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ESWC trophy belongs to PGS, not MYM

By Michal 'Carmac' Blicharz
Aug 27, 2008 10:33

ImageAfter the final of the ESWC between PGS/MYM and eSTRO the question arose as to who actually won the event. Was it PGS Gaming or MYM?

The answer is that the Electronic Sports World Cup trophy and the right to defend it belongs to PGS Gaming.

The five Polish players that won the 2008 Grand Final in San Jose played under the name of PGS/MYM but under the license of the title holders PGS. This means that PGS, not MYM will according to the ESWC rules.

If Meet Your Makers want to compete in the ESWC 2009 Grand Final, then they will have to requalify. Meanwhile, PGS Gaming will have the right to field any Counter-Strike team they wish.

The entire story started as PGS Gaming's entire Counter-Strike lineup switched to Meet Your Makers in 2007. The official ruling by Games Services was that the right to defennd the title will stay with the organisation.

After that, Meet Your Makers failed to qualify for the ESWC 2008 Grand Final due to missing the Polish preliminary and doing badly in ESWC Masters of Paris. PGS Gaming threw the Danish organisation a lifeline offering that a team called PGS/MYM would play in San Jose.

PGS/MYM won the tournament but Meet Your Makers will not be recognised as the ESWC 2008 champion by Games Services.



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