ESWC, here we come

DotA Vincent “em0_llama” Nunes
The joint dream of all DotA fans and players alike came true when the organizers of ESWC announced DotA as one of the games for 2010.


The Electronic Sports World Cup 2010 will be held in Disneyland, Paris and will boast a prize pool of $213,500, which will be divided by the World Champions and their challengers in seven different tournaments.

As with other games, the DotA division of ESWC will comprise of regional qualifiers from 32 different countries, with the winners of each participating in the grand final. The winners will earn themselves $14 000 as well being named the official DotA World Cup holders. The only division with a bigger prize pool is the Counter Strike 1.6 Men's competition.

It has not been said how the tournament will be structured, but it is probably safe to assume that it will follow a similar structure to games such as Counter Strike 1.6.

It is implied that the addition of DotA to ESWC is primarily due to the major push and support shown by the community around the world. Fans will be glad to hear that all their hours spent posting, writing letters and vouching for DotA have not been in vain.

This is a big step for DotA as a profession, as well as the community as a whole. A much needed thumbs up must go to all the DotA fans out there, for they have stuck it out and supported DotA through thick and thin, allowing it to reclaim its spot at this prestigious tournament.

Others games added include Quake Live and Guitar Hero replaces DJ Hero.

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Vincent “em0_llama” Nunes
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