Electronic Sports World Cup

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Sport eSports
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Founded 2003
Country France
Continent Europe

The ESWC (Electronic Sports World Convention) (formerly known as Electronic Sports World Cup) is an international professional gaming championship. Every year, winners of national qualifier events around the world earn the right to represent their country in the ESWC Finals. The event has been praised for its organisation and ability to put on a good show for spectators.[citation needed]

The first Electronic Sports World Cup was held in 2003 with a total of 358 participants from 37 countries and a prize purse of €150.000.[1] To participate in the tournament, competitors had to place in their country's national qualifier.[2] By 2006, the event had grown to 547 qualified participants from 53 countries and had a prize purse of $400,000 US.[3] The event also featured the first competition with a game specifically made for it: TrackMania Nations.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "ES World Cup 2003". cyberfight.org. 7 September 2003. Archived from the original on 2012-11-25. Retrieved 8 Jul 2013. 
  2. ^ "Electronic Sports World Cup". Eswc.Com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-10. Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  3. ^ Phil Elliott (5 Jul 2006). "Electronic Sports World Cup hands out $400,000". GameSpot. Retrieved 8 Jul 2013. [permanent dead link]