Dailymotion Teams Up with ESWC for North American and European Dota2™ Qualifiers

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Dailymotion, the world’s second largest video platform, is partnering with the Electronic Sports World Cup (ESWC) to show live, and on demand, the qualifying rounds from this pioneering video games competition.

ESWC is a worldwide gaming competition held every year for the last decade. It begins locally with national qualifying, and culminates with The ESWC Grand Final, organised in Paris, France, from October 30th to November 3rd, gathering all the best competitors from each country at a live show. The final is lauded around the world for its organisation and ability to put on a good show for spectators.

Dailymotion will exclusively stream the Dota2 ESWC Qualifiers for Europe and North America in September and October 2013.

  • North American teams will compete on September 27, 28, 29
  • European teams will compete on October 3, 4, 5, 6

The best games of the two international tournaments will be streamed on Dailymotion. The casters and other details are soon to be announced on http://dailymotion.eswc.com/en/cups/1191-na-qualifier

Each qualifier will feature an Open Tournament for up to 512 teams followed by a Play-offs reserved for the best 4 teams of the Open and pre-selected teams.

At the end of the competitions, each qualifier will grant two slots for the ESWC Grand Final, where the winning team will receive flights to Paris and hotel accommodation during the Grand Final sponsored by Dailymotion.

Marc Eychenne, Head of International Content at Dailymotion, said:

“Dailymotion is delighted to extend its partnership with ESWC to offer the best American and European Dota 2 teams the chance to win a fully covered qualification slot for the ESWC Grand Final in Paris. Dailymotion is one of the best places to watch the world’s greatest gamers compete online and we are sure our 115 million viewers will enjoy this great event and see how much Dailymotion is involved in e-sports.”

The 4 qualifying teams will be able to compete in the ESWC Grand Final including :

  • Dota2 Final played on the giant ESWC Stage in front of 3,000 people on November 3rd
  • Multi-languages live streams available on Dailymotion and ESWC.com during the whole tournament
  • Cash Prize of 111,000.00 US$, including 25,000.00 US$ for the Dota2 tournament

Information on the Dota2 Qualifiers and qualified teams: http://www.eswc.com/en/2013/game/dota2

About the ESWC

Electronic Sports World Cup™ (ESWC), pioneered and iconic global competition of video games, federates, in over 50 countries, organizations convinced that gaming champions are genuine athletes, precursors of their generation and new sports of the XXIst century. The ESWC starts each year with national and regional qualifiers, to end with a World Final gathering all the champions for tournaments designed as live shows. The ESWC is run and owned by Oxent (www.oxent.net). More information on http://www.eswc.com

About Dailymotion

Dailymotion has 115 million unique visitors generating over 2.5 billion video views every month according to Comscore (May 2013). It is ranked the 31st most visited website in the world. Using the most advanced technology for both users and content creators, Dailymotion provide high‐quality and HD video in a fast, easy‐to‐use online service that also automatically filters infringing material as notified by content owners. Offering 34 localised versions in 16 different languages, Dailymotion mission is to provide the best possible entertainment experience for users and the best marketing opportunities for advertisers, while respecting content protection. For further information, please visit www.dailymotion.com.