A week ago the Electonic Sports Association has opened it's doors and went into public beta. ESAGamer.com is what you can call a fundraiser website with a prize distribution promise for eSports tournaments, not just for pros, but for everyone. All you need to do is put in £5 to get everything going.
Of course when a new site like this has been launched people have a lot questions. We had the chance to sit together with the director of ESA over a Skype call and ask him some questions, so we dove straight in with questions about the prize distribution.
ESAGamer.com has officially been released into open beta, meaning anyone can register. ESAGamer is a tournament site that will work with free and paid tournaments, based on subscribers. People pay a fixed fee that will be converted into prizemoney for the tournaments. The concept is fairly simple and added up 1000 subscribers will result into £5000 prize money. The more the merrier and ESAGamer guarantees prize money tournaments for low tier players as well, given that they are subscribed, of course.
Ziggy "nvc" Orzeszek has just released the DHW12 vods , which can be found on http://www.twitch.tv/dreamhackql/videos?kind=highlights. He has said more vods will be available on Youtube, to which more information will be released tomorrow. If you like nvc's work, make sure to follow him on twitter @dignitasnvc. Let's not forget @FishStix who co-casted Dreamhack Winter 2012.
In the past few months, a number of individuals in the community has discussed, planned, and tested what we all hope will bring additional energy to our beloved duel scene in Europe.
FACEIT and Kevin "strenx" Baeza are proud to officially launch a brand new series of daily cups:
Starting this month, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will feature two cups running concurrently each day. Each cup will be capped by Faceit-Rank, meaning you can join the cup only if your skill is lower or equal to the value (you can always join higher ranked cups). The prize pool will be 10$ per cup, distributed among the first places, for a total of 400$ sponsored by strenx’ project donations.
Right now the new FACEIT Cup is being played and streamed live on Own3d.tv. The cup will start every sunday 15:00 CET and will end around 23:00 CET. The events will be live casted by nVc and Zoot`, top casters from the Quake Live community and both coming from LevelUp TV. This first edition will be streamed live from a studio in Italy.
You can find FACEIT on it's own website and popular social websites, so support the cause and spread some "likes" and retweets.
Clanbase opened the sign-ups for the EC26 (for those who didn't want to bust their brain over XXVI) and they have recently made a post about the map pool. Sign-ups will stay open until the 9th of September. More notable is that the mappicks will be done by a public poll, supervised by chubz. Group stage games will be played in a Bo3 (Best of 3) format, from the playoffs on, games will be Bo5.
Read more for the map pool.