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    The Electronic Sports World Cup, an international meet for the world’s best video game players, will be held for the first time at Disneyland Paris by Games Solution.  It will take place from June 30 to July 4, 2010, and will gather the 600 best players and teams on the planet to compete for cash prizes in tournaments for both console and PC games including Counter Strike, Quake and Guitar Hero.

    The 2010 program will include five tournaments for console games and five tournaments for PC games: Counter Strike, Counter Strike (women’s tournament), Warcraft 3: Frozen Throne, Trackmania ESWC, Quake, Defense of the Ancient, Need for Speed: Shift, Street Fighter IV, FIFA 10 and Guitar Hero.  Beyond the battle for bragging rights of “World Champion” in their discipline, each tournament champion will win a share of the $213,500 available in cash prizes.

    The qualification system often depends on the number of contestants and on how much interest electronic sports can spark in the country, as well as on the quality of the national organizations involved.  Some countries like Denmark have high-level players but do not have major local tournaments, and have thus been deprived of ESWC qualifications for years, while other countries like the United Kingdom boast a very active national community and wide-scale events, but have never succeeded in placing a single player in the finals.

    The ESWC will be establishing its quarters in Disney’s Newport Bay Club Convention Centre at Disneyland Paris.  The event will be broadcast to over 50 countries and live online at the Electronic Sports World Cup website.

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