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Coverage: ESWC'10
rapha post-ESWC victory interview (98 comments)
Posted by Thorin @ 16:55 CDT, 4 July 2010 - iMsg
Following his latest victory, adding the ESWC Grand Finals title to his list of accomplishments, United States of America Shane "rapha" Hendrixson talked in a video interview to SK Gaming about his tournament play in Paris.

The American who is on an unbelievable streak of international victories talked about what that feeling is like, to be on that streak and to add another title to it. Looking to the future he also discussed his desire to win Quakecon and follow in the footsteps of ZeRo4 by winning multiple titles there.

rapha explained his thought processes in the finals against Poland av3k and how he came to lose his series against Italy Stermy in the second group stage.

The interview can be viewed at SK Gaming.
Edited by xou at 08:53 CDT, 5 July 2010 - 35326 Hits
ESWC 2010 Finals: Day 3 (939 comments)
Posted by Slasher @ 22:38 CDT, 2 July 2010 - iMsg
The eswc ESWC Finals 2010 will take place from Thursday to Sunday at the New Port Bay hotel in France Disneyland Paris.

Please upvote the thread on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/tb/clkte

To try to cover as many games as possible, United Kingdom Jay "2GD" Harding and the Swedish pimp Sweden Cyrus "proZaC" Malekani will be on one stream, while United States of America Rod "Slasher" Breslau and United States of America Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham will be on the other stream. (djWHEAT may wake up late and I will have to do things solo for a little while).

TV1 HQ (2GD+proZaC): http://www.own3d.tv/live/74
TV1 LQ (2GD+proZaC): http://www.own3d.tv/live/75
TV2 HQ (djWHEAT+Slasher): http://www.own3d.tv/live/131
TV2 LQ (djWHEAT+Slasher): http://www.own3d.tv/live/132
Livestream (no cast): http://www.livestream.com/lvlup


Links: ESWC Quake, ESR Day 1, ESR Day 2
Streams: Levelup TV (HQ, LQ, mIRC), Germany GameSports TV, Russia Good Game, Ukraine ping.ua
Coverages: SK, Fnatic, EG, Tek-9, Germany Fragster, Russia CyberFight, France FFF, Poland Cybersport, China Replays, Ukraine ping.ua
Interviews: Cypher @ SK, Cooller @ fragster, Cypher & Cooller @ coverage.su
Gallery: Cooller Facebook, Fragster Thursday, Fragster Friday, Liefje, Vh
Demos & Config: gouzouboudou.free.fr
Edited by Badb0y at 08:06 CDT, 4 July 2010 - 212551 Hits
ESWC 2010 Finals: Day 2 (277 comments)
Posted by Nukm @ 04:30 CDT, 2 July 2010 - iMsg
The eswc ESWC Finals 2010 will take place from Thursday to Sunday at the New Port Bay hotel in France Disneyland Paris. All matches will be played as best-of-3. You can find the schedule below.


Links: ESWC Quake
Streams: Levelup TV (HQ, LQ, mIRC), Germany GameSports TV, Russia Good Game
Coverages: SK, Fnatic, EG, Germany Fragster, Russia CyberFight, France FFF, Poland Cybersport, China Replays, Tek-9
Interviews: Cypher @ SK, Cooller @ fragster
Gallery: Cooller Facebook, Fragster Thursday, Fragster Friday, Liefje, Vh
Demos & Config: gouzouboudou.free.fr (thursday and !friday!)
Edited by xou at 10:21 CDT, 19 July 2010 - 62159 Hits
ESWC frag movie festival entries (28 comments)
Posted by Zalon @ 04:52 CDT, 1 July 2010 - iMsg
The final 10 entries for the Electronic Sports World Cup's frag movie contest have been selected, and the voting process has started. As previously announced the creator of the winning entry will receive a prize of $5000, the winner will be announced July 4th at the ESWC World Finals in Paris.


To participate in the voting, go to the AlloCiné website and cast your vote!
Edited by xou at 08:08 CDT, 2 July 2010 - 13613 Hits
ESWC 2010 Finals: Day 1 (814 comments)
Posted by xou @ 10:14 CDT, 30 June 2010 - iMsg
The eswc ESWC Finals 2010 will take place from Thursday to Sunday at the New Port Bay hotel in France Disneyland Paris. All matches will be played as best-of-3. You can find the schedule below.

Some streaming are planned to follow the Quakelive matches: United Kingdom Levelup TV with 2GD, djWHEAT and Slasher, Germany GameSports TV with Soe (on Saturday and Sunday for Quake).


Links: ESWC
Streams: Levelup TV (HQ, LQ, mIRC), Germany GameSports TV, Russia Good Game
Coverages: SK, Fnatic, EG, Germany Fragster, Russia CyberFight, France FFF, Poland Cybersport
Interviews: Cypher @ SK
Gallery: Cooller Facebook, Fragster, Liefje
Edited by Nukm at 04:37 CDT, 2 July 2010 - 171873 Hits
Cypher: "Most comfortable... is Cooller" (78 comments)
Posted by Thorin @ 18:04 CDT, 29 June 2010 - iMsg
Over at SK Gaming the DreamHack Summer runnerup Belarus Alexei "Cypher" Yanushevsky talked in an interview about the upcoming ESWC event.

Asked how he matches up with the elite group of players composed of United States of America rapha, Poland av3k and Russia Cooller the IEM IV European champion explained:
Most comfortable for me is cooller, I've played him many times, and I have something inside which gives me opportunity to read him really well. Also I've won several times against av3k, and I also don't feel really uncomfortable playing him. At the moment only rapha gives me a hard time, I don't know much reasons, but maybe one of the reasons is that I stop believing in myself when I'm playing him, it gives him much advantage.

Cypher also gave his thoughts on why he thinks av3k can defeat rapha, which map he would remove from QuakeLive and what he likes about QuakeLive better than CPMA, the Q3 version which brought him his ESWC title in 2008.

The interview can be read at SK Gaming.
Edited by xou at 00:24 CDT, 30 June 2010 - 18196 Hits
ESWC 2010 Finals: QL Seeds & Groups (344 comments)
Posted by xou @ 11:31 CDT, 28 June 2010 - iMsg
Yesterday the organizing committee of ESWC finally released the Groups after their drawings during the weekend. Here are the seedings and the final groups for the eswc ESWC 2010 Finals Quakelive tournament:


Since there isn't any schedule published anywhere, I thought I'd repost the previsional schedule I was given by the tournament Head Admin. Since we're at it, the tournament will be using Windows XP and LCD monitors (HP L1908w).


Update: Sweden mAdix just confirmed he won't attend the ESWC 2010 finals.
Update2: ESWC forgot about Poland bodzo (doh!), he'll take mAdix' spot in Group B.
Update3: Belgium dem0n won't be able to attend because of exams.

Links: ESWC
Edited by xou at 13:08 CDT, 29 June 2010 - 77826 Hits
ESWC Sweden - Online Qualifier (158 comments)
Posted by Dronar @ 13:16 CDT, 10 June 2010 - iMsg
The online qualifer has ended! The winner of the last slot to Paris is Sweden Markus "ferus" Stenmark. ferus will accompany fazz and mAdix who qualified offline this weekend.

Final standings
cup_gold 1st: Markus "ferus" Stenmark
cup_silver 2nd: Jim "pitch" Olsson
cup_bronze 3rd: Emil "n3uro" Svensson
Edited by Nukm at 05:54 CDT, 11 June 2010 - 32176 Hits
ESWC Poland Qualifiers (110 comments)
Posted by xou @ 11:27 CDT, 5 June 2010 - iMsg
Firstly planned to be played at a LAN event, the eswc Polish ESWC Qualifier also suffered from the dramatic floods in Poland and will simply be played online. The tournament is scheduled for Saturday starting at 04:00 CDT and will use bo3 matches in a Group Stage and a Double Elimination Brackets for the Playoffs (and bo5 1-0 Grand Final). Coming from the 4 online cups, 16 players will attend this new competition in order to win the only Polish slot for the ESWC 2010 finals.


Final rankings:
1st. Poland Bogdan "bodzo" Mazur - ESWC 2010 Finals slot
2nd. Poland Mateusz "matr0x" Ozga
3rd. Poland Robert "tox1c" Kopczynski
4th. Poland Arek "rutt" Kozieradzki
5-6th. Poland Konrad "PROX" Kubal, Poland Szymon "STING" Ozga

Streams: Headshot TV, ORG-TV, holysh1t
Coverages: Groups / Brackets, Poland progames.pl, Poland cybersport.pl, Germany fragster
Links: Announcement, mIRC #eswc.pl.quakelive
Edited by xou at 21:03 CDT, 5 June 2010 - 27070 Hits
ESWC Sweden - LAN Completed (39 comments)
Posted by Dronar @ 11:26 CDT, 5 June 2010 - iMsg
Today fazz beat mAdix with 3-1 in maps. Both players will represent Sweden in ESWC Grand Finals in Paris this summer. fazz will get his license, travel and hotel paid. mAdix earned his license fee but has to finance travel and hotel by himself.


Since Sweden has 3 spots we will arrange an online qualifier to find the last player to send to Paris. The qualifier will take place 12:00 CDT, 10 June 2010.
To sign up for this qualifier, send an email to quake@eswcsweden.se or contact Dronar on IRC.

Links: eswcsweden.se, mIRC #eswcsweden.se
Edited by xou at 14:05 CDT, 5 June 2010 - 11220 Hits
ESWC 2010 Finals: 6 more invitations (82 comments)
Posted by xou @ 17:48 CDT, 2 June 2010 - iMsg
Tonight the ESWC committee finally announced the eswc ESWC 2010 Finals invitations for the countries without qualifiers. For Quakelive, 6 players were selected instead of initially 3, which is already a good news. And the total numbers of players in the Quakelive tournament is now 20 with a 2nd slot for Russia. Here are the 6 players chosen "regarding their past achievement in previous international competitions":
United States of America DaHanG
Germany k1llsen
Italy stermy
Austria noctis
Spain Sl1p
Belgium dem0n

The Swedish and Polish qualifiers should be played this week. About the English qualifier I still cannot find any informations.

Link: Announcement
Edited by xou at 17:54 CDT, 2 June 2010 - 18677 Hits
ESWC Frag movie competition (61 comments)
Posted by xou @ 13:05 CDT, 31 May 2010 - iMsg
If you feel like the last fatal1ty frag movie contest let you down, there might be another chance for you to win something out of a frag movie. The news is not exactly fresh, but nobody cared enough to post it on ESR already. Here is the thing: ESWC and Allo ciné (French website) are organizing a "Frag movie Festival". In clear terms that's a frag movie making contest, and that one is to be rewarded with $5,000 for the winner.
"You can submit your link by June 10th at contact@eswc.com. Then the ESWC organizing committee and Allo cine will choose the 10 best Frag Movies.
Everybody can vote for the best frag movie from June 11th to June 30th through the eswc.com or allocine.com, the winner will be known on July 4th at the World Game Show and will get back home with the $ 5,000 reward."
Link: Announcement, allocine.fr
Edited by xou at 13:06 CDT, 31 May 2010 - 15161 Hits
ESWC Russia Qualifiers (66 comments)
Posted by xou @ 05:47 CDT, 30 May 2010 - iMsg
Scheduled: 08:20 CDT, 30 May 2010 to 10:00 CDT, 30 May 2010
Schedule: Passed

The eswc ESWC Russia qualifer matches are played today at the NPCL television studio with the best Russian players from the ASUS Spring 2010: Cooller, agent, evil and volgonike

Schedule
04:00 CDT: FIFA 10
05:20 CDT: Quake Live
07:15 CDT: Warcraft 3
09:30 CDT: Counter-Strike 1.6
Links: Stream (Octoshape channel: NPLC.stream1), CyberFight coverage
Edited by xou at 05:58 CDT, 30 May 2010 - 19891 Hits
ESWC France - QL Rankings (16 comments)
Posted by xou @ 00:29 CDT, 23 May 2010 - iMsg
The French ESWC Qualifiers were played yesterday during the Coupe de France 2010 and saw 8 players attending the Quakelive tournament. The rankings of the event are as following:
cup_gold 1st. France Kevin "strenx" Baeza - 500€ + ESWC 2010 Finals slot
cup_silver 2nd. France Pierre-Emeric "l1nkje" Portier - 300€ + ESWC 2010 Finals slot
cup_bronze 3rd. France Tarek "sz" Buisson - 100€
4th. France Alexandre "GoHLink" Fouchet
5-6th. France Charles "FooX" Moriceau, France Jean-Francois "Fircrow" Trehel
7-8th. France Erwann "X-dR!L" Guyader, France Terry "KoDiz" Talond

Interesting fact: the players received their checks right after the tournament was played, and prize money should be handled the same way for the ESWC Finals.

Links: demos, Galleries: EsportsFrance, Team-aAa
Edited by xou at 01:03 CDT, 23 May 2010 - 9553 Hits
ESWC 2010 Finals: 3 more invitations (103 comments)
Posted by xou @ 19:32 CDT, 14 May 2010 - iMsg
The Organizing Committee for the ESWC 2010 Finals decided to grant exceptional autoberths for players and teams left without a qualifier in their countries. This should compensate for the lack of partners in some countries during the resconstruction of the qualifying circuits. For now, the Quakelive tournament is set for 16 players including 3 exceptional autoberths. This leaves 3 slots for the following players who recently attended LAN events (list isn't exhaustive): DaHanG, noctis, stermy, Jibo, chance, Griffin, Vo0, k1llsen, calipt, draven or spammah.

The deadline to send the applications is fixed to the 28th of May. The players will be selected according to their "achievements, motivation and capacity to attend" the event. The list of selected ones will be announced on May 31th.
"Invited participants will only have to pay their travel to Paris. ESWC will provide complimentary accommodation (bed and breakfast) from June 30th (arrival) to July 5th (departure). All invited players and teams will have to set their journey and secure their travel before June 10th."

Source: ESWC.com, ESWC Quakelive
Edited by xou at 19:33 CDT, 14 May 2010 - 20055 Hits
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