ESWC group draw

The draw for the group stage of ESWC 2016 has been made, with the 32 participants having been drawn into eight groups.

From October 27 to 30, the Paris expo Porte de Versailles will host the 2016 ESWC edition, featuring a $75,000 men's tournament with 32 teams from all over the world, who either qualified or were handed invitations.

The competition will kick off with a double-elimination group stage, featuring best-of-one clashes up until the decider stage, in which matches will be played in a best-of-three format.


ENCE will face paiN in the opening round 

At the end of the group stage, the top two teams from each group will advance to the single-elimination, best-of-three bracket, with the winner taking home $20,000.

Below you can find the group draw in full:

Group A Group B
Turkey Space Soldiers Denmark Heroic
Finland iGame.com South Africa Bravado
France Red Instinct Europe LDLC
Iran GEX India Overcome
Group C Group D
Kazakhstan Gambit Germany ALTERNATE aTTaX
Bulgaria Bpro Denmark Tricked
Norway Norse China FIVE
Sweden GODSENT Academy Portugal FTW
Group E Group F
Poland Kinguin Germany PENTA
Sweden Wyvern Sweden Epsilon
Russia Preparation Poland PRIDE
Belgium SectorOne Norway Temp.no
Group G Group H
Finland ENCE Brazil Luminosity
Denmark Rogue Portugal k1ck oldschool
Sweden fnatic Academy Kazakhstan Tengri
Brazil paiN Europe WE GOT GAME

The $75,000 will be distributed between the top eight finishers as follows:

1. $20,000
2. $15,000 
3-4. $10,000 
5-8. $5,000 

Nice Tourney Journey
2016-10-15 21:21
ez portugal
2016-10-15 21:22
f
2016-10-15 21:21
#4
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Switzerland Alpollo
a
2016-10-15 21:21
5
2016-10-15 21:21
n1111111
2016-10-15 21:21
#7
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Ireland Mackey91
f
2016-10-15 21:21
#8
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Finland kAlluYT
EZ for ENCE
2016-10-15 21:21
#9
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Russia ruski yest
nice
2016-10-15 21:21
s
2016-10-15 21:21
#11
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Korea 2814
ye
2016-10-15 21:21
hell uyeah
2016-10-15 21:21
nu
2016-10-15 21:21
1
2016-10-15 21:21
17
2016-10-15 21:21
NOOBS EVERYWHERE
2016-10-15 21:21
#18
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Sweden HydeKing
first
2016-10-15 21:21
sick groups
2016-10-15 21:21
#20
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United States drawdeN
ez 4 ence
2016-10-15 21:21
#21
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Argentina Darkboss45
goooooo tengri
2016-10-15 21:21
2 replies
#113
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United States CS_CeeJ
Tengri dropped out :P
2016-10-26 21:08
1 reply
rip. GO Fnatic Academy :D
2016-10-27 19:58
#22
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World Notb8ing
lol dis pic of old ence :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD still tho: EZ4ENCEEZ4ENCE-------EZ4ENCEEZ4ENCEEZ4ENCE EZ4ENCEEZ4ENCE-------EZ4ENCEEZ4ENCEEZ4ENCE EZ4ENCE---------------------------------------------EZ4ENCE EZ4ENCEEZ4ENCE--------------------------EZ4ENCE EZ4ENCEEZ4ENCE-------------------EZ4ENCE EZ4ENCE---------------------------EZ4ENCE EZ4ENCEEZ4ENCE-------EZ4ENCEEZ4ENCEEZ4ENCE EZ4ENCEEZ4ENCE—----EZ4ENCEEZ4ENCEEZ4ENCE
2016-10-15 21:22
1 reply
enjoy your 2 weeks :D
2016-10-16 00:49
ez 4 ENCE
2016-10-15 21:22
Group H is gonna be fun to watch
2016-10-15 21:22
teams better than in ESL season 4 final in Brazil
2016-10-15 21:23
where is NA?
2016-10-15 21:23
#28
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France StickyRice
GL to LDLC and the Red Instinct (Rising Stars) line up. This will be a fun tourney.
2016-10-15 21:23
soo many groups and teams holyy shit!
2016-10-15 21:23
#30
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Poland Redrumowy
If Kinguin won't win it they will stay t3 forever
2016-10-15 21:24
#31
NEO | 
Poland ScR1337
Group F lol
2016-10-15 21:24
#32
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Sweden Trojka03
ESWC went from being the 'unofficial major' before Valve Majors were a thing in CSGO. Valve staff even went to ESWC 2012. Fast forward to 2016 and ESWC are hosting a T4 tournament. How did ESWC drop so low?
2016-10-15 21:24
2 replies
lul, exactly my thoughts
2016-10-15 21:27
#45
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France Rinhoc
It's hard to find esport investors in France. Main medias still view esport as a mostly childs playing videogame on their consoles, which will turn them violent and/or make them fail school. No money, no T1 teams.
2016-10-15 21:33
#33
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Spain Alser
Groups F, G and H seem slightly more stacked, but I might be overrating those Brazilian teams
2016-10-15 21:26
1 reply
I agree, you are overrating. LG has a chance though. Edit: chance of going through group stage
2016-10-15 21:30
gambit playing with zeus and hobbit and tengri playing with snk?
2016-10-15 21:26
#35
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Brazil mibrzera
rip paiN
2016-10-15 21:26
heroic wins this tier 17 lan
2016-10-15 21:28
#38
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China angle409
EZ45.
2016-10-15 21:28
gambit will walk this t4 lan
2016-10-15 21:28
2 replies
#47
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Netherlands JUNG13
Exactly my thoughts
2016-10-15 21:34
Lol Heroic space soldier >gambit And probably luminosity and kinguin too
2016-10-15 21:53
CSGO WORLD CUP PogChamp
2016-10-15 21:29
#42
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Poland ekedeke
rip pride
2016-10-15 21:31
#43
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Brazil Ferla
EZ 4 ENCE
2016-10-15 21:32
EZ 4 KEBAB
2016-10-15 21:32
#46
KK | 
Hungary icbad
good tournament
2016-10-15 21:33
RIPPPP pain
2016-10-15 21:35
#49
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Sweden Trojka03
First time an international event has 2 Kazakh teams lol.
2016-10-15 21:37
Wasnt Darkpassage qualifized for eswc what happened!
2016-10-15 21:37
1 reply
lose vs kinguin
2016-10-15 21:43
ez for overcome
2016-10-15 21:48
ez paiN
2016-10-15 21:52
1 reply
#59
ZELIN | 
Portugal revzz
nd killdream ehh
2016-10-15 21:55
Ez 4 fnatic babies
2016-10-15 21:52
Rip paiN
2016-10-15 21:55
1) Gambit 2) Heroic 3-4) GODSENT, Kinguin, 5-8) Space Soldiers, Luminosity, PENTA, Rogue
2016-10-15 21:58
2 replies
#72
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Turkey Tormund1
Godsent academy>SS? I arent think that
2016-10-15 22:40
1 reply
I saw godset not academy
2016-10-15 23:56
lol this groups are so uneven
2016-10-15 22:00
ez4Epsilon
2016-10-15 22:04
`GG SS
2016-10-15 22:07
EZ FOR SS
2016-10-15 22:12
is this event for noobs?
2016-10-15 22:13
i remember when eswc was a major, lol that is what you get when you fuck over teams and players for 10 years
2016-10-15 22:15
1- Heroic Or Gambit 2- Space Soldier 3- Godsent A. or Kinguin 4- Luminosity Best Match probably ---------------- Heroic vs Space Soldier Godsent A. vs Kinguin Gambit vs Space Soldier Or Heroic
2016-10-15 22:21
1 reply
#71
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Turkey Tormund1
i think final will be heroic vs spacesoldiers
2016-10-15 22:39
not saying murica is good but they couldve invited one team from there
2016-10-15 22:27
GEX guys not gonna return to Iran, rather they'd claim asylum probably.
2016-10-15 22:42
1 reply
they will return to iran with some victory ma freind :*
2016-10-16 08:08
#74
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Turkey mrsocta
ls
2016-10-15 22:52
A lot of teams for not a lot of money lol
2016-10-15 22:55
Surprised by the lack of racism here.
2016-10-15 22:58
#77
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Sweden MasturB
so sad that bravado and ldlc in same group :'(
2016-10-15 23:02
izi xantares
2016-10-15 23:16
#79
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CIS chlenixon
Gambit.kz lol, should win tbf.
2016-10-15 23:24
#81
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Russia AR4ER
gL KZambit!
2016-10-15 23:58
Tengri is a mongolian word so ez Tengri
2016-10-16 00:05
#83
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Brazil hugoooo
Very nice tournament. Huge lan tournaments with 32+ teams always have been my favorite, they were so common on 1.6 but on GO they are extremely rare. I hope ESWC actually pays their prize purse and put on a great production, so we can see more money next year. Imagine a 32 teams lan with mostly tier 1, 2 and 3 teams attending? Would be epic.
2016-10-16 00:21
bad prize distribution, 1st and 2nd not much difference
2016-10-16 00:28
#85
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Other Cruujed
my opinion on group stages: gyazo.com/3af18ea8ea0cc62b3b3eac1adda8ed..
2016-10-16 00:34
gl ss
2016-10-16 00:54
ss win tourn not suprise :>
2016-10-16 01:28
should be easy for both temp and norse. both amateur groups
2016-10-16 02:19
#90
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Sweden klvmeister
ez for Space Soldiers 1- Space Soldiers 2- Gambit 3- Heroic 4- Kinguin 5- Epsilon / LG
2016-10-16 02:31
#91
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Portugal dracø
pt vs br, hoping for some heavy trash talk mid game that only us will be able to understand :D :D :D
2016-10-16 02:42
e z 4 e n c e
2016-10-16 03:34
#93
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Argentina V4TS3L
zqkS got this
2016-10-16 03:55
SS have great chance this times, gl
2016-10-16 08:07
#97
sXe | 
Russia Duzzle
ez 4 Kazakhstan
2016-10-16 08:34
ez Rogue
2016-10-16 08:36
Group B like DreamHack Winter 2014
2016-10-16 09:28
ez michu
2016-10-16 09:33
#101
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Turkey Kuyt11
ez spaces
2016-10-16 09:40
FIVE will be dark horse on this tournament, mark my words
2016-10-16 10:13
Tengri biz menen !
2016-10-16 11:07
Not a single good team, nice
2016-10-16 11:16
ez for overcome Kappa :D
2016-10-16 11:26
ez for Gex
2016-10-16 12:12
#108
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Serbia ZAG0R
ez for heroic .
2016-10-16 12:50
Easy tournament space soldiers free win kappa
2016-10-16 13:09
#110
flusha | 
Costa Rica XzD
go GEX
2016-10-16 15:01
Ez SpaceS but TuGux is the problem :D
2016-10-16 17:23
ofc the iranian team would have a guy named "RobbeR"
2016-10-17 12:14
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