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Sverok has published more information about the ~$55,000 Svenska e-sportcupen, including the nationality restriction and prize distributions.
Most importantly, the tournament organized in co-operation with Fragbite will require all players to either have a Swedish citizenship or reside in Sweden in order to participate.
This rule is similar to ESL's for their Pro Series, with a major difference being that not only do you need the majority of the team to match it, but everyone, meaning you can't have a single player who doesn't at least reside in Sweden.
While many will view this as a negative due to NiP's dominance in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, it's likely going to boost the Swedish scene which hasn't yet seen the depth it had in Counter-Strike 1.6.
Sverok has also announced the prize distribution for CS:GO at the three final events, which all have equal prize purses, leading up to the year's grand final at Scandinavium in Gothenburg:
|Finals #1, #2 & #3||Grand final|
|1. 30,000 SEK (~$4,700)||1. 150,000 SEK (~$23,400)|
|2. 10,000 SEK (~$1,560)||2. 50,000 SEK (~$7,800)|
|3. 5,000 SEK (~$780)||3. 25,000 SEK (~$3,900)|
The first online qualifier for Final #1 will begin already this Friday and with a prize purse of over $55,000 up for grabs, the likes of NiP and Lemondogs will likely clash in the future. HLTV.org will keep you up-to-date with the most interesting matches.
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Post edited 2013-03-05 18:51:33
Maybe Epsilon can give us a good fight if they practice a lot
retarded.. no reason to even watch this shit.
and how do you think this is even compareable, just look at the prizes.
you can't disagree that an international tournament would benefit whole esports better.
and stop coming up with german teams, who cares?
since you are swedish your only reason to reply was me saying something "bad" regarding a swedish based tourney anyway. i laugh, people like you never die out.
the only reason i replied to you is because youre a hypocrite. yes the prizes are bigger in e-sportscupen, but that has got nothing to do with anything.
would it have been ok for you if first prize was like 5k €? its still about the nationality restrictions.
germany has had their esl cups and leagues for MANY YEARS. sweden has had nothing like this, so if anything its fair for swedish teams
Post edited 2013-03-05 20:12:48
What ESL did for World's esport is unspeakable. Especialy for Counter Strike community. Now, when CS 1.6 is dead, and his successor isn't such popular it's req more involvement from everyone. Everybody understand this. ESL, ESEA, SLTV or smaller project like fnatic leauge or IEM Katowice GO tournament. 10,000 euros on Mad Catz was enough to draw in top teams from whole Europe. Everybody helps as can, but not Svenska. And i'm wondering what is their motto here: "F^ck the Europe. F^ck the World. It's our money! You can't get it"
The situation is more strange for me that the world's ranking looks now like that:
Nip > Nothing > Couple team from Europ > next top swedish team. So competition isn't interesting. Not at all.
The difference is that in the case of ESL, it's a commercial entity, and in the case of Sverok, it's a swedish non-profit organisation whose sole purpose is to promote gaming and esports within Sweden. The fact that they, with the help of sponsors and government aid, can put up decent prize sums, compared to a rinky-dink shady outfit like ESL is just icing on the cake.
You act like you're entitled to the money, when in fact you're not, and neither are ESC or Na'Vi or any other foreign team. This is to promote the growth of esports in Sweden, and to secure a talent pool for the future. If you want something with those kinds of prize sums in Poland, fucking organise it yourself instead of jealously demanding that others give it to you.
The goal of Sverok is to run a Swedish Championship, to encourage the growth of e-sport in Sweden, to increase the pool of talent, and to keep Sweden competitive in esports in the future(It's not just about CS, it's about other esports too). In light of that, having foreign teams competing is counter-productive, and an ACTUAL waste.
In terms of CS, it's aimed at not only having the best single team, but to actually become the best nation in CSGO, like we were in CS1.6(And no, just having one single top team doesn't make you a top nation. Top nation is achieved when you have multiple teams all capable of top-level competition, such that you can put up a national squad, without having to stack it with members from a single team)
SO MUCH MONEY ONLY FOR NIP WHY WHY WHY?
Time to show what jW and company got :D
Only swedish teams is going to be boring :(
I wan't to see anexis, curse etc.. Playing versus aL, epsilon and NiP :d
however it is high motivation for other sweden teams to step up
Post edited 2013-03-05 15:12:31
To bad it's not international but I guess it can be interesting anyway.
I love Sverok, not only that they let us have these cups, but also because they are involved with the biggest communities in Sweden and helps them grow.
Post edited 2013-03-05 20:01:20