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.