ESWC 2016: ANOX and Team LDLC made our way to the main stage

14 September 2016

The three qualifiers was attended by 16 teams, which were placed in a double-elimination grid. Place in French LAN-only event battered victor regional qualification, with getting to the championship finalist from the bottom of the grid needed to win in 2 bo3-series.

Qualifying for the Western European team won renovated Team LDLC, which includes the former leader G2 Esports - Kevin «Ex6TenZ» Drolans. The French team beat Red Instinct in the last match of the top grid, but their opponents were able to reach the grandfinal and win in the first series - 16: 6 on de_nuke and de_cache. Next bo3 stood out where tension: Red Instinct took de_cobblestone with a score of 16:14 and stopped in two rounds by success in de_cache, but decisive de_overpass Team LDLC defeated their less experienced opponents - 16: 2 and a slot in the ESWC.

ESWC organizers have decided to join the team from Eastern Europe and Southern Europe in the same qualification. Here, one of the favorites of qualifying tournament Team Kinguin first stumbled into the match with ANOX in the upper bracket semi-finals, and then suddenly lost tengri and lost his chance of a quota. Confrontation between the two teams from the CIS region went through a similar scenario: Kazakhs took the starting bo3, and then won only de_train in the second series, and gave way ticket to Paris ANOX.

Electronic Sports World Cup - one of the oldest eSports tournaments. The first event series was held back in 2003. It is noteworthy that the ESWC organizers are not moved away from the concept of the World Cup and continue to hold qualifications from different continents. This year in Paris will be awarded $ 75 000. ESWC 2016 will be held October 27-31.