US Qualifiers for ESWC 2008
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 14th 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 14th. 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 © Valve Software
128 teams in / 2 slots for ESWC
* Counter-Strike 1.6 Women © Valve Software
16 teams in / 2 slots for ESWC
* Defense of the Ancient (DoTA) © Blizzard
64 teams in / 2 slots for ESWC
* Warcraft III TFT © Blizzard
32 players in / 2 slots for ESWC
* Trackmania Nations © Nadeo
128 players in / 2 slots for ESWC
* Quake III Arena © ID Software
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 11th
First Games: April 14th
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
About ESWC and GAMES-SERVICES
Games-Services is a media and production company specialized in electronic sports, video games and digital leisure since year 2000. As gaming events producer and IP owner, Games-Services has designed and manage the Electronic Sports World Cup, global video games competition in over 50 countries. Games-Services is also the producer of the “Gaming Mondial”, international open of video games of Paris Bercy for enthusiast players. As gaming services provider and content publisher, Games-Services also edits dedicated rich media and manage public and private projects inside the gaming community. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.games-services.com
About E-SPORTS SERVICES
E-SPORTS SERVICES is an event production and technologies company that specializes in video game entertainment. Driven purely by client initiatives, our mission is to facilitate direct relationships between our clients and the video gaming audience. Through innovative video game entertainment technology, specialized equipment and professional production services, E-SPORTS SERVICES is one of the most respected companies of its kind. E-SPORTS SERVICES is based in New York City, and is a partner company of E-Sports Entertainment. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.esportservices.com