ESWC add ShootMania to circuit


The Electronic Sports World Cup organizers have added ShootMania to its circuit.

As everyone knows, ShootMania has really picked up in France, with several tournaments already been organized. It appears now as if ESWC will also be adding ShootMania to their circuit.

ESWC is seen as France’s biggest esports tournament and has a long prestigious history, hosting events in titles such as Counter-Strike, WarCraft II and Quake since 2003. In recent years the event has been in a lot of turmoil, with prizes not being paid out and several companies taking over the brand. The most recent take-over was by Oxent, the company who already owned ESWC for several years, but had to file bankruptcy.

Oxent also hosted Cybsum not too long ago, which was the most successful ShootMania tournament to date. Apparently this has impressed the company so much that they have decided to add the game to its circuit. The qualifying stage starts in July and ends in October of this year, with the ESWC Grand Finals taking place during the Paris Games Week on 4 November.

SMES asked Antoine “eMeRiKa” Frankart, Founder of Oxent, more information regarding the ESWC ShootMania qualifiers, but he couldn’t give much information yet. “It depends of game and country. Preliminary trials will be announced soon.” When asked if the qualifiers would be online or offline he said “Both online and offline”, depending per country. There will be sixteen qualifiers in total, with two going to France. Which other countries will have qualifiers is not known yet.

ShootMania will be played in Elite 3v3, and we hope to hear more about qualifiers soon. We will keep you up to date.


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Former Editor-in-Chief and General Manager at Fnatic, now the man behind SMES. I love FPS games, but it has lacked them a lot recent years. I hope for ShootMania to revive the genre.

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  • longas

    Spain Siiiiick news :D

    • Ronald Prijden

      Netherlands screw invites !! lets fight !!

  • Dmitriy Khorev

    Ukraine absolutely amazing! Though a bit obviously, but still, SM starting to aim for top of eSports now.

    • roychez

      Netherlands Yesterday ESL Versus. Today ESWC. Tomorrow UEFA Champions League? :D

      • Dmitriy Khorev

        Ukraine well, tbh, ESL versus far away from good place, where to play SM

        • roychez

          Netherlands Maybe it is, but it supports the game if you keep playing in it.

  • Frantic-

    Netherlands really great news :)


    France Awesome news !
    That rocks

  • Freekje

    Belgium Awesome news !
    But I hope they drop their insane prices to host a qualifier ;o

    • roychez

      Netherlands Hopefully they’ll be online tbh

      • Freekje

        Belgium They hosted 1 online qualifier for CS:S last year & the rest were invited teams & countries with their own qualifier

        • roychez

          Netherlands Last year ESWC was owned by a different company though. But like Emerika said in the post, some countries will have online and some offline qualifiers.

  • Thibaut – evl


  • fsd

    Slovenia faggots

  • diddix

    Sweden sex

  • FunKi

    Finland OMG! so awesome! : 3

  • Rasmus Waern

    Sweden So to qualify your whole team needs to be from the same country?

    • roychez

      Netherlands Nothing is confirmed, but if I had to guess then I’d say two out of three players have to be from the same country.

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