Seven more teams invited to ESWC

ESWC has announced that it has handed out invites to seven more teams.

Luminosity, Fnatic Academy, Gambit Gaming, Heroic, Preparation, Epiphany Bolt and Tengri are the new teams who have been invited to compete at ESWC 2016, which will take place from October 27 to 30 as part of the Paris Games Week trade fair.

A total of $75,000 will be up for grabs in this competition, featuring 32 teams from all over the world, who have either been invited or determined by regional and national qualifiers.


Heroic invited to attend ESWC 

The most recent national qualifier took place over the weekend in Braga, Portugal, with k1ck oldschool, a mix team led by former FaZe member Ricardo "⁠fox⁠" Pacheco, winning the tournament after beating FTW.Evo 2-0 in the grand final.

With this new round of invites, there are now just eight spots up for grabs in the tournament. The upcoming weeks will see China, France, Poland and the Benelux host its own qualifiers, but the distribution of the final four spots is still unknown. 

Below you can find the current list of participants for ESWC 2016:

Finland ENCE Denmark Rogue
Germany ALTERNATE aTTaX Sweden Epsilon
Turkey Space Soldiers Denmark Tricked
Germany PENTA Poland Kinguin
Iran GEX South Africa Bravado
France Red Instinct Bulgaria Bpro
Finland iGame.com Europe LDLC
CIS ANOX India Overcome
Portugal k1ck oldschool Brazil Luminosity
CIS Gambit Denmark Heroic
Russia Preparation Norway Epiphany Bolt
Sweden fnatic Academy Kazakhstan Tengri
Portugal Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Ricardo 'fox' Pacheco
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
867
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
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2016-10-03 20:05
Please refrain from hunting for first comment and focus instead on reading the news. Irrelevant and offtopic comments will be deleted. This behaviour is not welcome and will be severely moderated.
2016-10-03 20:07
#95
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Sweden Froxez
Well as far as I see he clearly intended to go for place number 3
2016-10-03 20:37
oh shiet you are right
2016-10-03 20:55
Fnatic academy?! What did i miss lol!
2016-10-03 22:05
Please refrain from hunting for third comment and focus instead on reading the news. Irrelevant and offtopic comments will be deleted. This behaviour is not welcome and will be severely moderated.
2016-10-03 20:37
lmao
2016-10-03 21:29
EZ4ENCE
2016-10-03 20:06
ez4INDIA
2016-10-03 20:06
Name checks out
2016-10-03 20:21
what a dank meme
2016-10-04 02:04
#6
ZELIN | 
Portugal spmb
n1
2016-10-03 20:05
wohooo
2016-10-03 20:06
wow
2016-10-03 20:05
1
2016-10-03 20:05
damn!
2016-10-03 20:06
dsa
2016-10-03 20:05
#12
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United States t1mb3r7and
ayy
2016-10-03 20:06
NOWAY OMG
2016-10-03 20:06
nice!
2016-10-03 20:06
:(
2016-10-03 20:06
cool
2016-10-03 20:06
w
2016-10-03 20:06
rip
2016-10-03 20:06
11
2016-10-03 20:06
LETS GO LDLC
2016-10-03 20:06
#118
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France Fran6k1D
Alex gonna ask for french identity. Last UK hope is nearly gone
2016-10-03 21:40
epip, lol
2016-10-03 20:06
7
2016-10-03 20:06
that's not even close..
2016-10-03 21:30
100% accurate. 7 teams.
2016-10-03 22:26
haha
2016-10-04 14:46
ez4ence
2016-10-03 20:06
#25
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Finland miknunoob
lgr is now iGame.com?
2016-10-03 20:06
#36
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Korea 2814
Yes
2016-10-03 20:06
#26
Xyp9x | 
Turkey OdinA
where is dp
2016-10-03 20:06
#27
ZELIN | 
Portugal revzz
ez for fox
2016-10-03 20:06
E Z
2016-10-04 10:53
fak
2016-10-03 20:06
EZ for LANTARES
2016-10-03 20:06
#30
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Sweden wyv0
eZ for Space Soldiers, Xantares top 1
2016-10-03 20:06
didnt read
2016-10-03 20:06
Jonathan E is gonna make you sorry for not reading.
2016-10-03 20:46
Nice
2016-10-03 20:06
#38
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Poland kurwafa
So ez 4 kingwin
2016-10-03 20:06
ez4igame
2016-10-03 20:07
That is one big tier 3 tournament.
2016-10-03 20:07
ez 4 Heroic gl LG
2016-10-03 20:07
#44
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Portugal King_tmac
nice one, gl k1ck oldschool
2016-10-03 20:07
always cool to see eswc with so many teams from different countries! Its sad that the quality decreased doe but well, gl k1ck!
2016-10-03 20:07
If they'd put money in larger prize pool instead of paying travel expenses for 32 teams... Then they could actually have like 8 top tier teams and like prizepool of around 200k. But it's alright there has to be more of these big LAN tournaments for lower tier teams so scene can develop and new talent is discovered.
2016-10-04 01:34
ullalalaal 100% pure tier4 LAN
2016-10-03 20:07
Ez for xantares
2016-10-03 20:07
95% Europe teams only 1 SA team no chinese teams :(
2016-10-03 20:08
#91
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Spain Alser
There is a Chinese qualifier
2016-10-03 20:33
Inviting teams from Iran and forgetting about north africa? lel
2016-10-03 20:07
Let's hope for the best overcome
2016-10-03 20:07
#53
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Norway fuRe
lmeu, norse > eph
2016-10-03 20:07
Ez4Overcome
2016-10-03 20:07
fnatic academy WHY?
2016-10-03 20:07
ez for iGame
2016-10-03 20:09
#57
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Sweden Mikacage
rip eswc
2016-10-03 20:09
#58
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Thailand hahahoha
ESWC was (one of) the events last year with huge issues (technical or whatever) that players really hated it right? please delete this if its not, genuine question only
2016-10-03 20:09
Big tier 2/3 tournament we needed!
2016-10-03 20:10
#60
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Kazakhstan icem4NF
ez for Tengri alga Kazakhstan <3
2016-10-03 20:10
i rly think that Tengri go to win this ( + Mou and Adren = <3 )
2016-10-03 20:18
Why fnatic aren't invited? By HLTV ranking they're top 26 so it's perfect for them. Kappa
2016-10-03 20:10
Lol RIP ESWC tier 3-4 tournament
2016-10-03 20:11
#64
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Poland Astoner55
Finally a good tier2/tier3 tournament!
2016-10-03 20:12
what are you smoking? This isn't tier 2. This is tier 3/4
2016-10-03 20:43
#106
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Poland Astoner55
Gambit, Kinguin, Epsilon, Heroic are tier2, and they're obvious favourites to win the entire thing.
2016-10-03 20:57
Heroic maybe. Tier 2= top 6-20 in the world imo
2016-10-03 20:58
This is great tournament that is not featuring top teams, but many other interesting teams are there. You can smoke your "tiers" and die if you want.
2016-10-03 22:19
salty 2nd worlder
2016-10-03 23:27
Salty kid.
2016-10-04 06:30
#65
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Turkey sessizjohn
Ez XANTARES Ez SS
2016-10-03 20:12
#66
steel | 
Macau V_M_P
tengri will win this
2016-10-03 20:12
this is a huge LAN for tier 2/3 teams, holy shit
2016-10-03 20:12
Remember when eswc used to b a big tournament now fnatic academy is attending lmao
2016-10-03 20:12
EZ for gambit
2016-10-03 20:13
#71
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Europe KappaKaako
EZ for mah bois at iGame.com
2016-10-03 20:13
Luminosity to win this sheeeet
2016-10-03 20:14
#73
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China angle409
75K prize money. Lol. So low
2016-10-03 20:16
given its a tournament with all tier 2/3 teams thats pretty damn high.
2016-10-04 00:23
feel the power x6 :D
2016-10-03 20:16
#75
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Poland Yoggy
Ez for KINGWIN
2016-10-03 20:17
#76
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Argentina V4TS3L
ez Tengri.
2016-10-03 20:17
#77
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Indonesia holyjoe
ez for overcome, Aaqib ‘Bababiceps‘ Dingankar will carry.
2016-10-03 20:17
#78
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Spain Alser
Right now I'd say it's between Heroic and +zeus Gambit
2016-10-03 20:18
#100
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India Reaper1
+zeus +fox and we'll have a fair team for this tournament
2016-10-03 20:45
LDLC>
2016-10-03 20:18
Tengri lez go!
2016-10-03 20:19
GG Gambit. 3v5 all tournament.
2016-10-03 20:23
where is GODseent ?
2016-10-03 20:24
hope ence doesnt finish last
2016-10-03 20:26
Kikck have a chance to get out of groups
2016-10-03 20:26
Ez for 'Merica
2016-10-03 20:29
sick event!
2016-10-03 20:33
#92
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Europe n0rbii
too ez for Team Kinguin
2016-10-03 20:34
#94
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Sweden captainRa
gooo tengri! :D
2016-10-03 20:36
shabby maa chodega
2016-10-03 20:39
Go Tengri!
2016-10-03 20:43
ez4Tricked
2016-10-03 20:50
tengri top 30 next rank update
2016-10-03 20:54
Spirit?
2016-10-03 20:55
would be cool with Norse and ArchAngelz
2016-10-03 20:59
Overcome gl
2016-10-03 21:00
EZ FOR LDNC
2016-10-03 21:02
gl epsilon
2016-10-03 21:02
EZ4SPACESOLDIERS
2016-10-03 21:11
this is nice tournament heroic go win
2016-10-03 21:11
Ez For Norway, best Scene ever xd :D
2016-10-03 21:30
It's a good tournament to show your strenght and potentially get invited to bigger LANs and jump in HLTV rankings.
2016-10-03 21:31
why not invite hellraisers
2016-10-03 22:21
ez4 k1ck
2016-10-03 22:21
EZ4SPACESOLDIERS
2016-10-03 22:22
;o
2016-10-03 22:23
ESWC used to be a great tournament, now it's a tier 2-3 level. What happened to the french tourney?
2016-10-03 22:29
#129
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Brazil hugoooo
No money, no big teams.
2016-10-03 22:30
That is what i call a really interesting (subtop, even though some top teams like Heroic are in) tourney with diverse teams. I'd rather watch this than Gfinity with 4 teams only (and not even top top teams, not Tier 1 teams at least).
2016-10-03 22:45
#134
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Canada GRTman12
This is too easy for Heroic
2016-10-03 22:49
all shitty teams. ayy lmao
2016-10-03 23:23
Ez for heroic
2016-10-04 00:03
KQLY can play this tournament.
2016-10-04 00:38
#143
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Chile Romanosky
HLTV, there is an error on a team. Red Instinct is oficially Red Instinct Rising Star and with 5 diferent players (MAIDHEN, Lambert, LoWkii, LaAw and Fuks).
2016-10-04 00:46
Red Instinct dropped their team and moved their Rising Stars team up to their official lineup.
2016-10-04 06:02
gl LG
2016-10-04 00:56
I like seeing a big tournament with more of these up and coming talents and semi pro players. We might see some toight matches. Toight like a toiger. Also hope to see some players shine. You kinda never know when someone new steps into the spotlight when given a good opportunity.
2016-10-04 03:34
LANTARES confirmed
2016-10-04 03:39
Where's c9?Na'vi?Virtus.pro? Trash tournament with t 2-4 teams
2016-10-04 08:53
wutwut 2 finnish teams! next year we might have 3!
2016-10-04 09:02
That moment when a portuguese team go to 2 international events in one 1 month hype
2016-10-04 11:53
T5
2016-10-04 11:53
2Ez4Bpro
2016-10-04 13:21
#159
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Armenia cGev
ez
2016-10-04 16:20
I think k1ck can upset here
2016-10-04 19:03
overcome squad ?
2016-10-05 01:43
#162
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France Graphyx
EZ4LDLC
2016-11-27 19:33
This is gonna be a good tournament. Now all these Smaller teams can prove themselfs
2016-11-27 19:45
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