Jose. All winners won a slot to participate in the ESWC Grand Final and hotel accommodation for San Jose, free of charge.

2008 Masters of Paris[44] Gold Silver Bronze 4th
Counter-Strike Denmark Mortal Teamwork Sweden fnatic Germany Mousesports Finland Roccat
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne South Korea Jae Ho "Moon" Jang China Li "Sky" Xiaofeng France Yoan "ToD" Merlo South Korea Du-Seop "WhO" Chang
Quake 3 Belarus Alexey "Cypher" Yanushevsky Sweden Magnus "fox" Olsson Poland Maciej "av3k" Krzykowski China Fan "Jibo" Zhibo
Counter-Strike Female Sweden Les Seules United States SK Gaming France Emulate Russia forZe
Trackmania Nations France Simon "Lign" Ferreira Netherlands Freek "XenoGear" Molema Sweden Kalle "Frostbeule" Mörtlund Videkull Portugal Pedro "Moriah" Barbosa
Defense of the Ancients Sweden SK Gaming Romania The Elder Gods Denmark MeetYourMakers United States Evil Geniuses

Masters of Athens[edit]

Masters of Athens have been announced as well from October 17 to October 18 during the Athens Digital Week. Disciplines featured will be Quake III and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the tournament will have a $30.000 prize purse and the champions will qualify for ESWC 2009.

2008 Masters of Athens Gold Silver Bronze 4th
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne South Korea June "Lyn" Park South Korea Jae Ho "Moon" Jang France Yoan "ToD" Merlo South Korea Du-Seop "WhO" Chang
Quake 3 United States Shane "Rapha" Hendrixson Sweden Sebastian "Spart1e" Siira Poland Maciej "av3k" Krzykowski Belarus Alexey "Cypher" Yanushevsky

ESWC 2009[edit]

Masters of Cheonan[edit]

2009 Masters of Cheonan[45] Gold Silver Bronze 4th
Counter-Strike Sweden fnatic Sweden SK-Gaming Germany Mousesports Norway Alchemists
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Spain Pedro "LucifroN" Moreno Durán South Korea June "Lyn" Park China Weiliang "Fly100%" Lu Russia Dmitriy "Happy" Kostin
StarCraft: Brood War United States Gregory "IdrA" Fields Ukraine Oleksii "White-Ra" Krupnik South Korea Ji-Soo "ToSsGirL" Seo China Minglu "Super" Zhang
Special Force South Korea ITBANK Razer South Korea eSTRO South Korea ITBANK teenager Razer China END
FIFA Online 2 South Korea Kim Jung-Min South Korea Lee Woo-Young South Korea Yang Jin-Mo

ESWC 2010[edit]

The results of the 2010 Electronic Sports World Cup which took place at Disneyland Paris featuring a €213,500 prize purse {Game Solution(or DIP-Organisation) took over the ESWC At 2010}.[46]

2010 Gold Silver Bronze 4th
Counter-Strike Ukraine Natus Vincere Sweden SK Gaming Denmark mortal Team work Poland Frag eXecutors
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne South Korea June "Lyn" Park South Korea Jae Ho "Moon" Jang South Korea Sung sik "ReMinD" Kim Russia Happy
Quake Live United States Rapha Poland av3k Russia Anton "Cooller" Singov United States Dahang
Counter-Strike Female United States SK Gaming Sweden fnatic France Millenium Germany Mousesports
TrackMania Norway Bergie Portugal Moria France YoYo France Carl
Defense of the Ancients China EHOME Russia DTS Denmark MeetYourMakers United States Nirvana
FIFA 2010 France Astank Brazil Pires Mexico Andrei Portugal Quinzas
Need for Speed: Shift Netherlands Steffan Germany Husky Germany Sliver Poland lecho
Super Street Fighter IV United States Jwong United States Marn France Luffy South Korea Sun Woo "Infiltration" Lee
Guitar Hero 5 France Banobi Brazil CNB.Luckysonic United States vVv Smokyprogg South Korea kyu hwan "TeamTest" Han

ESWC 2011[edit]

The finals for the 2011 season took place in Paris, France from October 21 to October 25.[47] The event marked the transitional replacement and additions of several cornerstone tournament titles. This included the replacement of Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne with StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty,[48] as well as the replacement of Defense of the Ancients with Dota 2.[49] Additionally, this marked the first and only year in which Counter-Strike: Source was present, as well as the last year that Counter-Strike 1.6, which was the main attraction of the tournament for many years and the last remaining game that was featured in the inaugural ESWC event, would be in the line-up.[50]

2011 Gold Silver Bronze 4th
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty France Ilyes "Stephano" Satouri Poland Grzegorz "MaNa" Komincz South Korea Jung-Hoon "MarineKing" Lee Netherlands Manuel "Grubby" Schenkhuizen
Counter-Strike Sweden SK Gaming Ukraine Natus Vincere Germany Mousesports Poland AGAiN
Counter-Strike Female United States UBINITED France Millenium Russia Moscow Five Brazil Gamerhouse
Counter-Strike: Source France Team VeryGames Denmark CKRAS Gaming United States CheckSix Gaming Canada Team Dynamic
TrackMania Forever Slovakia Erik "hakkiJunior" Leštach Slovakia Marek "tween" Pacher France Yoann "YoYo" Cook Netherlands Tim "Spam" Lunenburg
Dota 2 Ukraine Natus Vincere China EHOME Serbia GamersLeague Denmark monkeybusiness
FIFA 11 France Adrien "Aquino" Viaud Spain Rafael "Ralfitita" Riobó Sánchez Portugal Francisco "Quinzas" Cruz Netherlands Koen "k0entj92" Weijland

ESWC 2012[edit]

2012 Gold Silver Bronze 4th
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Poland Grzegorz "MaNa" Komincz South Korea Park "fOrGG" Ji Soo France Ilyes "Stephano" Satouri France Grégory "NeOAnGeL" Ferte
Dota 2 Ukraine Natus Vincere United States Team Dignitas France Shiba Gaming France Imaginary Gaming
ShootManiaStorm France Colwn Netherlands Eclypsia Germany GamersLeague France 287
TrackMania Nations Forever Netherlands Tim "Spam" Lunenburg Slovakia Marek "Tween" Pacher Canada Carl-Antoni "CarlJr" Cloutier France Adrien "Ned" Le Berre
FIFA 13 France Bruce "Spank" Grannec Romania Ovidiu "Ovvy" Patrascu France Julien "Juliianooo" Dassonville Saudi Arabia Abdulaziz "Alshehri" Alshehri
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 South Korea Bae "Knee" Jae Min South Korea Park "Nin" Hyun Kyu Indonesia Leonard "lion art" Y.H United Kingdom Eze "StarScream" Izundu
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas France Team VeryGames United States Area 51 Germany n!faculty
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Girls United States UBINITED Germany Team ALTERNATE United Kingdom Reason Gaming France Imaginary Gaming
TrackMania 2: Canyon Finland Kasperi "klovni" Aaltonen Germany Florian "oNio" Roschu France Ludovic "Ludo" Marquet France Côme "Cocow" Marquet

ESWC 2013[edit]

Results
Gold Silver Bronze 4th
Call of Duty: Black Ops II United States compLexity France Millenium United Kingdom Epsilon United Kingdom Infused
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive France Clan-Mystik France VeryGames Ukraine Astana Dragons Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (women) Sweden Druidz Germany Alternate France Mistral Gaming United States Ubinited
Dota 2 Russia Team Empire United States Evil Geniuses France Sigma.int Sweden 4FC
FIFA 14 France Vinch Russia Ufenok77 Sweden BorasLegend Netherlands azzurra
ShootMania Storm France aAa Sweden Lemondogs France Pyro|Gen Sweden Fnatic
TrackMania 2: Stadium Canada Carl Jr. Germany TaLa Netherlands Koenz Norway Bergie

ESWC 2014[edit]

Medal Tally[edit]

Throughout the ESWC finals the medal tally looks as followed (as of ESWC 2010):

# Countries Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 France France 13 8 13 34
2  United States 9 6 6 21
3  South Korea 9 6 3 18
4  Sweden 8 13 6 27
5  Germany 4 4 8 16
6  Netherlands 4 1 4 9
7  Poland 4 2 2 8
8  Denmark 3 3 5 11
9  Russia 2 3 5 10
10  Ukraine 2 2 0 4
11  Belarus 2 1 0 3
12  China 1 4 7 12
13  Brazil 1 4 0 5
14  Spain 1 1 2 4
15  Slovakia 1 2 0 3
16  Norway 1 1 0 2
17  Indonesia 0 0 1 1
18  Singapore 1 0 0 1
19  Austria 0 2 0 2
20  Portugal 0 1 1 2
21  Italy 0 1 0 1
22  Croatia 0 1 0 1
23  Malaysia 0 1 0 1
24  Romania 0 1 0 1
25  Belgium 0 0 1 1
26  Mexico 0 0 1 1
27  Serbia 0 0 1 1

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