The First ESWC Masters of Paris

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Games-Services announced today that the upcoming world class event“Mondial du Gaming” (international gaming show organized from 4 to 6 of July 2008 in Paris Bercy) will host the first ESWC Masters of the history of Electronic Sports World Cup.

The ESWC Masters of Paris will gather French champions and selected international champions in thrilling showcased tournaments that will reward their winners with prize money and autoberths for the ESWC Grand Final 2008. Tournaments will be played on high-end computers provided by the Official Partners Packard Bell and Intel. Selected matches will be played on stage. The event will be open to spectators.

All the official ESWC disciplines will be played. ESWC Masters are allowed to welcome a maximum of¼ of local champions and a minimum of¾ of international champions.

Counter-Strike 1.6© Valve Software

The tournament will gather 20 teams:

    <*>4 French teams (TOP 4 from ESWC France ranking on June 4th) <*>16 International teams (through candidate application) <*>3 autoberths to win for the ESWC Grand Final

Counter-Strike 1.6 Women© Valve Software

The tournament will gather 12 teams (women only):

    <*>2 French teams (TOP 2 from ESWC France ranking on June 4th) <*>10 International teams (through candidate application) <*>2 autoberths to win for the ESWC Grand Final


Defense of The Ancients© Blizzard

The tournament will gather 12 teams:

    <*>2 French teams (TOP 2 from ESWC France ranking on June 4th) <*>10 International teams (through candidate application) <*>2 autoberths to win for the ESWC Grand Final

Warcraft III TFT© Blizzard

The tournament will gather 20 players:

    <*>4 French champions (TOP 4 from ESWC France ranking on June 4th) <*>16 International champions (through candidate application) <*>3 autoberths to win for the ESWC Grand Final

Trackmania Nations© Nadeo

The tournament will gather 20 players:

    <*>4 French champions (TOP 4 from ESWC France ranking on June 4th) <*>16 International champions (through candidate application) <*>3 autoberths to win for the ESWC Grand Final

Quake III Arena© ID Software

The tournament will gather 20 players:

    <*>4 French champions (TOP 4 from ESWC France ranking on June 4th) <*>16 International champions (through candidate application) <*>3 autoberths to win for the ESWC Grand Final

Additional Information

The international candidate applications will take place on Internet at:

http://www.eswc.com/masters/paris2008

Candidate Applications: March 20 - May 20, 2008

Announcement of International Selection: Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Announcement of French Selection: Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A prize money of 65,000$ will be offered to the tournament champions notably to help them

covering the travel expenses for the ESWC Grand Final at San José. Prize money breakdown per tournament:

Counter-Strike : 1. $12,500 / 2. $7,500 / 3. $5,000

Counter-Strike Women : 1. $7,500 / 2. $5,000

Defense of The Ancients : 1. $7,500 / 2. $5,000

Warcraft 3 : 1. $2,500 / 2. $1,500 / 3. $1,000

Trackmania Nations : 1. $2,500 / 2. $1,500 / 3. $1,000

Quake 3 : 1 $2,500 / 2. $1,500 / 3. $1,000

Masters registration fee: 50 euros per participant.

About the“Mondial du Gaming”

The“Mondial du Gaming” (international gaming show) is a world class event of video games, produced by Games-Services, from 4 to 6 of July 2008 in Paris Bercy, the outstanding location of ESWC 2006. The“Mondial du Gaming” will gather in one place for 3 days : Open Tournaments for casual gamers, a video games expo, the ESWC France finals, the ESWC Masters of Paris (PR from January 18 - http://www.eswc.com/document/7.html), The Ipowergames 2008 finals, champions matches played on several stages and many other surprises… More info coming soon on www.mondialdugaming.com and www.gaming-show.com.

Organization

Games-Services SA

10, rue d’Uzès 75002 Paris, France

Tél. : +33 1 45 08 11 36

www.games-services.com

Press Contact

Agence Initial 2D / David Heuzé

19, rue Drouot 75009 Paris, France

Tél. : +33 6 83 25 21 86

dheuze@initial2d.com

Free HD Pictures (for press only): http://www.mondialdugaming.com/presse/photos


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