ESEC 2014 participants list

July 15th, 2014 02:01

Registration for Electronic Sports European Championship 2014 has been concluded, resulting in 41 countries looking to participate in this year's battle of the nations.

ESEC 2013 saw Denmark triumph over France 3-1 at the LAN Finals, while Sweden and Kazakhstan finished in 3rd-4th places. The start of the new season once again organized by is slowly closing in, and the signup phase is now finished.

Who will lift the trophy this year?

Three new countries will be represented compared to last year - Faroe Islands, Malta and Cyprus, while Switzerland, Luxembourg, Armenia and Andorra have not registered this time.

The usual suspects are all there, Sweden, Denmark, France, Germany, Poland and Russia, some with new captains, some with their old ones.

For instance Sweden will this year be led by fnatic's Markus "pronax" Wallsten, as Richard "Xizt" Landström didn't take on the responsibility again, while Denmark and France will see Jacob "Pimp" Winneche and Titan's manager Jérôme "NiaK" Sudries, respectively, reprise their roles that led their countries to the LAN Finals.

Here is the full list of participating countries and their captains:

Denmark Denmark (Pimp) France France (NiaK)
Sweden Sweden (pronax) Poland Poland (Neo)
Russia Russia (hooch) Ukraine Ukraine (s1mple)
Germany Germany (nooky) Spain Spain (MusambaN1)
Netherlands Netherlands (chrisJ)
Norway Norway (vEndetta)
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan (rafa)
Finland Finland (allu)
Serbia Serbia (k1Ng0r)
United Kingdom United Kingdom (weber)
Portugal Portugal (fox) Belgium Belgium (Ex6TenZ)
Slovakia Slovakia (GuardiaN) Hungary Hungary (FLASH)
Estonia Estonia (nuga) Romania Romania (CRAZY)
Czech Republic Czech Republic (KAPARZO) Italy Italy (kIMERA)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina (NiKolinho) Bulgaria Bulgaria (spyleadeR)
Turkey Turkey (marqnue) Austria Austria (FLH)
Greece Greece (tsack) Belarus Belarus (Flex)
Ireland Ireland (NeiL_M) Croatia Croatia (anakintm)
Latvia Latvia (blody) Lithuania Lithuania (drg)
Macedonia Macedonia (kalaN) Israel Israel (fracsteR)
Montenegro Montenegro (ZEEERYX) Slovenia Slovenia (n1nnx)
Iceland Iceland (kruzer) Moldova Moldova (JUMPERJkE)
Malta Malta (sixOku) Faroe Islands Faroe Islands (wreckz)
Cyprus Cyprus (Inso)  

The captains now have a little over two weeks, until July 30th, to determine their 10-man rosters which we will keep you posted about one country at a time, as well as all other relevant info about the European Championship 2014.

Serbia  iAN 
good luck everybody
2014-07-15 02:02
Do the captains have to play?
2014-07-15 02:43
Serbia  iAN 
Not really but in most cases they will act as a players also, as almost everybody will call-up 9 players and leave 10th slot for himself.
2014-07-15 02:47
2014-07-15 02:01
Wonder which mousepads they'll give this year
2014-07-15 02:01
2014-07-15 02:31
Sry murican but this is tourney for something ur nation doesnt know and its called prestige...
2014-07-15 03:29
Funny how many lowbrows this flag attracts... Very eloquent comment btw.
2014-07-15 04:25
Its not all about the money. If you dont like this,dont hate,just ignore. ;)
2014-07-15 08:45
Did you mean to reply to somebody else? I'm confused by your comment.
2014-07-15 12:21
I think everyone's over-sizing my 'hate'. I like watching this tournament a lot, I was just poking fun at last year's prize pool, and if players are willing to play then my opinion is absolutely irrelevant.
2014-07-15 14:46
Change the flag you little piece of shit.
2014-07-15 08:28
fuck off shitbag
2014-07-15 14:52
somebody's a grumpy gus
2014-07-15 21:21
american pretending to be japanese by using the wrong flag, lol, then making self-loathing comments, lolol.
2014-07-15 19:26
Who told you im american lel?
2014-07-15 20:17
nicely said bro
2014-07-16 00:41
EU>NA, deal with it
2014-07-15 09:21
In what way? If you're referring to CS, all of your European teams were recently beaten and sent home at ESEA LAN by Americans.
2014-07-15 12:22
Denmark fyhn 
Sure, all the European teams were there.
2014-07-15 13:09
Your #1 and #2 teams in NiP and Virtus Pro. The point is, USA is competitive. This isn't the beginning of 2013 anymore. If you want to live in the past, be my guest.
2014-07-15 19:05
whats wrong with mouse pads? its online tourney. finas played in capial city of serbia belgrade. 1st place gets around 2000 euros + mousepads+ headsets + other shits, + for all finlist who travel to belgrade are all paid by the organisation, hotel etc.. you have no clue, its actually a pretty good tournament ,set up by an organisation from serbia, where people get monthly salary at around 300 euro. guess your dad doesnt mind giving you 300 euros just to buy some expensive shoes, while people in serbia needs to live with that for a month. fucking stupid shithead
2014-07-15 09:53
You think the prize money comes from donations from struggling-to-survive Serbians? Last year they came from cooler master, the fact that is situated in Serbia has literally nothing to do with the prize pool. The prize pool last year wasn't terrible, but there were several teams who played several matches and all but two ended up with nothing. It's more like an exhibition-style tournament which you can do on the side, but even so, with all the effort the players are going through the prize pool was somewhat underwhelming. 300 Euros is decent in developing countries, but hardly to University students with GTX 770's and 200$ peripherals, and I highly doubt anyone other than DK/Swe/France will end up taking the top 2. It's ridiculous to bring up income of a completely different class. You couldn't justify a $10000 tournament for tennis even though it's an 'astronomical salary in Southern India'. It's relative, and this tournament last year seemed to be fairly unrewarding in relation to the amount of work the players seemed to have gone through when compared with other tournaments. I apologize if my comment offended anyone, but be realistic before going on sanctimonious tangents.
2014-07-15 14:39
no it doesnt come from donations of struggling-to-survive Serbians. nobody said that, i said that 2'000 is a decent price for a country where salary is 300 euro. they are organising the tournaments ONLINE, its played online, for fun and people are competiting to show which country is the best. while 2000 first place + second place + 10 time headset+ 10 times mousepads + 10 times other computer stuff. 10 or more airplane tickets, which are not cheap + hotel stay AND THAT IS NOT CHEAP, all that from an organisation which cooler master is sponsoring. what you think the cooler master does? yeah, they help with some stuff, but they ofc dont pay everything. while the E FRAG organisation is standing there alone, puting money out of their pocket, just so that some dude on hltv makes fun of them. yeah, congratz men. i asumme when you see a homeless guy ou dont even give him a quarter since you are a greedy ass mofo probably.
2014-07-15 14:52
I hate your opinion, not because im a Serb but because you expect only top countries to host such tourneys. This prize pool is decent giving where it is hosted and giving the fact that most countries host big tournaments in big arenas and that the sponsors would give a big buck for that kind of marketing. Last year they let free passes in, so you could see the pros in action which was awesome, the scene here is still young since not so many people bother to play video games, they are occupied with their jobs since you have to work here rely hard and be paid under the standard. On the other hand the whole trip for them is free so why is it so bad to visit a country play some cs and maybe take some money/gear/experience with you back home ? Try to be supportive, you just hate too much, people are giving all they can to make this happen in the best way possible and to attract more sponsors to help out. Don't be the hater.
2014-07-15 15:52
The only thing I'd said was that the prize pool was low in comparison to others, and that's not an opinion.
2014-07-15 16:22
Well you state that the prize pool is low thus it being your opinion, furthermore you make it sound like it's so low.
2014-07-15 20:09
Finland ludiMacak 
2014-08-14 13:29
2014-07-15 13:05
mason | 
World PRQN 
2014-07-15 02:02
2014-07-15 02:04
GL !
2014-07-15 02:05
2014-07-15 02:39
2014-07-15 12:50
AZK | 
United States Dood 
Lots of good players, I can't wait to see the teams
2014-07-15 02:05
2014-07-15 02:06
Turkey (cLy)
2014-07-15 02:07
Germany maRkyBEAST 
you dont have to worry, its a lan tournament
2014-07-15 07:11
No it isnt. Only the last phas is.
2014-07-15 09:53
I think cLy wont play in this tournament he is living in germany and other turkish team players don't like him after the cheat and VAC things.
2014-07-15 12:50
nediyon lan sen degisik
2014-07-15 14:23
this is international site moruk :D diyorum ki bizimkiler sövüyodu tsden cly a zaten :D
2014-07-15 23:52
2014-07-15 02:08
Not enough players I would assume.
2014-07-15 04:27
we'll be independent in time for ESEC 2015
2014-07-15 04:43
Norway toap 
looking forward to see the norwegian squad.
2014-07-15 02:09
Sweden (pronax) LMAO
2014-07-15 02:10
will hopefully go better than last year
2014-07-15 02:17
but they did good , its cause i think if this time xizt take the igl they would win , but well we need to see it , cause you know , i think xizt best igl in swe , schneider <3
2014-07-15 02:21
they did shit last year
2014-07-15 11:24
pronax > xizt as an IGL. If you look closely, NiP don't use supercool tacs or whatever. They rely on high individual skills, good communication & strong teamwork. That's why it's so hard for some teams to play against them & on the other hand some teams are always causing troubles for them (e.g. HellRaisers).
2014-07-15 15:50
Surely Xizt would be a better fit to lead a mix of high skilled swedish players rather than pronax then?
2014-07-15 18:03
JUMPERJkE to carry Moldova :D
2014-07-15 02:13
2014-07-15 03:29
gl fox you will need it!
2014-07-15 02:15
Right then.
2014-07-15 02:15
2014-07-15 02:18
gl boiiii
2014-07-15 03:35
go on me son
2014-07-15 04:45
2014-07-15 02:15
Should be easy for the Danes, but GO UK!
2014-07-15 02:16
Gl montenegro
2014-07-15 02:17
maybe 1 day we will see csgo world championship..
2014-07-15 02:18
oh SWI
2014-07-15 02:22
no Andorra, why ? joke ? ... a chance for little country please ? ..
2014-07-15 02:22
while Switzerland, Luxembourg, Armenia and Andorra have not registered this time. have not registered this time. have not registered
2014-07-15 04:28
Andorra did registered ... no news of admins ;)
2014-07-15 13:49
They dont even have 10 S players
2014-07-15 10:08
Andorra did registered ... no news of admins ;)
2014-07-15 13:50
2014-07-15 11:21
Andorra did registered ... no news of admins ;)
2014-07-15 13:50
2014-07-15 02:24
JUMPERJkE hueheueheu xD -s1mple +archbb toostronk
2014-07-15 02:27
2014-07-15 20:50
adaugama steam am ceva de vb. majesticgl
2014-07-16 11:37
United States mah9 
why niak...
2014-07-15 02:27
Cause he can pick out ppl the best :) and probably have the best contact with all players
2014-07-15 02:44
If he's the coach that doesn't mean he will play. :)
2014-07-15 09:22
Europe midi 
NiaK will make a show out of french qualis' once again?
2014-07-15 02:45
Israel will lose 16-0 to any of the teams listed
2014-07-15 02:47
but if you play israel top 5 ez!!!! imagine: you soloc350 botyaron dibil kirilikbarsik ez top 3 +zendelele as stand-in
2014-07-15 14:02
Best israeli player is Idanzie
2014-07-15 14:29
Best vertigo player is BATISTUTA9
2014-07-15 14:38
We are both speaking the truth :)
2014-07-15 14:43
actually he got vacbanned and ESEA banned and he's just a vertigo "pro" cunt =D
2014-07-15 21:52
Serbia <3 :)
2014-07-15 02:51
but if you play israel top 5 ez!!!! imagine: you soloc350 botyaron dibil kirilikbarsik ez top 3
2014-07-15 14:00
nice reply
2014-07-15 14:39
2014-07-15 02:52
Dang i wanted to register my Swiss Team: Luck.Shötz but i didnt heard about that god damn :(
2014-07-15 03:01
Is pimp gay? I wanna marry him
2014-07-15 03:03
United Kingdom smoggy:. 
gl uk, bring home the trophy!
2014-07-15 03:09
2014-07-15 16:45
Brazil hugoooo 
Damn, this is so 2003... great memories
2014-07-15 03:09
2014-07-15 06:44
I dont get this, what is this?
2014-07-15 03:12
Nations palying CS world cup :3
2014-07-15 03:51
GO romania:DD
2014-07-15 03:17
Poland - Sweden Final.
2014-07-15 03:22
I would say it will be Swe vs France but who knows
2014-07-15 05:13
No US team?
2014-07-15 03:34
dude really ? read the name of the tournament again.. Electronic sports EUROPEAN championship.. did you get it now? :D :)
2014-07-15 03:42
Australia anxy 
Then why is Israel and Kazakhstan allowed?
2014-07-15 06:43
I don't know why Israel, but Kazakhstan has a part of its territory in Europe.
2014-07-15 07:21
Israel is also participating in Eurovision, European Basketball, maybe even more
2014-07-15 09:50
israel isnt techinically in europe. but on sports for example we play in the baskest ball and football european league. and more. so i guess thats the reason. but israel teams ping is gonna be 70-100
2014-07-15 10:32
Kazakhstan I have no idea, but Israel is an honorary European country, because they are civilized.
2014-07-15 10:39
Poland jakbu 
12% of KZ is in Europe.
2014-07-15 11:42
not really.. it's just because many Asian-arab countries banned Israel from their competitions/leagues
2014-07-20 04:58
>.> I get it now lmao
2014-07-19 23:37
Finland (KRNG) pls
2014-07-15 03:36
I'll play for malta. sign me up!
2014-07-15 03:40
2014-07-15 03:42
You WON'T be picked EDiot.
2014-07-20 04:17
LC, prb, hoyland, centryz, ensa
2014-07-15 03:47
2014-07-15 04:10
GR8 B8 M8 I R8 8/8.
2014-07-15 04:29
United Kingdom jMz86 
2014-07-15 11:01
2014-07-15 04:27
switzerland not here why?
2014-07-15 04:50
Poland jakbu 
Three new countries will be represented compared to last year - Faroe Islands, Malta and Cyprus, while Switzerland, Luxembourg, Armenia and Andorra have not registered this time.
2014-07-15 11:43
Denmark lolzbananabe 
dignitas+cph wolves -fetish +smF or someone like that
2014-07-15 05:26
Good luck
2014-07-15 05:43
needs more aus
2014-07-15 05:54
s1mple for ukraine??? Where is Zeus?
2014-07-15 06:19
United Kingdom jMz86 
Mount Olympus!
2014-07-15 11:03
Gl to all nations
2014-07-15 06:40
NiaK will play? Or just a captain who's role is to watch to team playing?
2014-07-15 07:01
Prob only captain
2014-07-15 11:45
Israel in Europe? Am I on crack? LOL You should add Tunisia then, we're 40 miles away from Europe. Kappa
2014-07-15 07:06
Indeed. If jews are there, why isnt Tunisia there? I mean you're complete dogshit in CS, maybe u dont even have players but its the fact
2014-07-15 07:09
Actually, I'm a decent player but comparing me to swedish pros I'm horse shit +1 :'(
2014-07-15 07:20
I dont want to insult your country, but I played on ESL Versus with a lot of tunisians and they were really bad, but yes comparing to Sweden - everyone is kinda horse shit :D
2014-07-15 07:33
They are for a number of sport events, since they obviously can't play with their neighbours...
2014-07-15 08:25
israel isnt techinically in europe but in every other sport it competes against europeans. i guess if israel compete you should too. what would be your ping? for israeli players it would be 70-100
2014-07-15 10:33
My ping in European severs is 40-50 so.. It's not about the ping, and obviously it was a joke but some people are taking it seriously.
2014-07-15 16:44
Israel participates in numerous european events. Love these discussions everytime, this is like the 5th time (that I remember) that Israel takes part in clanbase / esec and is covered on this site, and actually in the past managed to beat teams like germany and UK and even reach a respectable top 8 finish one time. Unfortunately though the israeli community is at it's rock bottom these days so i'd be pretty suprised if they manage to do good, but who knows anything can happen in CS =).
2014-07-15 10:40
they probably dont have large community. i know other games with large israel community
2014-07-15 12:48
Well I was referring to the competitive cs community, been going downhill past few years and the transition to csgo didn't really help the situation. There are good individuals here that can compete skill wise with the best but unfortunately due to the state the community is in it would be a suprise if the group that represents us in this tournament would be able to do some upsets like a few years back.
2014-07-15 16:31
Europe midi 
Same talks last year, orgs are dumb or smth.
2014-07-15 14:16
You just take every chance you have to shit on israel it's starting to look pathetic
2014-07-15 14:25
It was a joke, calm your tits.
2014-07-15 16:43
finland ez
2014-07-15 08:21
jOLEZ pls...
2014-07-15 09:19
Wasn't MetaL supposed to be the Belgium captain ? I think that he's more fitted for this role since he knows almost every Belgians players. Well, seems logic to get Ex6TenZ as a captain, he's really good etc.. but he mostly knows French and International players.. Well, we'll see, hope that Belgium will be able to deal something out! :D
2014-07-15 08:27
Are you sure Ex6TenZ knows little of the Belgian scene?
2014-07-15 11:54
sweden capt pronax ? france capt niaK ? dafuQ o.O
2014-07-15 08:46
2014-07-15 11:25
k1mera ftw!!
2014-07-15 09:01
United Kingdom AlywOw 
auddzh, intrm, kruzer, ofvirkur, syi - pls
2014-07-15 09:07
Latvia Senotajs 
Good luck Latvia!!
2014-07-15 09:10
swag | 
Latvia `DinGo 
2014-07-15 09:56
Who's blody? :D
2014-07-15 10:04
Ukraine (s1mple) made my day
2014-07-15 09:14
Sweden (pronax) made my day [2]
2014-07-15 10:42
bulgaria <3
2014-07-15 09:16
One team from Scandinavia will win again. :)
2014-07-15 09:48
gogo iceland
2014-07-15 09:56
gogo finland
2014-07-15 10:53
Shox, KennyS, APex, Kioshima, NBK >>>
2014-07-15 11:04
if the prize pool is low they might not go to the finals
2014-07-15 17:46
Good Luck
2014-07-15 11:17
Virtus Pro + Michu : )
2014-07-15 11:26
Sweden can have 3 perfect teams: Delpan, f0rest, GeT_RiGhT, Xizt, Fifflaren, pronax, schneider, JW, olofmeister, eksem, SKYTTEN, emilio, MODDII, twist, pyth, kRiMZ. Definitely they are CS:GO Nation. *_*
2014-07-15 12:03
+ friberg
2014-07-15 14:46
yes, i forgot.
2014-07-15 22:22
UK: RattlesnK, Hughsy, hudzG, weber, RE1EASE DEN: Pimp, Nico, cajunb, device, dupreeh SWE: pronax, GeT_RiGhT, f0rest, olofm, twist GER: nooky, Troubley, kRYSTAL, zonixx, tabseN FRA: shox, apEX, kennyS, Happy, NBK
2014-07-15 12:15
sweden france final
2014-07-15 12:17
Majestik to Portugal or riot!
2014-07-15 12:28
Czech Republic THE_WILLY 
Why UK, why not give Wales and Scottland a chance?
2014-07-15 12:46
Scottland yard?
2014-07-15 12:52
suNny | 
Finland m1skaa 
gl allu
2014-07-15 12:56
Ukraine (s1mple) Kazakhstan (rafa) Russia (hooch) thats a joke? :D Lineup for Russia = Dosia,seized,hooch,kibaken,WorldEdit Lineup for Ukraine = s1mple,markeloff,kucher,ANGE1,Edward,starix Lineup for Germany = nooky,KRAEUTERHUMPEN,Troubley,kRYSTAL,mnL Lineup for Sweden = pronax,olofmeister,GeT_RiGhT,f0rest,friberg
2014-07-15 13:15
Ukraine OP with 6 man lineup
2014-07-15 13:36
What about Guardian?? Sick player..
2014-07-15 13:48
Nice try :D
2014-07-15 14:35
Denmark will win 100%
2014-07-15 14:13
gl NL
2014-07-15 14:33
2014-07-15 14:39
2014-07-15 14:39
Faroe Island to win gg
2014-07-15 14:40
i will be playing for faroe islands with my 4 good friends, myself i have 2400 hours of csgo and my mates have a high number aswell. We normally only play Matchmaking for fun. But we can be serious. Im just telling you, you might see an upset here. We have never been to any serious lan event, and no one knows our playstyle or anything. So keep joking mate.
2014-07-15 18:01
What is your rank in MM ?
2014-07-15 23:41
you live in faroe island?
2014-07-29 13:30
fuck yes, malta confirmed electricity users! didn't know there was even a scene there
2014-07-15 15:57
no v3d1m4k no party
2014-07-15 17:21
Spain thinkii 
2014-07-15 19:33
nice! just want to have some fuun! go faroeisland
2014-07-15 18:35
No good countries. :/
2014-07-15 19:23
Butthurt American is butthurt :/
2014-07-15 20:45
GO TURKEY (Salih "Marqnue" ONARAN) GO!...
2014-07-15 20:15
Denmark = Dignitas. confirmed.
2014-07-15 22:23
Slovakia : GuardiaN Styko Zero Barb1 uno EZ
2014-07-22 00:19
faroe islands to take 1st Kappa
2014-07-29 13:21
Latvian scene is so deaded , im surprised actually that they attend.
2014-07-29 13:42
gl all )
2014-08-01 02:07
when it start?
2014-08-05 00:17
onlineJ on fire
2014-08-05 00:18
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