Early today, ESWC announced the opening of registration for ESWC 2011. According to the official release, the event will once again be held in France, however the actual venue, city and date is not yet known. Unlike last year, the event will be held towards the end of 2011 as opposed to the summer.
Also, the ESWC has announced a $6,500 increase in prize money, from $213,500 to $220,000. The official press release can be found below:
Orléans, France – December 2nd, 2010
The best gamers all around the world will be able to enter in a new ESWC season and try to qualify for the 8th Electronic Sports World Cup™ 2011 Grand Final (ESWC 2011).
The Grand Final will be held in France by the end of the next year (November/December 2011). Final date and venue will be announced early 2011.
The ESWC 2011 will reward winners with a total prize of $220,000. In 2010, Games-Solution was the first company in electronic sport that used a bank guaranty to insure players they will get their recompense. Following the success that the community shown for this process, the same system will be settled this year.
The games selection is still in process and will be announced soon but every player interested in participating in ESWC preliminaries can from now register and sign up for their national preliminaries here.
The ESWC organizing committee
More information about the event and information on signing up can be found by clicking here.