Games-Services and E-SPORTS SERVICES announced today the kick-off of the Electronic Sports World Cup US Qualifiers
, which will be played online from April 7th to June 5th, 2008. The winners of the qualifying tournaments will represent the USA at the 6th edition of the ESWC Grand Final 2008 taking place in the Official Host City of San Jose, California from August 25th to 27th.
The Grand Final will gather 800 champions from over 50 countries with the support of NVIDIA, the Main and Worldwide Partner.
Tournament spots are limited and registration begins March 24th for all game disciplines. Matches will be played starting April 7th. More than 1,200 top-level video game players will battle during two months on secured servers for a chance to win a spot on Team USA.
The following official ESWC game disciplines will be represented: * Counter-Strike 1.6
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128 teams in / 2 slots for ESWC * Counter-Strike 1.6 Women
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16 teams in / 2 slots for ESWC * Defense of the Ancient (DoTA)
64 teams in / 2 slots for ESWC * Warcraft III TFT
32 players in / 2 slots for ESWC * Trackmania Nations
128 players in / 2 slots for ESWC * Quake III Arena
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32 players in / 2 slots for ESWC
Qualifying teams and players will receive a travel allowance to participate at the ESWC Grand Final from August 24-27. The City of San Jose, an Official Partner of the global operations, will provide four days of accommodations for the US and International champions at the best downtown hotels.
For registration information and rules, please visit http://www.eswc-usa.com
Registrations Opening: March 24th
Registrations Closing: April 4th
First Games: April 7th
National Final Four: June 2nd – June 5th
For more info about Electronic Sports World Cup, please visit http://www.eswc.com
For more info about the City of San Jose, please visit http://www.sanjose.org