Info about World Ch'ships released

E-frag.net has released the qualifying information and the prize distribution for the World Championships 2015.

A total of 79 national teams will be competing in the first edition of the World Championship, which will kick off with regional tournaments leading up to the offline finals, scheduled for October 8-11 at Sava Centar, in Belgrade.

Sixteen teams will be duking it out in the Serbian capital for the lion's share of the $100,000 prize purse, with half of the participating teams coming from Europe. The remaining slots will be allocated to Asia (three), North America (two), Africa, Oceania and South America (one each).

The offline finals will see the 16 nations being split into four groups of four teams. After the end of the group stage, which will use a best-of-three GSL format, the top two sides from each group will advance to the single-elimination playoffs.

Below you can find the qualifying details of all regions:

  • Oceania: Two teams will play three best-of-three matches to determine who qualifies for the global finals.
  • Africa: Six teams will compete in a best-of-three round-robin group stage, with the winner qualifying for the offline event.
  • Asia: Fourteen teams will be drawn into four groups, two of them with four teams and two with three teams. The group winners will advance to a second group stage to determine the three nations who will qualify for the offline event.
  • North America: Three nations will face each other twice in a round-robin best-of-three stage. The top two will qualify.
  • South America: Nine teams will be drawn into three groups, with the winners progressing to a second group stage, from which the top team will secure a place in Belgrade. 
  • Europe: The qualifier will begin with a preliminary round with 18 teams. The nine winners will move on to round two, in which they will be joined by 15 other teams. The 12 winners will be joined by 12 seeded nations in a group stage featuring four groups of six teams. The top four teams from each group will move on to the Round of 16, which will determine the eight nations that will book places in Belgrade.

The $100,000 prize purse will be distributed between the top nations as follows:

1. $50,000
2. $25,000
3. $10,000
4. $5,000
5-8. $2,500

1. $50,000
2. $25,000
3. $10,000
4. $5,000
5-8. $2,500

Ty
2015-05-22 04:06
11 replies
hijacking, any info on whether the match throwing banned players can participate? any e-frag guys can elaborate on that? since it will help the ratings and lets face it, fuck valve. cuz canada is fucked currently. i mean to downgrade from steel to hades is like not good. another question for tarik since he sometimers lurks here, BB YOU GONNA PLAY FOR US? PLS.
2015-05-22 09:06
10 replies
Match throwers should never be allowed back. At least hades doesn't throw like a sissy girl.
2015-05-22 11:11
So far the ruleset doesn't allow VAC banned players to take part.
2015-05-22 11:18
3 replies
They aren't VAC banned, they are ESL and valve banned
2015-05-22 11:55
thanks for info availer <3
2015-05-25 01:08
1 reply
No problemo :)
2015-05-25 22:24
if iBP can play, i'll get so hyped NA to crush EU
2015-05-22 13:55
3 replies
They'd beat most, but probably make it no further than the semi-final, and possibly the final. Even if they made the final, they'd meet Sweden and get beat on bad. Fnatic was almost always their kryptonite.
2015-05-22 14:10
2 replies
#133
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Japan deibu
Don't kid yourself dude.... really, be realistic now.
2015-05-22 14:22
Well, I don't know about World Chs teams but they weren't a tier 1 team and all of the current tier 1 teams would beat them. Obviously upsets happen, I wouldn't be surprised if they beat Titan or such, but yeah.. iBP is still EU tier 2. And teams like G2, F3 or other stronger t2 teams would probably beat them too.
2015-05-22 16:25
rusty james hijacking a top comment surprise surprise
2015-05-24 00:44
hype
2015-05-22 04:07
Totally shipping it
2015-05-22 04:07
Ch'ships I lol'd
2015-05-22 04:08
2 replies
They have to keep the title on one line.
2015-05-22 07:22
1 reply
Ye Lurpiss is busy getting a VPN since he got DDOS'd because YOU CAN'T PROTECT YOURSELF LURPISS.
2015-06-02 07:12
n1!
2015-05-22 04:08
Asia Hype :V
2015-05-22 04:08
World Chocolate chips?
2015-05-22 04:09
1 reply
#97
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Ireland ninjaholic
World Chocolate Ships confirmed.
2015-05-22 10:48
southamerica really? We cant play together, i mean, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela have more than 200 ping in Brazilians servers, just Argentina Chile and Brazil can play in their servers, our routing is a shit..ggwp dreams
2015-05-22 04:09
12 replies
#53
tezay | 
Brazil tzy
in which servers do u guys play ?
2015-05-22 05:13
3 replies
we play NA servers, where we get 70-100 ping, meanwhile in Brazil or w/e we play in SA we have 180-200
2015-05-22 08:30
2 replies
Dafaq. Let me geuss it it becuase its hard to lay a line through amazon forest?
2015-05-22 13:42
1 reply
You might be on to something there.
2015-05-28 17:22
Valve or someone important said they were going to open some servers at Peru, but I haven't heard anything about it from while ago. Maybe they can open something in Colombia or Peru just for the tournament. I hope they figure it out.
2015-05-22 05:17
1 reply
so just make a server by yourself, easy
2015-05-22 10:27
SouthAmerica 1/9 teams, North America 2/3, Asia 3/14, Oceania 1/2... we have the 11% of chance of qualify, the lowest of the whole world... hahahahaa and then KeyD stars go to USA and rape them... SouthAmerican level is higher than NA rigth Now... and you still sous-estimer our region (TWC Staff i mean)
2015-05-22 07:53
5 replies
It's difficult to really say that the SA scene as a whole is bigger and more developed than the NA scene. I don't think there is a good argument for that. However, there is a possibility, depending on performances of teams that for future renditions these slots will change just like they do in other tournaments.
2015-05-22 11:22
2 replies
I think there is no problem with the number slots keeping in mind that this is the first time SA countries are called to participate. It will be a good first experience for everyone. Also, I agree that there is no real argument to say that SA scene is bigger or better than NA when there is no SA scene at all. Argentina and Brazil (maybe Colombia too) might have some local tournaments, but there is no SA scene as a whole thing. I mean, games like CS:GO are prohibited by the law in Venezuela!
2015-05-22 19:39
1 reply
Venezuela is the only place of southamerica that doesnt have LAN tournaments of CSGO, sir
2015-05-22 23:07
ez Canada ez USA USA
2015-05-22 12:32
SA cs is dead except for Brazil (and it's not that good in Brazil). Even in Chile and Argentina CS is dying (at pro level)...
2015-06-17 21:24
Let's host a world championships in the worst place lol.
2015-05-22 04:11
8 replies
FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar... better than that :D
2015-05-22 04:14
Why ? Belgrade is a pretty cool place.
2015-05-22 04:28
Ever been to Belgrade? It's a great city with lots to see and a shitload of places to go out at night.
2015-05-22 09:15
the theme fits, terrorists, war, killing, aks etc.
2015-05-22 10:28
2 replies
There is no Terrorists, war never been there.
2015-05-22 11:29
1 reply
I think you haven't seen Belgrade at all.
2015-05-22 10:51
Are you kidding me belgrade is awesome eastern eu city. Been there for football derby xD.
2015-05-22 13:45
#16
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Finland AxaFin
Europe won
2015-05-22 04:13
;o
2015-05-22 04:14
ez SA
2015-05-22 04:17
I love chocolate ships
2015-05-22 04:19
Asia hype boys
2015-05-22 04:20
So every country is making a super team? Still don't understand this.
2015-05-22 04:21
6 replies
1 reply
Thanks for clarifying it. I needed to know cause im giving a translate to the asian scene.
2015-05-22 04:29
Yeah, but there is some max from one team that can play to prevent f.e. Poland from sending whole VP.
2015-05-22 06:52
Yes but can't have more than 3 players that are originally from the same team.
2015-05-22 07:24
2 replies
so ex: 3 players from Navi + 2 players from f3. Like that?
2015-05-22 08:35
1 reply
yes
2015-05-22 08:56
2 Slots for SA?
2015-05-22 04:23
"North America: Three nations will face each other twice in a round-robin best-of-three stage. The top two will qualify." As far as I know North America is only US & Canada ? unless they count Mexico as North. Maybe Greenland has a sick CS team....
2015-05-22 04:23
10 replies
3 from NA. Mexico is part of NA for some odd reason.
2015-05-22 04:28
3 replies
That's not an odd reason, that's a geographical reason.
2015-05-22 04:39
2 replies
I know but they could have at least had a central american qualifier.
2015-05-22 04:45
1 reply
Why so? It's up to each country to gather their best line-up, then there are limited slots by continent, so each country face each other to get a slot. Nothing surprising about that.
2015-05-22 05:34
Why bother make this Lol, Mexico is gonna get raped, why not just qualify Canada and USA
2015-05-22 04:31
4 replies
#39
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Portugal dracø
They should do the same thing as in Oceania and give them only 1 slot tbh. 3 teams to 2 spots seem rather unbalanced considering the number of teams in Asia(14 to 3 spots) and SA (9 to 1 spot)
2015-05-22 04:33
1 reply
i agree with you 100%, the spots distributions is FAR for being FAIR.
2015-05-22 07:55
If they want to participate, that's their right. I'm pretty sure they don't have any false illusions, they just want to compete. It's like not letting small countries compete in the olympics because "they're not going to get any medal anyway": it doesn't make sense.
2015-05-22 04:43
lets see kid
2015-05-22 11:01
Mexico is part of NA, why wouldn't they give them a chance if they want to compete?
2015-05-22 04:40
Ok wtf is up with this threads title?
2015-05-22 04:27
1 reply
Newssh: Info about world ShShhhhhhips releasshed. Lookssh good to me.
2015-05-22 04:33
1 reply
The remaining slots will be allocated to Asia (three), North America (two),--------> Africa, Oceania and South America (one each).
2015-05-22 05:43
i don't see any info for africa
2015-05-22 04:31
3 replies
Who?
2015-05-22 04:34
2 replies
#100
f0rest | 
Algeria NS!
Africa -_-"
2015-05-22 11:01
1 reply
unles it was edited Africa: Six teams will compete in a best-of-three round-robin group stage, with the winner qualifying for the offline event.
2015-05-22 11:29
#41
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Vietnam yolesnoobs
ez for Vietnam
2015-05-22 04:34
2 replies
+1
2015-05-22 10:41
+2
2015-05-22 16:33
2 AU spots..... Its a start
2015-05-22 04:39
Sad that there's no African teams.
2015-05-22 04:44
2 replies
There is, HLTV simply forgot to include its info it will be one group of 6 where everyone will play everyone in bo3
2015-05-22 07:41
1 reply
Thanks for the information.
2015-05-22 08:19
EU qualifiers looked so good up until the final round of 16 :/
2015-05-22 04:47
50,000? how did greatfrag get this cash also how come 3 spots for asia but
2015-05-22 04:50
3 replies
Greatfrag? O.o
2015-05-22 10:04
2 replies
i was trying to edit it to efrag but hltv wouldnt let me lol
2015-05-22 16:18
1 reply
Lol xD
2015-05-22 16:32
50k... LAME. I win more money from iBP vs netcode kap
2015-05-22 04:57
Australia should be able to take this event with ease to be honest.
2015-05-22 05:04
canada + usa for na ez
2015-05-22 05:05
#57
tezay | 
Brazil tzy
in my opnion should have an spot for africa ..
2015-05-22 05:19
1 reply
There is
2015-05-22 07:44
Meanwhile in Dota 2... prize pool over 10 million USD
2015-05-22 05:21
1 reply
this is a mix team tournament lmao 100k is a lot
2015-05-22 13:31
gogo serbia best organisers
2015-05-22 05:34
MiRAA please check pmw which i sent you. Some imp info there :(
2015-05-22 06:16
#65
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Australia vamped
Why 3 Asian teams? Do they have 3 teams? Should be 1 Asia, 2 SA, 2 Oceania
2015-05-22 06:19
4 replies
#66
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Australia vamped
Cancel that just realised its nations, still should be SA 2 asia 2
2015-05-22 06:21
1 reply
someone with brain... exactly.
2015-05-22 08:06
Bcoz aus has got some chance to show their skills while asia has got many less chances :(
2015-05-22 09:14
1 reply
they should stop playing that cs online shit
2015-05-22 11:17
When are the actual qualifiers though??
2015-05-22 06:23
india? now 0-64 confirm gl china make asia proud
2015-05-22 07:08
Is this a Major?
2015-05-22 07:19
2 replies
No, this is the world championships, it's not the real line-ups who will be playing, because players can only represent their own country. Just like the world cup in football if you want a comparison.
2015-05-22 08:21
There are 3 majors in a year. And this aint one of them.
2015-05-22 08:39
didnt know europe has like 45 countries...
2015-05-22 08:33
2 replies
2015-05-22 09:58
1 reply
Japan with polish territory, no Poland. WTF is this list. xd
2015-05-22 11:16
It's ridiculous how NA with 3 nations gets 2 spots, and SA with 9 gets just one
2015-05-22 08:48
1 reply
I think brasil canada and usa deserve the spots doe. So it seems pretty fair to me.
2015-05-22 10:43
this gon b gud
2015-05-22 10:28
#101
f0rest | 
Algeria NS!
wtf guys Africa?.............
2015-05-22 11:02
2 replies
The remaining slots will be allocated to Asia (three), North America (two), Africa, Oceania and South America (one each).
2015-05-22 11:18
1 reply
#109
f0rest | 
Algeria NS!
yes but only 1 :/
2015-05-22 11:29
Easy win for Egypt. The best in SA will be focusing on ESWC.
2015-05-22 11:21
6 replies
#112
f0rest | 
Algeria NS!
(Egypt)-(The best in SA) i am not saying that they are low or something but how the fk do you know they are the best x) ?
2015-05-22 11:33
5 replies
Egypt will with the africa spot. While the Best in South Africa cant participate, and will focus on ESWC rather. And i dont know how good Egypt is but South Africa has huge talent.
2015-05-22 12:07
Fake flagger xD ALGERIA BEST
2015-05-22 12:17
3 replies
#118
f0rest | 
Algeria NS!
lol i am not but 1,2,3 viva l'Algérie ;)
2015-05-22 12:23
2 replies
haha you guys are lucky you wont face us ;)
2015-05-22 12:26
Sry wrong reply button , i was talking about crann 200% Egyptian xD
2015-05-26 20:03
good but in my opinion South America need one slot more
2015-05-22 12:13
#123
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Greece her-1g
US to surprise :D
2015-05-22 13:38
SKYRED ez gl asia
2015-05-22 13:41
#130
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Argentina ECSBOX
Another info for brazilians, chileans, and argentinians, BR vs CHL will gonna be played in AR AR vs CHL will gona be played in BR AR vs BR will gonna be played in CHL it's just a rumor nothing is confirmed
2015-05-22 14:04
I have no idea what the scene in Asia is like, but Oceania likely Australia, Brazil for SA, USA and Canada for NA, Algeria (?) for Africa, and Sweden, France, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Norway, Denmark, and... Turkey? To the final 8: Sweden, France, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Norway, USA, Australia To final 4: Sweden, France, Poland, ... probably Ukraine. Final: Sweden, Poland (?)
2015-05-22 14:19
1 reply
#151
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Argentina ECSBOX
USA seriously?
2015-05-25 02:00
1 spot for other continents and give the rest to European teams, 16-0 isn't fun to watch
2015-05-22 16:33
4 replies
#152
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Argentina ECSBOX
You never watched to an African playing
2015-05-25 02:00
3 replies
Maybe because they aren't at the level it would make any sense to watch them. I can watch Master Guardians MM games at GOTV
2015-06-02 06:59
2 replies
#159
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Argentina ECSBOX
Oh, do you think EU>Rest of the World? You should think again. I'm pretty sure that South Africa is better than Finland Or USA is better than Scottish Or Brazil is better than switzerland Or China is better than Spain Or Argentina is better than Russia Or Chile is better than Portugal I never watcher csgo teams of other countries, so I can't tell you more
2015-06-02 15:01
1 reply
Comparing single countries isn't relevant at all man, we're talking about continents here. Europe, North America, Africa... You know continents? Finland didn't get any spots, Europe did. EU>Rest of the World Also Russia>Argentina Finland>South Africa Portugal>Chile
2015-06-03 05:11
cool
2015-05-22 16:46
post to edit
2015-05-22 17:13
anyone knows starts of EU qualification? link/date.. tyvm
2015-05-22 20:43
Here we go TEAM Philippines :)
2015-05-23 15:26
are there even 14 countries in asia that have a cs playerbase
2015-05-25 01:00
World Championships info released Would be a better title.
2015-05-26 20:05
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