Astana Dragons win ESWC Ukraine

Astana Dragons have qualified for ESWC 2013 after defeating KerchNET 2-0 (16-7 de_nuke_se, 16-6 de_mirage_ce) in the grand final of the Ukrainian qualifier.

ESWC Ukraine was held yesterday in ASUS CyberZone in Kiev. Astana Dragons and KerchNET were the obvious favourites from the start, as the ESWC 2010 champions Natus Vincere chose not to participate.

Both of the favourites have won their respective groups and easily got past the quarter-final. In the semi-final, Astana Dragons ruled out Lan Dodgers, while KerchNET bested Faith to make it an expected grand final.

There, Sergey "Fox" Stolyarov's new team could not match his former teammates from Astana Dragons, who won the ESWC slot without a paid trip after two comfortable maps.

6th October 2013

With the addition of Astana Dragons, the participants list for ESWC 2013 is:

 NiP  compLexity
 C3 Gaming  ATE Gaming
 France  France
 fm.TOXiC  Frost Gaming
 Berzerk  Cph Wolves
 Norway  k1ck
 fnatic  Sweden
 Astana Dragons 

There are still four qualifiers left to be played before October 30th, when ESWC 2013 will start during Paris Games Week with $25,000 up for grabs.

AdreN so stronk
2013-10-07 02:03
GOGOGO ADiki! <3
2013-10-07 02:03
The name Astana Dragons seems so fancy, but not their game lol, hopefully they destroy NiP ths time
2013-10-07 02:06
2013-10-07 02:10
2013-10-07 02:21
6 replies
They will take part in the Swedish qualifier next weekend
2013-10-07 02:23
5 replies
Any info about the libyian qualifier?
2013-10-07 02:38
4 replies
Nope, we don't know anything about that one
2013-10-07 02:33
2 replies
hm wondering if it will be held at all
2013-10-07 02:38
You should do an article about the Norwegian qualifier. Check out the blog here on hltv for results and such.
2013-10-07 05:08
oh thnx :D
2013-10-07 03:25
Need more SK & LGB
2013-10-07 02:38
need more France
2013-10-07 02:40
Argentina atriX^
Instead of having Libyan teams that are pretty much unknown for the scene wouldn't it be better to have more spots for the stronger nations? Na`Vi not attending? There is just one more qualifier for sweden. So 2 teams of n!faculty, SK and LGB won't attend either... Party Daddlers have shown some good stuff as well. No ESC either???
2013-10-07 02:45
2 replies
Party Daddlers lost in the german qualifier versus Berzerk. I don't see a reason why they would deserve a slot. :p
2013-10-07 02:47
meant to be a 'world cup' event. Personally i like a few tournaments giving more countries a fair go. Plenty of other ones for the stronger teams :)
2013-10-07 10:03
needs more fins
2013-10-07 02:57
What was the reason for NaVi not attending?
2013-10-07 03:23
Party dadlers, ESC, SK Gaming, n!faculty, LGB, AWESOME, NaVi and some finns (xD) ... And it would be SUCH a tournament!
2013-10-07 03:49
4 replies
party daddlers lost vs Berzerk during their qualifiers (EPS Finals IIRC)... they don't deserve a slot.
2013-10-07 07:12
3 replies
They lost, yeah.. My point is just that a tournament like ESWC could easily have a tournament with 32 different teams, which (in my opinion) could be so awesome.. Then its up for discussion if that Manu teams would have the necessary Economy to go.. Maybe not yet, but as CS:GO tournament prizes gets higher and higher, I think we'll see more big organisations join the scene soon.. And WCG can't ignore CS:GO forever, so it'll probably get back on their schedule within 2 years time... .... But that's just a theory;p
2013-10-07 08:27
They could suprise you =)
2013-10-07 10:06
But they deserve more of a slot than c3, ate and whomever represents libya.
2013-10-07 13:09
The Norwegian qualifier was already played.
2013-10-07 03:50
Where's NAVI ?
2013-10-07 06:47
4 replies
"Natus Vincere chose not to participate."
2013-10-07 07:14
1 reply
I'm so dumb, thank you!
2013-10-07 16:32
Hiding strats for DHW13
2013-10-07 08:49
1 reply
Hiding strats for dhs 2020
2013-10-07 18:08
2013-10-07 10:29
Who are Bezerk?
2013-10-07 11:10
2 replies
2013-10-07 12:09
Former Alternate attax !
2013-10-07 12:20 qualified for the norwegian spot yesterday. They beat Horses of Lars in the final. GL AD
2013-10-07 12:07
if people want a better tournament dont just talk about the libyan team, if you want honestly a competitive tournament alot of teams should be removed. - Frost Gaming - C3 Gaming - Libya - FM.Toxic +SK +LGB +Na'Vi +fnatic +ESC
2013-10-07 12:55
have Libya qual, but not have Russia qual... WTF?!
2013-10-07 15:14
Norway spot is takennnn Striker ??
2013-10-07 17:38
I don't get why you people keep asking for certain teams to get direct invites. Its a World cup, everyone who wants to hold a qualifier can do so. So don't blame eswc org for not having ESC there, blame the polish tourney organizers
2013-10-07 18:13
2013-10-08 07:56
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