ESWC to allow Molotov cocktails
ESWC organizers have announced that Molotov cocktails (or Incendiary grenades for CTs) will be allowed to use in their tournaments. In addition to that, they revealed the map pool which contains no surprises and includes the community made de_mirage_csgo and the modified de_nuke_ve.
Earlier today Electronic Sports World Cup's twitter account revealed an update regarding their upcoming CS:GO tournaments. Although complete rules are not available yet, the French organizers gave us a snippet in which we could see that the map pool contains no surprises, and more interestingly, that Molotov cocktails and Incendiary grenades will be allowed.
Molotov cocktails and their counterparts on the Counter Terrorist side, Incendiary grenades, have so far been treated differently from one tournament to another. For example, on one hand, ESL has been allowing the use of these grenades in their cups and ladders, while on the other hand DreamHack forbade it in their Valencia event, same as SteelSeries GO at IOS.
Molotovs to make their major LAN tournament debut at ESWC
In their most recent update, Valve altered the way these two grenades work, making them explode mid-air if they fly too long. This prevents a previously criticized possibility of throwing them over the entire map and blocking off parts of it at the very beginning of a round, which thus makes them more suitable for competitive play.
Regarding the map pool, it is the same as it was at DreamHack Valencia and the recent ESL Go4CS:GO cups, meaning that the community made de_mirage_csgo and Sal "Volcano" Garozzo's de_nuke_ve will continue being a part of the pro circuit.
Map pool for ESWC 2012:
ESWC's CS:GO female and male tournaments will contain 8 teams each, while the prize purses for them still haven't been announced. ESWC will take place from November 1-4 in Paris, France, at the same venue as last year as part of the Paris Games Week event.