ESWC 2008 GRAND FINAL - DRAW POOLS SYSTEM

Paris, August 15 2008 - The Organizing Committee of ESWC has established the draw pools for the tournaments that will be used to seed the top players and team in the groups of the first group stage.

Attendees are initially placed in the tournament through a random draw. Players and teams are placed in two to three different seed pools depending on the game (top, high and medium) while others are placed in a challenger’s pool. Each group is then randomly composed by one participant from each seed pool, and two to three from the challenger’s pool depending on the tournament. When a participant is drawn and his nationality is already represented in the group, the participant is put aside and another participant is drawn. For the last group, if participants with the same nationality are drawn, they are not put aside and remain in the same group.

Participants are seeded into the draw pools according to their results in previous editions of the Electronic Sports World Cup, ESWC Masters of Paris, National Final and other major competitions.

Counter-Strike tournament

(8 groups of 5 teams, two first teams qualified for second group stage)

Top seeds

eStro (South Korea)

Fnatic (Sweden)

Made in Brazil (Brazil)

mortal Teamwork (Denmark)

mousesports (Germany)

PGS-MYM (Poland)

Roccat (Finland)

SK-Gaming (Sweden)

High seeds

Alternate (Germany)

emulate (France)

Eyesports (Russia)

Frag Executor (Poland)

pro100 (Ukraine)

Team Dignitas (United Kingdom)

wNv (China)

x3o (U.S.A.)

Medium seeds

Dragon (China)

Evil Geniuses (U.S.A.)

LowLandLions (Belgium)

Mafia of Brothers (U.S.A.)

Millenium (France)

Motus (Canada)

Nfaculty (Germany)

Vatos Locos (Greece)

Challengers

Assassin List (U.A.E.)

Defining Stars (Portugal)

Incredible (Pakistan)

Libya CS (Libya)

Make it Happen (Ecuador)

Mindless (Venezuela)

Name (Tunisia)

Nice One (Venezuela)

Punto.CL (Chile)

qTp (Panama)

Speeder (Japan)

Team 34 (U.S.A.)

Winners (Tunisia)

Xuxan (Peru)

Counter-Strike Women tournament

(4 groups of 4 teams, two first teams qualified for second group stage)

Top seeds

EHONOR (China)

emuLate (France)

Les Seules (Sweden)

SK Gaming (U.S.A.)

High seeds

badGirlsclan (Spain)

forZe.female (Russia)

mousesports (Germany)

Nasty (Brazil)

Challengers

Be Eezy (U.S.A.)

Evil Geniuses (U.S.A.)

n!faculty (Germany)

Shara.Bros (Russia)

Strong Ladies (Chile)

Synonyme Intelligence (Venezuela)

Defense of The Ancients tournament

(4 groups of 4 teams, two first teams qualified for second group stage)

Top seeds

Evil Geniuses (U.S.A.)

Jukes on You (U.S.A.)

SK Gaming (Sweden)

The Elder Gods (Romania)

High seeds

Meet Your Makers (Denmark)

Kingsurf (Malaysia)

Serious Gaming (France)

XCN (Indonesia)

Challengers

Fear the spoon (Brazil)

Nafu (Canada)

No Way (Tunisia)

Rushed3D (Russia)

S3X (Pakistan)

TYM (Tunisia)

Zenith (Singapore)

Quake 3 Arena tournament

(8 groups of 4 players, two first players qualified for second group stage)

Top seeds

av3k (Poland)

Cooller (Russia)

Cypher (Belarus)

czm (U.S.A.)

Fox (Sweden)

Noctis (Austria)

RazerJ (China)

Zero4 (U.S.A.)

High seeds

If-22 (The Netherlands)

K1llsen (Germany)

Linkin (France)

Matr0x (Poland)

Nike (Russia)

Rapha (U.S.A.)

Strenx (France)

Vo0 (Netherlands)

Challengers

Ali Nab (Egypt)

Bono (Canada)

Chance (U.S.A.)

ddk (United Kingdom)

Destrukt (U.S.A.)

Griffin (Canada)

Hunter (Ukraine)

Impulse (Belgium)

Krysa (Czech Republic)

Spammah (U.A.E.)

toxter (Germany)

Xgo (Slovenia)

Warcraft 3 tournament

(8 groups of 5 players, two first players qualified for second group stage)

Top seeds

Grubby (Netherlands)

Lyn (South Korea)

Moon (South Korea)

Sky (China)

SoJu (South Korea)

Th000 (China)

ToD (France)

WhO (South Korea)

High seeds

FiX (Ukraine)

Happy (Russia)

Hasuobs (Germany)

HoT (Ukraine)

Reign (South Korea)

SaSe (Sweden)

TeD (China)

Wolf (France)

Medium seeds

Demuslim (United Kingdom)

Dowaq (Sweden)

Miou (Germany)

Paladyn (Poland)

Quai (Russia)

Rotterdam (Netherlands)

Sonkie (U.S.A.)

Zeus (Croatia)

Challengers

Bonecracker (Czech Republic)

CK (Nigeria)

Coup (Slovenia)

Cypress (U.A.E.)

Darkdancer (Libya)

Dark Scorpion (Saudi Arabia)

Dave (Switzerland)

Firestrike (Austria)

Guesswho (Egypt)

Hasuelf (Canada)

Lanwilliam (Venezuela)

Paulyan (Malaysia)

Shriek (U.S.A.)

Werdnaajt (U.S.A.)

The draw of tournament’s group stage will take place on August 18th from 3pm CET to 5pm CET. For Trackmania Nations Forever the tournament will start with a qualification session on Monday August 25th which will define the seeding and drawing in the double elimination bracket.


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