ESWC 2015 LAN-finals coverage
One of the largest tournaments of this summer - ESWC 2015 will be held in Canadian city of Montreal on 9-12 July. Sixteen teams from all over the world will be competing over the big prize pool of $ 150 000, $ 75 000 of which are spent as travel support for the teams. The games will begin on 10 July 16:00 CEST.
Final placements of the Top 8 teams
Place — Natus Vincere — 30 000 $
Place — Cloud 9 — 15 000 $
- Place — FlipSid3, EnVyUs — 8 000 $
- Place — Liquid, SK Gaming, NiP, Renegades — 3 500 $
13th of July
- 01:45 - That concludes the report from ESWC 2015. Today our team won another significant trophy and became the strongest! Thank you to all those who, for several sleepless nights, suffered and suffered with us for your favorite team! The next tournament in which our players will perform, will be FACEIT League 2015 Stage 2. So very soon we will be able to, once again, enjoy the games of our favorite team. See you later!
- 01:35 - The boys definitely deserved to take the grand prize!!! Another trophy goes to Kiev, Ukraine!
- 01:29 - flamie is happy about the win:
WWWWOHO :)— Egor Vasilyev (@flamieCS) 12 июля 2015
- 01:23 - Natus Vincere are your ESWC Montreal 2015 champions!!! Congratulations, guys!!!
- 01:21 - One match-point left ...
- 01:19 - Two match-points seperates the boys from the championship ...
- 01:14 - Score is 13:13. The match continues to be intense. Now it's Cloud9's turn to take a pause.
- 00:55 - The pause has paid off - the guys are back in the game! The teams are changing sides now.
- 00:42 - Not the game our guys wanted to have on de_overpass. The team decides to take a timeout.
- 00:31 - The pistol round could not be won by the Natus Vincere players.
- 00:29 - The Na'Vi CS:GO boys win the knife round and decide to start on CT side.
- 00:20 - Our FIFA player Yozhyk keeps his fingers crossed and wishes our CS:GO team only the best for the last and decisive map!
- 00:14 - It was a fierce fight but in the end Cloud9 snatches victory. Now everything will be decided on de_overpass!
12th of July
and btw, looks like so many teams will change lineup after this tournament but i dont know how they will go to @FACEIT Finals in 3 days— Denis Kostin (@seizedwf) 12 июля 2015
GG! we are in final! in 2 hours we will play against Cloud9 at final!— Denis Kostin (@seizedwf) 12 июля 2015
GG & WP! We are in grand-final against @Cloud9gg Really excited to play against them.— Egor Vasilyev (@flamieCS) 12 июля 2015
- - Now we are waiting for the match between Natus Vincere and FlipSid3 to start! We would like to remind you that FlipSid3 are playing with a stand-in.
- 03:25 - It was a very good day! Good night!
- 03:20 - And now we know all matches which will be played tomorrow: Cloud 9 agaisnt EnVyUs, and Natus Vincere vs FlipSid3.
- 03:14 - Natus Vincere won the match 2:0! Good job, guys.
- 03:05 - First half ends in Na`Vi`s favor. Pistol round is also won by Natus Vincere!
- 02:45 - Match has already started! Na`Vi won the pistol round!
- 02:42 - Team is ready to win!
- 03:32 - Na`Vi won the first map. Next map will be de_train.
11th of July
- 21:40 - ESWC difficulties occured because of repeated DDOS attacks. Now the match is unpaused and problems seem to be solved.
As you've seen on streams, repeated DDOS attacks are preventing our event to run smoothly. We're working hard to get things back to normal.— ESWC (@esworldcup) 11 июля 2015
- 03:10 - That concludes the report from the first day of the ESWC 2015. Na'Vi will play the last quarterfinal against Renegades. Kick-off is scheduled for 23:30.
- 03:06 - The miracle did not happen. EnVyUs beat CLG with a score of 16:10.
- 02:58 - Renegades wins against Bravado with a score of 16:5. If the last match between EnVyUs and CLG ends in the favour of the US team, then three teams of Group D will have 6 points!
- 02:54 - The match between SK Gaming against Titan ended. The Danish team won 16:8. Because of that the French are out of the tournament.
- 02:50 - The team is very happy:
3-0 in groups! GG WP— Egor Vasilyev (@flamieCS) 11 июля 2015
- 02:46 - Natus Vincere defeats Luminosity 16:7 and take first place in group!
- 02:10 - First half was won by Natus Vincere.
- 02:10 - Match was started! Na`Vi won pistol round. GuardiaN got 4 kills!
- 01:30 - flamie on twitter:
- 01:25 - Last mach for Na`Vi today will be against Luminosity, who are now playing versus SK Gaming.
- 01:16 - Natus Vincere won against there opponents with a score of 16:2. Again Edward presented us a beautifull moment! He won a 1vs3 situation.
- 01:12 - Na`Vi just destroyed Titan in first-half, and an HE grenade from Edward became «The best moment of match»!
- 00:49 - Match was started! Pistol round was won by Titan.
- 00:30 - All players are already on the server. We are waiting for the start of the match. Map will be de_mirage.
10th of July
- 23:58 - Titan beat Luminosity with a score of 16:7. We look forward to the match against the French team.
- 23:23 - There are problems in the match between CLG vs Renegades as well. Game was paused.
- 22:59 - The French and the Americans are having some difficulties in their match. Therefore the match is paused for now.
- 22:57 - Meanwhile, flamie said the following on Twitter:
Won first map vs @SKGaming Hard to play but I'm trying what I can,also can't play 1920,using 800x600— Egor Vasilyev (@flamieCS) 10 июля 2015
- 22:55 - The next match of our guys will be against Titan. The French guys are still playing their match against the American team Luminosity, so that Zeus and his team mates can relax a bit.
- 22:46 - What a nice start! Na`Vi takes a convincing 16:8 win over SK. Good job from our guys!
- 22:35 - The first half of the match ends in our favor with a 9:6 score.
- 22:10 - The first match betweenNatus Vincere and SK has started! Let's keep our fingers crossed!
- 21:10 - Natus Vincere players - seized and flamie, are already in the gaming zone. Guys didn't have the time to rest after their flight, so the first few matches can be quite tought.
20:50 - NiP is a leader of group B. Team Liquid advances as 2nd. Waiting for the matches of our guys from Natus Vincere.
- 20:50 - Cloud 9 clinches the 10:16 win over FlipSid3. Thus, Americans advance as 1st of group A, and Ukrainians as 2nd.
- 20:33 - FlipSid3 wins the first half on de_cache. That is a good result, considering they started as the Terrorist faction.
- 20:10 - The decisive match in Group A has started. FlipSid3 wins the pistol round.
- 19:50 - seized and flamie are already in Montreal at the passport control in the airport.
passport control in Montreal pic.twitter.com/1n0Tby7lqL— Denis Kostin (@seizedwf) 10 июля 2015
- 19:37 - NiP didn't give the Americans of Team Liquid any chance. 16:2 in favor of Swedish players.
- 19:32 - According to SK Gaming's Friis group «D» is - the hardest in this tournament.
- 19:23 - Cloud9 defeats Keyd Stars 16:6. Next match will be FlipSid3 Tactics vs Cloud9.
- 19:07 - FlipSid3 defeats their opponent 16:4 and the are now leading their group.
- 19:00 - FlipSid3 wins the first half 12:3.
- 18:40 - FlipSid3 is playing against Boreal eSports now! If the Ukrainen team wins, they will advance to the playoffs!
- 18:20 - Meanwhile Cloud9 and NiP smash their opponents with the same score - 16:4.
- 18:15 - FlipSid3 managed to win the match against Keyd Stars with a score of 16:13. The Ukrainian team was fighting for every round and it was a close game, but a successful half on the defender side secured their win. A very strong opponent was defeated by FlipSid3.
- 17:53 - Keyd Stars managed to take the lead in the first half of the match.
- 17:30 - The first ESWC match between Keyd Stars and FlipSid3 has already kicked off. Do not forget that the Ukrainian team is playing with a stand-in.
- 16:50 - As usual, every major tournament starts with a delay, but organizers claim that the first games will start in 15 minutes:
The tournament will start in 15 minutes, our apologies for the delay.— ESWC (@esworldcup) 10 июля 2015
- 16:35 - Two players of Na'Vi's CS:GO team are on their way to Canada:
— Egor Vasilyev (@flamieCS) 10 июля 2015
— Denis Kostin (@seizedwf) 10 июля 2015
- 16:30 - Good evening, dear friends! We start reporting from ESWC 2015. Today the group stage of the championship will be played. The matches of Groups A and B will begin very soon! Matches of Natus Vincere are scheduled for 21:30 CEST.
9th of July
- — seized and flamie successfully obtained their visa and will participate in the tournament. For more information, you can read this news.
- — See the first video from Canada on our Youtube channel.
- — In this album you can find all the photos from Montreal in Canada.
Firday, 10 July
|Group А||Group В|
|1st round. Time: 16:00 CEST / 10:00 EDT|
|Cloud9 [16:4] Boreal eSports||NiP [16:4] QEEYOU|
|FlipSid3 [16:13] Keyd Stars||Liquid [16:13] LDLC White|
|Cloud9 [16:6] Keyd Stars||NiP [16:8] LDLC White|
|Boreal eSports [4:16] FlipSid3||QEEYOU [6:16] Liquid|
|Cloud9 [16:10] FlipSid3||NiP [16:2] Liquid|
|Keyd Stars [16:03] Boreal eSports||LDLC White [13:16] QEEYOU|
|Group C||Group D|
|1st round. Time: 21:30 CEST / 15:30 EDT|
|Na`Vi [16:8] SK Gaming||EnVyUs [16:3] Bravado|
|Titan [16:7] Luminosity||CLG [13:16] Renegades|
|Na`Vi [16:7] Luminosity||EnVyUs [16:6] Renegades|
|SK Gaming [16:8] Titan||Bravado [7:16] CLG|
|Na`Vi [16:2] Titan||EnVyUs [16:10] CLG|
|Luminosity [11:16] SK Gaming||Renegades [16:5] Bravado|
Saturday, 11 July
1st quarterfinal 16:00 CEST Cloud9 [2:0] Team Liquid
2nd quarterfinal 18:30 CEST EnvyUs [2:0] SK Gaming
3rd quarterfinal 21:00 CEST NiP [1:2] FlipSid3
4th quarterfinal 23:30 CEST Na'Vi [2:0] Renegades
Sunday, 12 July
1st semifinal 16:00 CEST Cloud9 [2:0] EnvyUs
2nd semifinal 18:30 CEST Na`Vi [2:0] FlipSid3
Final 23:00 CEST Cloud9 [1:2] Na'Vi
- Group stage - each team plays against each team (bo1 format); two strongest teams of the group get to play off.
- Play off - is held under the single elimination system (olympic system). The format of the matches is bo3.
- Grand final is held in bo5.
- Montreal is the largest city of Québec province and the second largest city of Canada. It was initially called Ville-Marie (the city of Mary). The name Montreal derived from "Mont Royal" hill ("royal mountain"), located in the center of the city.
The winner of the last year tournament
- Last year fnatic won the tournament, having defeated the French team LDLC and got $ 20 000 as a prize pool. The total prize pool was $ 50 000 then.
Prize pool ($ 150 000)*
place — 30 000 $
place — 15 000 $
- places — 8 000 $
- places — 3 500 $
* Half of the sum (75 000 $) is provided as travel-support
List of participants
- Natus Vincere: Zeus, Edward, GuardiaN, seized, flamie
- FlipSid3 Tactics: B1ad3, bondik, WorldEdit, markeloff, s1mple
- NiP: friberg, GeT_RiGhT, f0rest, Xizt, allu
- SK Gaming: AcilioN, Berry, Friis, SandeN, Tenzki
- Team EnVyUs: shox, kioShiMa, NBK, SmithZz, Happy
- LDLC White: bodyy, Fuk5, to1nou, DEVIL, matHEND
- Titan: kennyS, RpK, Ex6TenZ, Maniac, apEX
- Cloud9: sg@res, n0thing, fREAKAZOID, Skadoodle, shroud
- Luminosity: pyth, anger, ptr, NAF-FLY, LeX
- Team Liquid: adreN, nitr0, FugLy, EliGE, flowsicK
- CLG: reltuC, Hazed, ptr, tarik, FNS
- QEEYOU: advent, aumaN, MoriartyS, zhonG, Reaction
- Bravado Gaming: Detrony, deviaNt, racno, Lighter, Flarez
- Keyd Stars: FalleN, steel, zqkS, fer, boltz
- Renegades: Spunj, Havoc, Yam, AZR, jks
- Ze PuG GODZ: n0swal, fruit, saV, maxmeister, MARIO