ESWC acquired by Oxent
The Electronic Sports World Cup brand has been acquired by Oxent, a French company with ESWC founder Matthieu Dallon as the Managing Director.
Following the bankruptcy of Games-Services in 2009, which meant closure of the ESWC, the brand was three months later bought by Games Solution.
ESWC returned in 2010 with the Disneyland event and last year hosted the finals at Paris Games Week. Last year the ESWC was organized by Oxent, a company with Matthieu Dallon, who was ESWC president before the bankruptcy in 2009, as the Managing Director of the company.
Oxent today sent out a press release stating they have acquired the ESWC brand from Games Solution, putting Dallon back in charge of the brand he ran until the bankruptcy in 2009.
Matthieu Dallon back in charge of the ESWC brand
In the press release the ESWC founder stated:
"In 10 years, the ESWC has set most of the standards for modern electronic sport: generating player stardom, on-stage matches in front of a live audience, live commentary, live multi-platform broadcasts, uniting organisations from around the world, licencing rights with the major game publishers. The integration of the ESWC in Oxent's strategy marks a new departure for the competition."
While everyone is waiting for news about the 2012 event, the press release indicated that the wait will be over soon. The upcoming announcement should include game titles, qualifiers and information about the 2012 finals.