Electronic Sports World Cup hands out $400,000

Made in Brazil bags the headline Counter-Strike prize in three days of gaming competition in Paris.

The Electronic Sports World Cup took place in Paris over the weekend, with some frantic multiplayer action across a number of disciplines. The event, whose worldwide sponsor is Nvidia, offered $400,000 in prizes and was played by gamers from across the world.

The lion's share of the prize money was awarded to players of Counter-Strike, with team Made in Brazil coming in first and taking $52,000, Fnatic taking second place and $36,000, and ALTERNATE aTTaX coming third and winning $24,000.

There was also a female-only Counter-Strike competition, for which Best of the Best took home $13,000. The Quake IV discipline was won by Winz; Warcraft III by Lucifer; Trackmania by Carl; and Pro Evolution Soccer 5 by Spank. The teams were awarded $13,000 for their victories. The top eight placements in each discipline won prizes, with a minimum cash reward of $2,000.

This year is the fourth time the Electronic Sports World Cup has taken place, with preliminary rounds and regional finals taking place all around the world in the buildup to the finals in Paris. More details on the event can be found on the official ESWC Web site.

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21 comments
suicidepickles
suicidepickles

too bad they don't pay me nothing when I capture a sektoid live in x-com ufo defense =(

masterphomieg
masterphomieg

that would be awesome if the released a video on here about that.

Reetesh
Reetesh

Cool!! minimum $2000 thats awesome!!

anyulled
anyulled

gamespot guys: are you gonna let people track this competition??

_Sam_
_Sam_

That's a nice wod of cash!

rynmls
rynmls

i hope i can have that job...

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

these guys are professionals,lucky for them.

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

winning money for playing games........ that is so awesome

The_Wraith17
The_Wraith17

Who would have thought.. $400,000 for shooting people in a game... amazing!

mrblah00
mrblah00

Its good to see Pro Evolution on there instead of FIFA. Atleast these people take their gaming competitions seriously rather than just being bought out by EA to hold an event. Score one for the underdog!

BrUnOdeFeNiX
BrUnOdeFeNiX

É o meu País!!CS and PES são mto jogados e tem milhares de jogadores excelente.Queria participar do CS mais estou 100 time.!

A7Xfan
A7Xfan

MLG needs Counter-Strike Source. These guys and MLG should be affiliated to have a gaming World Cup. Only it'd happen evrey year

neerajkumar_4
neerajkumar_4

i wanted to participate in the locals...but my CS members betrayed me :( :cry:

NeDi2004
NeDi2004

coolers, would be great fun to talk part inone of these!

fearlex
fearlex

i wish i can play someday in those contests !!!!

BenderUnit22
BenderUnit22

I only know fnatic, attax and lucifer. Good to know that the best of the best are the best though^^

Black_Sage89
Black_Sage89

:( I wish I got money for pwning at games.