ESWC in financial trouble?

According to team-aaa.com, the ESWC has failed to pay its subcontractors for the services performed at the French ESWC qualifier.

The French gaming website adds that one week prior to the world finals, the ESWC opted to part company with Reseau Local, which had provide computers and administration for the French qualifier, and agreed deals with two different companies, INSA Lan and Leni France, for these two services.

Reseau Local reportedly told the ESWC that a third of the €15,000 bill from the French qualifier would have to be paid in cash, with Games Solution, the company behind the ESWC, assuring them on May 21st, one day before the event, that the cheque had been sent.

However, aAa indicates that Reseau Local has not yet received any payment, almost a month-and-a-half after the event, and their attempts to contact games Solution have all been uneffective.

HLTV.org has learned that several of the ESWC's partners for the world finals have expressed their unhappiness at the paltry number of spectators at the event during the four days of competition.

"We held a meeting between exhibitors, we were promised an event with 50,000-80,000 people and in the end there were only 3,000. This is not honest," a Peugeot source told aAa.

Moreover, the ESWC had announced one week prior to the event that it had signed a "huge" contract with a new partner, whose name was supposed to be revealed during the ESWC finals.

HLTV.org was told during the event that the announcement would be made at the closing ceremony at the Walt Disney studios, but as the clock hit 2.00 AM and the studio's doors were closed, there were no signs of the new partner.

The ESWC had also indicated that the announcement of the winner of the $5,000 fragmovie contest would be made on the last day of the competition, but the French company stayed silent on the matter on Sunday.

After the French ESWC qualifier, Planet Saturn pulled out as sponsor, and aAa believes that more companies will do the same, now that the world finals have come to an end.

These facts raise a lot of questions about the ESWC's ability to pay out the $213,500 promised for this event, with the G7 vowing to act in September if the players do not receive their money by then and if the ESWC fails to adress the issue of the prize money owed from the 2008 edition.

HLTV.org has contacted the ESWC for a comment on this matter, but without any success so far.

:D Expected :?
2010-07-05 20:18
5 replies
Very expected... ESWC Im starting to lol my self when I hear about it.
2010-07-05 21:30
more than expected...
2010-07-05 21:58
NAJS
2010-07-05 22:16
Well ,I will show you sth when R!Go was interviewed at Feb 22. ESWC - back with lies : It was excited when ESWC claim that they will be back with 65000$ award.What do you think about it?Do you think IT WILL IMPROVE ESPORTS AT FRENCH? R!Go: I'm sorry to tell you a truth that the company who bought ESWC is Stephane Cosse.It was well known in Fr because he used to pay nothing after any event held by it,like click arena,and they are good at moving their house.I'd like to see it become an excellent events at fr,but I've got nothing excited when I heard of it.Stephane Cosse will be back with lie. ;( what he said maybe come ture... foresee...Feb 22
2010-07-06 09:41
omg no again :(
2010-07-06 15:34
ESWC STRIKES AGAIN!
2010-07-05 20:18
LOL......
2010-07-05 20:19
Im gonna go ahead and say it. Yet again...
2010-07-05 20:19
15 replies
#66
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Israel selukvey
that's not their problem .. they thought there will be like 30,000 to 50,000 people and there was only 3000 its not there folt.
2010-07-05 21:15
14 replies
it's their fault, how could they bring up 50,000 people?! Did they think all people wfrom Disnayland who have no clue about esport and gaming will come to watch how people sit in front of computer? Ridiculous!
2010-07-05 21:47
1 reply
#99
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Israel selukvey
i think there thought more about previous ESWC event's when it was full. they thought the the same people will coming. you don't have to replay me with your answer i just tried to understand and explain some thing . thank you.
2010-07-05 22:16
You are the dumbest person on this thread #66. You should check the walls in your house for mold. It's unnatural to say something THAT stupid.
2010-07-05 22:26
4 replies
#104
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Israel selukvey
im sorry my english isn't good enough for you to understand it. and i am sorry that i can't say in english what i realy meant to say on the thread. so please to be like that.. not everyone perfect.
2010-07-05 22:35
1 reply
wtf what you said was pretty clear. And you're still an idiot.
2010-07-05 22:40
HAHAHAHAHAHA loled hard
2010-07-05 22:36
weenus stop being a complete asshole,the man is from Israel,of course he could not speak fluent english and,i think his sentence was completely clear so STFU,Yevke,I think you are right,they wasted so much money on the people so that could hold 50,000 people that it was unsuccessful and now,because of that they do not have enough money to invest on the winnig teams etc.
2010-07-06 13:12
Of course it is their fault. They promised their sponsors that the event would attract 50,000-60,000 people and it is PART of the contract. They failed to do so in the end, that means ESWC failed in advertising their event. It's as simple as that. How hard is it to understand that? If you're doing business and you promise your partner something, you'd better deliver to them or else they can sue you for not completing the contract (it depends on what the contract says, each case is different.)
2010-07-05 23:49
4 replies
you are in some bussiness or something ???? :D ////// obviously very well explained by ur side .... nice nice ///
2010-07-06 06:31
Organizer can not know in advance how many people will come!!!
2010-07-06 12:07
2 replies
Maybe not the exact number, but saying that 50.000-80.000 people... I call it lie.
2010-07-06 12:35
#209
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United Kingdom dv-_-
If they are promising to their sponsors, then they should have done research and came up with realistic figures. Having a difference that large shows that their estimations were obviously not properly thought out. I doubt they can be sued, but it is likely to put off their current sponsors, and potential sponsors.
2010-07-06 12:55
it is their fault. There was NO advertisement for the event anywhere, not even in the park. Unless you work in esports there was no way of knowing the ESWC competition was going on at Disneyland, and if you dont know theres an event happening, you dont go, hense the fail turnout of people. ESWC failed at communication and promotion SO HARD i think all of our grandmothers together would have done a better job.
2010-07-06 16:19
1 reply
#232
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Israel JENOVA
E X A C T L Y (!)
2010-07-06 19:20
make tournaments in china, they got enough money ;)
2010-07-05 20:20
5 replies
+
2010-07-05 20:29
#36
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Denmark mindgames
Or just let Arbalet arrange everything =)
2010-07-05 20:41
2 replies
Yeap arbalet got it $$$$$
2010-07-06 00:43
I think Mr Arbalet should buy out the ESWC brand and hold it in a good location where people are interested in esports in significant numbers so that we can see matches similar to NoA vs PGS final in the past...with that awesome audience cheering for teams...damn I miss THAT eswc :/
2010-07-06 16:42
& ppl :)
2010-07-05 21:52
LOlolOLoLoLOLOL
2010-07-05 20:21
ESWC=FAIL
2010-07-05 20:22
LOL!!!
2010-07-05 20:25
seriously? wtf
2010-07-05 20:25
#10
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Ukraine lancee
gj france
2010-07-05 20:25
Omg fail...
2010-07-05 20:25
what a shame
2010-07-05 20:26
I think that the community gave ESWC a second chance, but when you drop the ball SO MANY TIMES when we are trying to give them a chance, they are done. Lets just hope that the money for the winners is given out this time, and something else shady does not pop up. I think it is time to give ESWC a shovel to cover its burial site, it's already dug a deep enough grave for 10 companies.
2010-07-05 20:27
1 reply
It already was 2nd chance! Now would be 3rd
2010-07-05 21:48
Did I won the ESWC Frag Movie Festival ?
2010-07-05 20:27
14 replies
Alive won it :D
2010-07-05 20:29
11 replies
where can i see his movie? :P
2010-07-05 20:31
10 replies
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn_yvRqPWhA sick yeah ? :D
2010-07-05 20:35
9 replies
yeah, i just watched it, found it myself xD
2010-07-05 20:36
1 reply
:)
2010-07-05 20:39
the best EVER!.
2010-07-05 20:45
I didn't know they would chose the funniest video instead of the best one :(
2010-07-05 21:02
1 reply
#110
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Argentina sebaxinho
what's so funny on that video? it's pretty awesome editing
2010-07-05 22:48
That's absolutely sick, congratz to him.
2010-07-06 01:10
so good edition but, it was necesary to include that crappy story? LOL.. and what's wrong with that guy and those animations? come on...
2010-07-06 01:11
OMFG... I've never seen such an amazing editing.. I felt like a 3 year old kid watching Peter Pan lol It was so awesome!
2010-07-06 02:20
1 reply
:p
2010-07-06 02:29
Nah, it was me 8P
2010-07-05 20:46
thought u were going to win :(
2010-07-05 21:09
ESWC is beyong godlike in nomination fault of year. )))
2010-07-05 20:28
AGAiN?
2010-07-05 20:29
surprise surprise
2010-07-05 20:30
1 reply
#107
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Argentina Cepheus
+1 LOL
2010-07-05 22:38
Hold on, I got some spare change lying around here somewhere.
2010-07-05 20:31
50-80k spectators for cs? The game is dead and that is a fact lol. 3000 sounds about right and that is not going to change.
2010-07-05 20:35
12 replies
I didn't see it personally, but people were talking about 20k+ speccing the finals, thats not where we used to be, but its pretty fkn big.
2010-07-05 20:37
Uh? What rock have you been under during ESWC? A spectator record was most likely set during this years final..
2010-07-05 20:37
7 replies
Do you have the number? I really wanna know it.
2010-07-05 20:37
1 reply
www.hltv.org/?pageid=18&threadid=47813#r901316
2010-07-05 20:45
Do you think Peugeot cares about HLTV spectators? :)
2010-07-06 23:53
4 replies
Is that what the post I replied to was about?
2010-07-06 23:55
3 replies
Well it looks like your post was about HLTV spectators and the post you replied to about visitors.
2010-07-07 00:08
2 replies
Uh no, he called the game dead, thus implying HLTV spectators, the newspost is about on-site spectators.
2010-07-07 00:15
1 reply
Hmm, if you were pointing out that the game is not "dead", then you're right! Sorry.
2010-07-07 00:20
NOT :D yeah like the 20k specs in the hltv :D
2010-07-05 20:38
3000 were the spectators @ the event. There were MUCH MUCH more people watching online through HLTV and streams. Not everyone can afford a trip to Paris.
2010-07-05 20:48
not for cs, for the whole event
2010-07-05 21:02
#25, where did you read 50-80k spectators for cs? Please elaborate.
2010-07-05 20:38
2 replies
Read the article and don't skip through it?
2010-07-05 21:28
1 reply
its for the whole eswc event many more games involved than just cs. So how about you applaud #31 for actually being intelligent.
2010-07-05 21:52
BIG FAIL :/
2010-07-05 20:39
"We held a meeting between exhibitors, we were promised an event with 50,000-80,000 people and in the end there were only 3,000. This is not honest," a Peugeot source told aAa. next time they shouldnt do such promises( i am sure that the area wasnt even quite big enough for so much ppl) btw peugeot <3 citroen :D i would feel sad for navi and co when the ESWC is not paying the amount to the teams they won. i would even more blame the sponsors. dont buy french cars! :D just kidding :D
2010-07-05 20:43
fail :D
2010-07-05 20:40
ESL's the only gaming tournament series alive and kicking since gaming competition is born. And they give huge prizes. And WCG also.
2010-07-05 20:41
11 replies
yeah! cuz they have stable sponsors. not some french pussies :D
2010-07-05 20:52
6 replies
they still owe money
2010-07-05 21:03
5 replies
looks like for them self :D when they dont pay it. but we will see in the next 3months whats happening. hopefully with a happy end :-) G7 will show
2010-07-05 21:06
4 replies
hopefully yes. Anyways G7 can't do anything about it, so we can only hope ESWC will pay. Still there's sth I don't understand: what's the point of organizing such an event if you cannot pay for it? it must cost something like 500.000€ to create it, if it's not profitable, they'll just go bankrupt having wasted a lot of time and making fools of themselves..
2010-07-05 21:11
3 replies
yeah half right with G7 as far as i know they had an contact with ESWC were they can force from legal routes to pay them or the ewsc will get more problems.
2010-07-05 21:19
2 replies
I don't think so, if they have the same problem they'll use the same solution: they go bankrupt and won't be forced to pay
2010-07-05 21:22
1 reply
thats the way you can keep your money from the sponsors for yourself(ESWC orgas) thats right. but hopefully this will not happen :-(
2010-07-05 21:32
ESL didn't give NaVi their reward for the last tournament. They said it in the interview to ping.tv a month ago.
2010-07-05 21:21
3 replies
really? they should talk with bashi/orga from esl the esl has a strict pay out process. and when this not help just contact the community manager of intel then at least the problem should be solved or go into the right way :-)
2010-07-05 21:37
2 replies
ok, say this to Navi)
2010-07-05 21:40
1 reply
yeah they should get their money in the end of july :-)
2010-07-05 21:43
"We held a meeting between exhibitors, we were promised an event with 50,000-80,000 people LOL /die /quit
2010-07-05 20:43
ESWC go home
2010-07-05 20:43
Looking forward to hear from G7 in September about this subject. It's a shame, really.
2010-07-05 20:45
2 replies
G7 has no weight in the cybersport society. They don't manage to protect gamers' rights. All they can is announcing their decisions that none would execute.
2010-07-05 21:27
1 reply
+1
2010-07-05 21:33
hhhhhh
2010-07-05 20:49
Surprised ? I'm not ...
2010-07-05 20:52
expected ?
2010-07-05 20:52
"Great" news... I have a question on my own though - what's happening with the SteelSeries ESWC Competition ? (the one with the team guessing)
2010-07-05 20:59
1 reply
Dude relax, ESWC ended less than 24 hours ago, people need to travel home, and maybe actually have a 5 minute break from HLTV.org..
2010-07-05 21:04
#50
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Israel JENOVA
"..we were promised an event with 50,000-80,000 people and in the end there were only 3,000. This is not honest.." -^- LOL
2010-07-05 21:00
Arbalet is the only one who gives money hand to hand.
2010-07-05 21:06
12 replies
cuz he is a big rich russian :D BIATCH :D
2010-07-05 21:08
9 replies
actually he is kazach :D
2010-07-05 22:29
8 replies
:-) its always the same :D
2010-07-05 22:36
6 replies
#112
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Argentina sebaxinho
-.-
2010-07-05 22:54
like German and Belgium, agree. Dumbass.
2010-07-05 22:57
4 replies
since in belgium they speak dutch or french. good shot bro :DDD try another one bro do it call me nazi :D
2010-07-05 22:58
3 replies
muhahaha. seriously? culling by language? random kazah - pics.kz/s4/75/10/70/e3/751070e378c634ea7.. random russian -i081.radikal.ru/0809/35/d34f9f02655c.jpg This situation only shows how stupid and illiterate you are. Shame on you. Learn history and Geography please.
2010-07-06 11:16
2 replies
pics.kz/s4/75/10/70/e3/751070e378c634ea7b71262de6bf6267.jpeg i081.radikal.ru/0809/35/d34f9f02655c.jpg
2010-07-06 12:12
just fail bro just fail :D and you should learn what belgium is today not since ww2 :D its okay i am the retard
2010-07-06 19:58
kazakh*
2010-07-06 03:11
well yea cause Arbalet has cash and doesn't depend on several sponsors like eswc.
2010-07-05 21:12
ESEA is all cash prize for LAN finals too:D no big cardboard cheque bs -_-
2010-07-06 00:08
oh dear. with sponsors as big as peugeot i assumed this time would be different. i really thought they'd learn from past events mistakes. especially when they started holding these frag movie contests.. that made me think they must be confident about the money they had or they wouldnt be promising more money that was unecessary... i can hope that they still come through, but its unlikely when you look at this report
2010-07-05 21:08
2 replies
I think that's to point, they promised even more so that ppl believe they were Arbalet-like and do not worry..
2010-07-05 21:14
1 reply
yeah.. they had me fooled, and I doubt im the only one. its just so dissapointing. in a way im glad FX didnt win this event, i dont think they could take being screwed over by ESWC again
2010-07-05 21:29
uhm , fail :/
2010-07-05 21:10
#54 There's absolutely no need to get pumped up, bro :) it was just a simple question. Thank you for the quick answer.
2010-07-05 21:11
1 reply
If you use the 'Reply' button the user will/would know you replied to him/her ;)
2010-07-06 00:11
OMG
2010-07-05 21:15
fuckers
2010-07-05 21:17
hohohoho after this, eswc is *DEAD*
2010-07-05 21:17
bye bye prizemoney lol
2010-07-05 21:18
I smell dramma...
2010-07-05 21:20
5 replies
i too when spain lose tomorrow :D
2010-07-05 21:36
4 replies
David Villa will show Germans how to play football! :D
2010-07-06 00:12
2 replies
and i thought some ukrainian guy :D
2010-07-06 00:34
1 reply
let's imagine that he has got ukrainian roots =D
2010-07-06 23:47
not tomorrow, - wednesday. tho that doesn't rly change the fact that they will still lose. :p Go Go Lahm & Co. ^^
2010-07-06 00:45
fail
2010-07-05 21:28
The end ESWC ! 2008 No money MYM, 2010 No money Na'Vi fuckoff !!!
2010-07-05 21:41
50k - 80k spectators ? But there in Disneyland ? You must be fuckin kidding me.... From what I remember the biggest audience was on ESWC 2006 on this big sport stadium there was like 10-15k of people and it was a freakin huge success. I mean someone must have made a +0 mistake...
2010-07-05 21:45
1 reply
yes in 2006 it was in Paris Bercy Stadium, the perfect place for such an event :)
2010-07-06 12:59
Oh god... :/
2010-07-05 21:49
ESWC follows CPL into the grave that both of them dug themselves -_- gg!
2010-07-05 21:54
80k people is a ridiculous expectation for live spectators. maybe they meant online? there is only 15k people who live in my town and surrounding area and it's a pretty good chunk of land! i can not even imagine 3k people would want to go watch cs matches at disney land lol. i'd rather be on the rides\
2010-07-05 21:59
1 reply
yeah completly right gotfrag bro :D
2010-07-05 22:13
Expected...
2010-07-05 22:09
someone gotta go in jail for this joking... no comment on this matter..
2010-07-05 22:15
sad news...the tournament was perfect e-sportively talkin (except those fps problems), and a money trouble is going to ruin everything again...
2010-07-05 22:24
#94, how could they possibly have meant Online when they barely had HLTV's up to spectate the matches? They made zero effort to put together their own coverage for the spectators at home. No stream, nothing. Pretty much everything that was streamed out of the event was done by third parties who care more about the spectators than the ESWC did. It's a huge joke really. ESWC figured out the cheapest way to outsource stream coverage... Don't set one up and then let the community struggle to do the work for you, for free. Thanks a lot ESWC. Way to really knock it out of the park for your triumphant return. Good thing you people wanted to buy an established eSports brand just so you could run it straight back into the ground.
2010-07-05 22:33
3 replies
Well said
2010-07-05 22:54
If you use the 'Reply' button the user will/would know you replied to him/her ;)
2010-07-06 00:13
The worst part about that is that their sponsors got almost no air time at all. I saw peugeot which is their biggest sponsor only twice and it was both on parked cars in interviews.
2010-07-06 11:26
deja vu
2010-07-05 22:38
See this is why EG didn't show any of their strats, they knew ESWC couldn't pay. paging Mr. Arbalet!
2010-07-05 22:54
5 replies
#115
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Argentina sebaxinho
haha nice
2010-07-05 22:55
hahahahaha
2010-07-05 22:57
and i thought something new. everytime the same bad joke :D
2010-07-06 00:27
haha
2010-07-06 08:37
anyway eg coudn't won this
2010-07-06 08:37
fairwell eswc.
2010-07-05 22:55
I laugh at most of you guys right now. Do you really belive that statement from this insider in Peugeot is true? First of all, have there ever been a gaming event in the west with this much audience? I kinda doubt there have even been that in Asia, but I guess the yellow once have pulled it off. So, when you look for a sponsor, they never just believe you. They will also check into the facts, and if what someone a little bit higher said is true. And the biggest amount of people watching ESWC ever was 15000, then no way any sponsor would buy a 50000 lie. Anyhow, this is a rumor from ONE site. Don't freak out just yet people-.-
2010-07-05 23:01
ok 2 things, one: are there any prizes for betting last month? i had 520k points so im curious to see if i won :P, now sorry about that. two: i hope na'vi get their money and eswc dont go under
2010-07-05 23:09
omg how unexpecteble xDDDD
2010-07-05 23:14
HAHAHAHAHAH , Eswc > Polish ZUS .
2010-07-05 23:20
address*
2010-07-05 23:23
i guess ESWC told the sponsors that they are holding this LAN in the actual "Disney Land" so i guess 40 k - 50k specs are a realistic amount since many visitors would have checked whats happening out of curiosity, but once the sponsors found out its in a hotel they pulled out since no way their will 50K specs coming to check whats going on.
2010-07-05 23:24
1 reply
Well, peuegot didn't have any stand in the hotel area, and the big area was open every day. But not to watch people play ofc = (
2010-07-06 00:55
Frag-eXecutors still not received the money for the ESWC 2007 and 2008, so i do not be surprised or navi not will never receive the money for the ESWC 2010..
2010-07-05 23:27
shame on you eswc!
2010-07-05 23:31
WCG >>> ESWC 4ever
2010-07-05 23:33
really sad for Na`Vi :////////
2010-07-05 23:40
Peak today HLTV spectators was 21.564 via HLTV (de_dust2: 21.564, de_train: ~19.000, de_inferno: ~18.000). + SK stream HIGH quality: ~3.500, + SK stream LOW quality: ~1.000, + Own3dTV stream HIGH quality: ~2.500, + Own3dTV stream LOW quality: ~300, + Proplay.ru stream: ~2.500, + Level Up TV stream #1 HIGH quality: ~2.600, + Level Up TV stream #2 LOW quality: ~400, + gamesports.de stream HIGH quality: ~3200, + gamesports.de stream LOW quality: ~700, + ping.ua stream: ~3.000, + Paris live spectators: ~1.000 (?) +Cyberarena: ~11.000 =51.000 spectators :)
2010-07-05 23:42
2 replies
Indeed. Ah well, we got to see some good Counter-Strike.
2010-07-06 06:27
#181
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Ukraine lancee
And thats not the full list yet. Dont forget about the spects that just didnt wanna watch the finals cause their favorite teams lost on earlier stages. I think there were like 30k+ more unique spectators @ hltvs at least
2010-07-06 07:30
+ 50-80.000 live in Paris wow :D 51.000 + 80.000 = 131 000 spectators watch this final, but... :(
2010-07-05 23:49
4 replies
Read again, there wasnt 50-80k
2010-07-06 00:25
3 replies
how could 50k people visit ESWC, if the area where it was held was small?
2010-07-06 13:51
2 replies
As I wrote, that many people did not visit.
2010-07-06 14:16
There were abouk 3k people
2010-07-06 17:53
Nothing has really happened yet, ESWC has had their hands full with organising the final event, just wait a few weeks and see what happens. Stop whining and I'm pretty sure it will all be fine in the end.
2010-07-05 23:50
again? sad for na'vi -,-
2010-07-05 23:57
2 replies
tak +1
2010-07-06 00:09
I feel more sad for the 12 year old FIFA player - 12 years old and winning $8000, thats more then the CS players get from their price when its divided among them =P
2010-07-06 00:57
would be funny to see na'vi face after reading this thread, all tho i do feel sorry for them
2010-07-06 00:08
yeees , navi wont get the money xD
2010-07-06 00:09
If an project goes down, such big as ESWC was, it can never come back as strong as it was. So go ESL!
2010-07-06 00:25
who cares? na'vi gonna win Arbalet dallas too ;)
2010-07-06 00:35
Déja vu I read aAa news completly and apparently Games Solution have to get 170 000€ in 90 days before getting the G7 angry. Managers try to find Investment Funds in Qatar. For estimates the money deficit aAa asked professionnals present and it should remain between 350,000 and 500,000 euros to find, including cash prizes ... Once again no FUCKING MONEY That's too bad because many people trusted them again, i hope at least cs 1.6 cashprizes will be given :/
2010-07-06 01:13
Eswc Always Make Fails
2010-07-06 01:04
FAAAAIL
2010-07-06 01:36
When is WCG?
2010-07-06 01:45
epic...
2010-07-06 01:46
are these 17 year olds that host ESWC?!.. ffs
2010-07-06 01:55
2 replies
"We held a meeting between exhibitors, we were promised an event with 50,000-80,000 people and in the end there were only 3,000. This is not honest," a Peugeot source told aAa. lol, i guess aAa guys dont have more age either :D
2010-07-06 02:00
1 reply
ok SpawNe.
2010-07-06 02:17
this should be a lesson for the next CPL staff and sponsors!
2010-07-06 02:01
Just because they have no money to pay for hire and equipment, doesn't mean they don't have money for prizes. I seem to recall an article where the prize money had already been put aside and given to a company to hold onto as a collateral promise. I wouldnt be suprised if the company goes bankrupt, but im pretty confident most if not all of the money will be given to the teams.
2010-07-06 02:24
wtf??????
2010-07-06 02:53
not surprised at all
2010-07-06 03:12
the "payback"! hahaaa
2010-07-06 03:27
looking at the photos, there was hardly any spectators. most of the spectators were the gamers themselves.
2010-07-06 04:12
Wow a good event with a lot of teams has financial problems. This would happen.
2010-07-06 04:56
This is a good thing, now ppl remember again not to wonder about gettin rich by playing counter-srike! Navi feels g00d not to get paid lol. Welcome to real life!
2010-07-06 05:14
#172
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Brazil gu1d0
they atracted more then 50k on the hltvs
2010-07-06 05:41
thinking about 50k ppl under when the world cup is also going on? :\ naice
2010-07-06 05:42
Na`Vi ,lol.............. Na`Vi cant get the prize..... $36000 :(((
2010-07-06 06:23
Electronic Fails Word Cup
2010-07-06 06:34
2 replies
+1,:DDDDDDD
2010-07-06 07:16
haha, true)
2010-07-06 08:53
just a question about eswc , u will upload the povs?
2010-07-06 07:18
LOL :D:D
2010-07-06 07:52
when has any tournament payed its winners within a year, esports is a joke when it comes to professionalism.
2010-07-06 08:16
zerogravity got some new duties ))
2010-07-06 08:37
is a joke ?
2010-07-06 08:49
That's because CS is dieing. It's a fact.
2010-07-06 09:02
2 replies
cs is dying? have u ever heard about Mr.Arbalet?:D
2010-07-06 09:19
look at #130 then shut up
2010-07-06 13:36
hahahha
2010-07-06 09:02
i thought eswc wanted to announce a new BIG partner..... where is it ? :/
2010-07-06 09:18
Well ,I will show you sth when R!Go was interviewed at Feb 22. ESWC - back with lies : It was excited when ESWC claim that they will be back with 65000$ award.What do you think about it?Do you think IT WILL IMPROVE ESPORTS AT FRENCH? R!Go: I'm sorry to tell you a truth that the company who bought ESWC is Stephane Cosse.It was well known in Fr because he used to pay nothing after any event held by it,like click arena,and they are good at moving their house.I'd like to see it become an excellent events at fr,but I've got nothing excited when I heard of it.Stephane Cosse will be back with lie. ;( what he said maybe come ture... foresee...Feb 22 sorry I type it at wrong place..
2010-07-06 09:43
Deja vu :D
2010-07-06 09:44
1 reply
x2
2010-07-17 03:23
Everyone is watching world cup back at home, that's why the numbers are pretty appalling.
2010-07-06 10:29
Like few years ago, this year is ESWC again, which means ESWC = Esport Sucks With Cash
2010-07-06 10:41
eswc fails again...at least this time the finals were played lol
2010-07-06 11:32
2 replies
www.hltv.org/news/3904-eswc-guarantees-prize-money hltv.org/news/3593-eswc-confirms-peugeot.." target="_blank"> hltv.org/news/3593-eswc-confirms-peugeot..
2010-07-06 14:17
yeah i was looking for that one actually. didnt ESWC GUARANTEE the prize money?
2010-07-06 16:25
:-DDDDDDDDDDDDD EPIC
2010-07-06 12:41
...Very expected... disneyland ?? and the eswc oraganisation promise 3000 in the eswc finals lol Go pari bercy for the 50000-80000 people
2010-07-06 13:10
hahaha, fx again no cash , other teams this same
2010-07-06 13:17
naiss
2010-07-06 13:21
what a joke ! so i guess the teams won't get paid huh ? there should seriously be some punishment for organisers who refuse to pay out prizemoney. Like jailtime or something. We can't have this sort of joke in esports anymore. It's suffocating the development of esports. People need to keep what they promise and if they don't, take the punishment for it.
2010-07-06 14:14
1 reply
agreed
2010-07-06 15:27
great!
2010-07-06 14:28
ESWC is bad for the whole e-sports. This discourages sponsors.
2010-07-06 16:04
As always
2010-07-06 16:36
It's the same with french cars - CRAP!
2010-07-06 17:48
Na`Vi remain without money?
2010-07-06 21:12
Paris is a beautiful country, but you wil never get 50.000 - 80.000 people there. There are lots of better countries to held ESWC, believe me.
2010-07-07 08:47
lol o.O
2010-07-07 20:05
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