ESWC 2013 viewer's guide
The Electronic Sports World Cup is just around the corner, and with the French qualifier on the run, we present you our viewer's guide for the event held at Porte de Versailles.
The event's organizers have met with complaints about the new overtime rules and only days in advance, they decided to partially change the rules, which means no ties in a best-of-three.
Sixteen teams have been drawn into four groups with Joona "natu" Leppänen's ENCE eSports replacing Frost Gaming, who were not able to cover the whole trip to Paris.
ESWC France is on the run with VeryGames and Clan-Mystik through, although they will play a best-of-three at 16:30 for the seeds in the main tournament.
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|ENCE eSports||C3 Gaming||ATE Gaming||ETERNiTY|
The prize distribution looks as follows:
The main tournament is scheduled to start tomorrow at 09:30. The first two days are reserved for the standard format best-of-one group stage, while most of the best-of-three playoffs will be played out on Saturday with the grand final on Sunday morning.
Two stage matches from Group C will be played tomorrow, which are noted in the schedule below:
Thursday, October 31st
|09:30||ENCE eSports||vs. fm!TOXiC|
|10:30||AGENT.no||vs. ENCE eSports|
|11:30||NiP||vs. ENCE eSports|
|11:30||fnatic||vs. Astana Dragons (Stage)|
|14:30||France #1||vs. C3 Gaming|
|14:30||Copenhagen Wolves||vs. k1ck|
|15:30||France #1||vs. k1ck|
|15:30||C3 Gaming||vs. Copenhagen Wolves|
|16:30||France #1||vs. Copenhagen Wolves|
|16:30||k1ck||vs. C3 Gaming|
|17:45||Astana Dragons||vs. ALTERNATE (Stage)|
Friday, November 1st
|09:30||ATE Gaming||vs. ALTERNATE|
|10:30||Astana Dragons||vs. ATE Gaming|
|11:30||fnatic||vs. ATE Gaming|
|14:30||France #2||vs. LGB eSports|
|15:30||compLexity||vs. LGB eSports|
|15:30||ETERNiTY||vs. France #2|
|16:30||compLexity||vs. France #2|
|16:30||LGB eSports||vs. ETERNiTY|
Saturday, November 2nd
|16:30||3rd place decider|
Sunday, November 3rd
|09:30||Grand final (main stage)|
Stay tuned to HLTV.org as we will bring you full coverage of the event held at Paris Games Week.