On the road to the World Cup 2012
The 9th edition of the the Electronic Sports World Cup will be taking place from July to October 2012 with the international qualifying phase, and from November 1st to 4th for the international Grand Final, organized for the second successive year during Paris Games Week, in Hall 1 at Porte de Versailles in Paris, France.
Games titles have already been selected as official disciplines for the ESWC 2012:
- Starcraft 2 © Activision Blizzard, 1v1 on PC, real time strategy (RTS)
- Dota 2 © Valve Software, 5v5 on PC, multiplayer battle arena (MOBA)
- ShootMania Storm © Nadeo Ubisoft, 3v3 on PC, multiplayer action game (FPS)
- TrackMania Nations © Nadeo Ubisoft, 1v3 on PC, racing game simulation
- FIFA 13 © EA Sports, 1v1 on console, soccer simulation
- Tekken™ Tag Tournament 2 © NAMCO BANDAI Games, 1v1 on console, versus fighting
Beside the official competitions, the ESWC will feature additional tournaments during the Paris Games Week:
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive © Valve Software, for international teams
- Trackmania Canyon © Nadeo Ubisoft, for international players
Additional games, tournaments or show matches may be announced in the coming weeks. The organization of the preliminary trials will be announced separately by territory. For France, there will be qualifying tournaments in September and October, and during the 2 first days of Paris Games Week (October 31st and November 1st).