E-frag.net have announced the second edition of their global World Championships series with an increased prize purse of $150,000 for 2016.
The first edition of The World Championships saw E-frag.net expand beyond hosting European championships in CS:GO with competing national teams and announce a 16 team, $100,000 event which had its offline finals in Belgrade, Serbia.
The 2015 TWC Finals eventually saw two European teams make it into the grand final, with France reigning supreme over Poland with a 3-1 series victory and thereby taking home first place and a $50,000 cheque.
The official announcement for The World Championships 2016 promises a number of increases: an expansion in the number of teams playing in the regional qualifiers and an increase in the prize-pool to $150,000 (with $50,000 of that money going into travel support and accommodation).
One number which will not be expanding however is the number of teams who will qualify for the offline finals that will take place in Belgrade, Serbia from October 12-16. Eight teams will now qualify rather than sixteen, perhaps a reflection of the myriad of issues that kept teams such as China and Portugal from attending the 2015 finals.
There will be six continental qualifiers that will commence on April 2016 to determine attending countries, every region (North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Oceania) will have one spot aside from Europe who will be given three slots.
E-frag.net have created a brand new website for The World Championships which can be found here and this site is also where national team captains can begin their registration effective immediately (found at the bottom of the page).
More information, including qualifier dates and official national team captains, will be made available as it arises.
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Post edited 2016-02-22 19:08:55
OT: Nice one. Hope Sweden can send the best players this time and not just "friends".
Admins should ban these tards...
This tournament could be amazing but it seems that only France cares :\
-2 of those and put in GT and f0rest. But i guess that will never happend.
"World championship" only means that Navi, Faze and other international teams are not welcome.
There are no "teams" just mix of players from nations
Post edited 2016-02-22 19:22:23
How about getting rid of the hitbox contract so you can actually get good on air talent?
Gameshow just hosted a big tournament in terms of prize pool, but everything else was completely shit. Try to learn from other people's mistakes PLEASE as well as your own.
3rd world host, 3rd world brain. Can't expect much. Will be a shit event for sure.
Aside from their VOD system (which can only be played at 1080p) everything runs smooth
I guess its easier for them to host tournament in the capital city of their living state, than in some other state.
And finnaly, born state doesnt define someones IQ (brain).
Lets just say that Belgrade is one of the last capitals people would travel to in the whole of Europe for a CS GO event. To you, it might be a great location as you do not know better as you come from an even worse location than Belgrade/Serbia and that's an accomplishment.
Here's a fact for you, Belgrade is not a great location by any standards. If you disagree, please point out what makes Belgrade a great location compared to rest of Europe.
Here's my short summary from ESEC2014 finals in Serbia.
At the start I would like to thank organization of the tournament as they made their job in 100%. It's not so often met, that tournament hosts take care so much about players comfort. I hope that in future we will have a chance to visit Belgrad once again and be a part of the competition organized by the Electronic Frag team.
Even if Team-Poland haven't won the gold medal, we still feel pretty satisfied with our result, since the French national team was incredibly strong this year.
Atmosphere of the trip was really unique and it was very refreshable feeling. Each trip brings new experiences that are necessary for succes. I hope minise and innocent also had a good lesson, which they will use with their team in the future.
But the biggest applause I want to direct to fans from Belgrad, who showed us the real e-sports spirit cheering for both teams,
You guys rock!
Post edited 2016-02-22 20:33:32
You can like whatever you want, im not tourist agent to explain you anything. I just happen to know some things about this region better then you, since i saw them. Same as you know better Nordic region than i do.
Here's couple of facts for you:
Income and quality of life in this country are on a really low level compared to rest of Europe.
It is one of the most corrupted nations in the whole of Europe. The country faced a civil war 25 years ago and is still recovering from it.
Like what more do i have to say? Based on international research, Serbia isn't a good country and this is just a sad fact.
Read my #110 post.
Post edited 2016-02-22 20:49:30
Serbian army was included in this war, but war didnt happened in current Serbian territory. Si there is no need to recover anything in Serbia from that war. Most damage was done in world wars and nato bombing '99.
In my first comment i was writing about location, and incomes or living standard dont affect that at all. Belgrade is beautiful city with everything to offer in close range. Same as eg. Novi Sad. Not to mention that everything is cheap for West Europe standards (beer 0.5 is 1 euro).
If you cant or dont want to see that for yourself, you can easly google some opinions and impressions from foregin people that actually were in Serbia.
Who cares if there is more corruption in the country - that isn't in anyway associated with a CS:GO tournament. Neither does low-income have anything to do with being a great place to visit. Actually it is normal for people to visit lower income countries. For a CS tournament it will only make the costs of travel less, which is a good thing for a generally low-income group (CS fans in general).
The Sava Center is a fine location - not top modern, but still provides very good facilities.
"Based on international research" - try and find some relevant research instead then, but I guess you're too pigheaded to understand what the is.
Yes it is. Here's an example. Who would want to travel to a country where the police force won't do it's job? Who would want to travel to a country where your rights as a person are more likely to be infringed? Any educated person would understand how corruption could possibly affect your trip to this country.
> Neither does low-income have anything to do with being a great place to visit.
Just a logical fact here: The poorer place you visit, more likely you're going to get robbed or kidnapped as the people are desperate to get any extra money. I'm not saying this would happen in Serbia, but the risk of it happening definitely rises the less wealthy the people are in the country.
> Actually it is normal for people to visit lower income countries.
Obviously, but the risks are also higher. Crime and unemployment rates are often much higher in these poor countries. When people are desperate, poor and unemployed, crime rates will be higher and therefor, the risks of visiting the country will be higher as well.
> The Sava Center is a fine location - not top modern, but still provides very good facilities.
Yeah, really good facilities as they couldn't even get a good enough ddos protection so TWC was ddos'd constantly over tens of hours.
> try and find some relevant research instead then
Yeah if organizations like these do not provide "relevant research" then idk what will. You should be educated enough (as you're from Denmark) to understand what sources are more likely to provide reliable information.
I didn't see you writing all this shit when there was EPL Barcelona, though it is known that Spain has a very high unemployment rate and corruption.
The less wealthy they are, the more prone to steal? No, that isn't a fact. You use the right word though. The more desperate they are, the bigger the chances of them turning to stealing. Its a social-cultural thing - "not having what others have". But there are plenty of poor people out there in the world that wouldn't dream of robbing you.
The ddos protection has nothing to do with the facilities, but the only to do with the organizers and their set up. This is the only real argument you have or at least relevant enough to be considered and it has absolutely nothing to do with Serbia or Belgrade for that matter.
Yes I am educated enough to know that wikipedia isn't a reliable source of information.
That is not true. These risks ARE everywhere, but they're much smaller in really developed countries. Serbia ranks really badly among other European nations when it comes to quality of life, civil rights etc and that was the point.
> I didn't see you writing all this shit when there was EPL Barcelona
Because Spain ranks much better when it comes to corruption,quality of life and average income than Serbia. That is why.
> But there are plenty of poor people out there in the world that wouldn't dream of robbing
Obviously, but fact is that the less developed nation, the more crime there will be always. People have to rely on other ways of income when the government isn't serving the people as it should.
> Yes I am educated enough to know that wikipedia isn't a reliable source of information.
You do realize that the info written on wikipedia is always based on some kind of sources? Maybe you should read what the sources were for the article and THEN judge the piece you're reading.
Also, wikipedia is the most used encyclopedia in the world, people from all over the world constantly make sure it has unbiased information.
It is still not something you can rely on entirely, which is why it is banned as a source at most universities. The sources at wiki might be used though.
Nepal was for years a lower developed country with a crime rate almost down to zero and I could mention plenty of other nationalities where it is so. Less developed isn't, in itself, a reason behind higher crime rates. E.g. the bigger the scale between rich and poor in a country is a much larger part of higher crime rates (socio-cultural inequality).
Yes, i'm aware of this. The reason why it is banned as a source in some unis is because anyone can edit the information there. It is a good thing and a bad thing at the same time. But you should also look at the source the info is based on and then judge the information on wikipedia.
> E.g. the bigger the scale between rich and poor in a country is a much larger part of higher crime rates
Yeah, this is the case in most of the poor countries. Rich are getting richer and poor poorer, obviously there are some exceptions like you just mentioned but this is the common trend.
Why would Belgrade be bad for the tournament ?Maybe the tickets won't sell too good that's the only con I see.
Post edited 2016-02-22 21:08:55
And these are not relevant metrics when you're hosting a CS GO event. Also, you can't rank cities based on an opinion as you're doing here.
> u cant talking about place where u wasn't.
Yeah this just confirms you're another fact denying Serbian with poor education. I'm sorry, your country isn't in a good state by any metrics compared to rest of Europe. I can name just a couple metrics for you here:
Freedom of Speech
Quality of Life
Your metrics though:
Freedom of Speech
Quality of Life
Has absolutely nothing to do with a CS:GO tournament, which make you sound incredibly ridiculous.
That won't rise the quality or the production of the event AT ALL.
> Freedom of Speech
Quality of Life
Read #170. These are all metrics to judge how well a certain country is doing. The higher rank you manage to get on these metrics, the better your country's state will be.
The better your country is doing on civil rights= the better will your rights as visitor be protected. I do not understand how you can't see a clear connection here.
I can easily see your point, but it is very far fetched. Its minor issues based on something else you have built up against the event or the country. Your argumentation is none the less WAY off.
With your argumentation we should only hold events in northern Europe and countries like Japan, Canada and South Korea.
Yes, people that travel to the event will be affected by the country's state= All the players,casters and possible spectators.
Making sure your host country is in a good state, is step 1 for making sure the event will be a success.
> With your argumentation we should only hold events in northern Europe and countries like Japan, Canada and South Korea.
No, that is not the case at all. I'm ok with holding events in countries that are doing relatively well, like Poland. It doesn't have to be one of the premier nations of the world. But Serbia isn't doing even relatively well currently.
Serbia can't even get to EU because of their current state, meanwhile we have nations like Romania currently in EU.
Why don't you host an event in Finland if you are so "first world"?
So far every big event we've seen in a poor country, (Lithuania,Serbia,Belarus) has been really poorly organized compared to the prize pool of the tournament.
This leads only to 2 conclusions, either the host has failed every single time even with a lot of money in their disposal, OR the reason the tournaments have been a shit, is because they've been hosted in a really poor country. Next up is Croatia's turn to try to prove me wrong that poor countries can also host well organized tournaments (Counter Pit Season 2 Finals).
I do not want these events to fail, but the pattern is crystal clear, a big event hosted in a poor country hasn't been a good mix so far. I will be happy to be proven wrong one day.
Post edited 2016-02-23 09:26:28
They were the first to give the african continent a chance and our local scene has developed so much since then.
Let's hope this is going to be as awesome as last year.
Post edited 2016-02-22 19:41:49
I dont know why people dislike it, its just one weekender per year, where we see not the same lineups, but mixed ones. Nations can only take 3 per team, so Sweden could actually be for example JW, Olof, Krims, GTR, Forrest.
You look at 2015 and see 32 Fnatic wins.
But can you remember a single fnatic win?
But take France at TWC, I can remember a france TWC win.
Hopefully Denmark wil have that lineup, maybe xyp9x instead of someone.. but I bet it will consist of mostly dignitas/SK players in the end.
after the "who will get the knife round?"
the "who will knife happy in the back?"
I hope they will pay that money soon...
Post edited 2016-02-23 09:46:43
It's nice to his, how to nations are competing against each other :)