Nvidia backs Electronic Sports World Cup
Graphics technology manufacturer Nvidia have today confirmed a partnership with European events organiser Ligarena, which will see the emergence of the Electronic Sports World Cup, a grand tournament which will feature gamers battling out for supremacy on a number of titles: Counter-Strike, Warcraft 3, Pro Evolution Soccer 3, and Quake 3 Arena.
The finals will be held at Futuroscope in Poitiers, France, with over 500 contestants participating having won through from 40 national qualifiers. No specific prizes have been confirmed, though last year category winners did walk away with between $10,000 and $20,000; which isn't bad for playing a few games, right?
"Gaming tournaments are rapidly growing in popularity and gathering increasing numbers of enthusiasts from across the world," enthused Nvidia's Alain Tiquet. "We're happy we can sponsor the ESWC to further promote our 'The Way It's Meant to be Played' program and give the tournament participants access to the most stable and compatible gaming platform on the market."