The esports world cup was renamed to Electronic Sports World Convention (ESWC). The annual gaming championship is a competition among international professional players from some of the most popular video games. It is the most viewed e-sports event in the world.
The company responsible for creating the tournament is called Ligarena. The French-based company had been in the gaming industry for quite some time before opting to scale in 2003. ESWC was later acquired by an agency that specializes in esports, called Oxent.
Games played in ESWC
The featured games in FIFA eWorld Cup tournaments usually change for each tournament. Ideally, the most popular and competitive games at the time of the event typically get featured.
Some of the games featured several times over the years include FIFA, Counter-Strike, WarCraft, Trackmania Nations, Dota, and Call of Duty. The amount offered as prize money for the winners usually varies each year. In most years, the top four winners all receive prizes.
ESWC top rated countries
The easiest way of rating the countries that have ever participated in ESWC events is by the number of medals they have won. France holds the first position with a whopping total of 62 medals, 23 of them being gold medals.
In second place is the United States, with 13 gold medals and a total of 30. Sweden is at a close third, with 12 gold medals and a total of 35 medals. The fifth is Poland, with five gold medals, three silver medals, and three bronze medals. Only 32 of all the countries that have ever been represented in the tournament have won one or more medals.
ESWC top players
The top ESWC player is Ilyes Satouri, who uses player ID Stephano. He has won a total of over $34,000. He is closely followed by Grzegorz Komincz, who has $32,000 in winnings. Michael Bignet, Alexei Yanushevsky, and Bruce Grannec have $25,333, $24,500, and $24,000, respectively.