ESWC 2016 with $75,000 prize pool

ESWC 2016's mixed Counter-Strike tournament will have $75,000 on offer, the event's organisers have announced.

This means that the prize purse has been kept the same when compared to last year's Montreal event, which saw Natus Vincere take home the title after beating Cloud9 in the grand final.

Thirty-two teams from all over the world will compete in ESWC 2016's mixed Counter-Strike tournament, taking place from October 27-31 as part of the Paris Games Week video game trade fair.


ESWC will once again pay out $75,000 

Participating teams will be determined either by wildcard invites or through qualifiers, held nationally and regionally. South Africa, Bulgaria, Portugal, France and Iran are the first countries with national qualifiers confirmed, with more due to be revealed shortly.

Below you can find information about the first regional qualifiers announced by ESWC, which will be hosted by CEVO:

  • Western Europe - Registration link
    Countries authorized: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Malta, San Marino, Andorra, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Italy
  • East & South Europe - Registration link
    Countries authorized: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Kosovo, Northern Cyprus, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Turkey
  • Scandinavia - Registration link
    Countries authorized: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Island, Faroe Islands

In order to participate in these qualifiers, teams need to have a majority of players from the region or country where the tournaments are held.

Teams can apply for a wildcard invite to ESWC by registering here. According to the event's organisers, invitees will be selected based on "achievements and motivation".

Bravado Gaming are the first team confirmed for ESWC's mixed tournament after winning the South African qualifier, which took place last month in Cape Town.

#14
EAZY | 
Czech Republic k9fEinW0W 
yyyy
2016-08-19 00:24
you wanted to say $750,000?
2016-08-19 00:39
#61
EAZY | 
Czech Republic k9fEinW0W 
No i just wanted to say something so i could be the first who commentated. I was 14. FeelsBadMan Now im second. Thanks mr admins
2016-08-19 00:48
I'm not talking to you.
2016-08-19 01:02
#83
EAZY | 
Czech Republic k9fEinW0W 
Then dont reply to my post, ruski brain.
2016-08-19 01:52
dont reply to him then you stupid fucking inbred
2016-08-19 02:25
Russian logic at its finest
2016-08-19 09:25
ahmeds are too stupid to understand why I reply to "empty" post on the top instead of reply to main post.
2016-08-19 11:30
rip used to be such a good tournament
2016-08-19 00:25
#16
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Lithuania FakeLithuania 
friberg
2016-08-19 00:24
cute
2016-08-19 00:24
#18
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Turkey FeverSpeed 
PogChamp
2016-08-19 00:24
#21
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Cevap 
75k LOL
2016-08-19 00:25
kappa
2016-08-19 00:25
oh no so little :(
2016-08-19 00:25
that's what she said :'(
2016-08-19 09:26
#94
United Kingdom Dird 
now I know why French women are the most unfaithful
2016-08-19 09:57
:D. They're not unfaithful, but they need 3 guys in the same time to compensate :D
2016-08-19 17:43
nice
2016-08-19 00:25
#26
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United States Drifter808 
lol weak af
2016-08-19 00:25
NA prize pool
2016-08-19 00:25
#28
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France StickyRice 
EZ for LDLC.
2016-08-19 00:25
eswc still thinks its 2006
2016-08-19 00:25
They don't have as much money as ESL ect ...
2016-08-19 00:28
thats because their production sucks, so less sponsors
2016-08-19 00:30
#57
France SiiC 
i still wait what your country is capable of making tourny only by his own
2016-08-19 00:46
mad froggie spotted xD
2016-08-19 00:47
#62
France SiiC 
i expected better answer to be mad like you xD
2016-08-19 00:49
what
2016-08-19 00:50
#66
World weqn 
ez for allu
2016-08-19 00:51
ez for ence
2016-08-19 00:51
#53
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Brazil hugoooo 
ESWC 2006 had a prize pool of $160k, mibr took home $52k alone. It look even worse looking by this way: $160k in 2006 $75k in 2016 10 fucking years later, they managed to cut 53% of their prize pool, while other tournaments in general multiplied theirs by lots of times. I hope this will be a fun tournament featuring only tier 3 / bottom tier 2 teams.
2016-08-19 00:43
i guess NiP will attend
2016-08-19 00:45
#73
France SiiC 
ESWC has never been a CS tourny only and maybe u dont know but CS is not "THE" game in 2016 like it was in 2006
2016-08-19 01:00
#76
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Brazil hugoooo 
I knew about every thing you said. Still, 75k is low as fuck. I think you're being biased because it's a French tournament. CS deserved at least a three-digit-number prize pool, no matter if it will take the role of a minor tournament inside ESWC or not.
2016-08-19 01:03
#78
France SiiC 
not at all , i dont feel being biased , its still LAN good to see as spectator for a french and anyway i dont really want to see this tourny with his own soul become and looks like all tournament organised by a kinda international and faded dictatorship
2016-08-19 01:22
$75,000 xD okkkk one more tier 3 tournament gg
2016-08-19 00:26
more than you will ever earn working in the mines 3rd worlder
2016-08-19 00:27
SAVAGE, thanks Mister Najim Laachraoui!
2016-08-19 00:29
np
2016-08-19 02:19
No Americas qualifiers, no party
2016-08-19 00:26
N1
2016-08-19 00:26
#34
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Slovakia crushyou 
Kosovo 4Head
2016-08-19 00:26
Sad that ESWC is this low now :/
2016-08-19 00:27
Mixed? So we can see another destruction of secret and CLG Red? At least it will bring memes
2016-08-19 00:27
#63
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Brazil hugoooo 
Or even better... maybe we can see them beating male teams! Since the money here is low, lower level teams will attend, raising the girls chances. It's not like they will face elite teams on this tournament.
2016-08-19 00:50
Good joke, team secret, the best female team in the world, cant even win a game against tier 5 teams in operation kinguine. They get mass knifed, tricked and jocked arround.
2016-08-19 00:55
#43
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United Arab Emirates Spreeo 
Iran qualifiers? but no middle eastern qualifiers? gg ESWC...
2016-08-19 00:30
No north africa as well... im starting to think that eswc are basically racists
2016-08-19 01:27
#44
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France daGriLL_Anna 
ez
2016-08-19 00:30
2 Bulgarian Teams in ESWC HYPE
2016-08-19 00:37
#52
NiKo | 
Latvia kekeXBOT 
ez for friberg
2016-08-19 00:41
All tier 1 tournaments should be 100k prizepool minimum nowadays imo. ESWC used to be biggest tournament in 1.6 and now its shit...
2016-08-19 00:50
lmao kosovo, i am going to apply and win. bye faggots see you at ESWC
2016-08-19 00:54
#74
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Azerbaijan Talley 
They won`t pay that 75k anyway.
2016-08-19 01:02
#77
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Russia bralBry 
A shity tier999 tourney? EnVyUs must take a close look into it, they can finally win something.
2016-08-19 01:04
No algeria? RIP
2016-08-19 01:25
#80
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
Expected?
2016-08-19 01:27
ESWC legendary tournament PogChamp 75k prize poool ResidentSleeper
2016-08-19 01:41
no moneys
2016-08-19 02:23
ESWC used to be a Major in 1.6, sad to see
2016-08-19 02:29
make ESWC great again... nostalgia thinking back to '07-'08
2016-08-19 02:37
is this 1.6? rofl
2016-08-19 03:07
WTF???
2016-08-19 03:27
#95
United Kingdom Dird 
we want WCG & CPL
2016-08-19 10:00
75K EleGiggle
2016-08-19 11:54
back to year 2006
2016-08-19 17:44
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