SK.swe win CPL Cannes 2003

Posted by Dev at 14:07 16/3/2003.

That’s right, SK.swe have just won CPL Cannes 2003 and take home 1st place as well as 5,000 EURO. SK.swe have just beaten [9].esu on de_nuke and after 2 solid days of Counter-Strike can call themselves CPL Cannes 2003 winners. Here is a breakdown of the match:

Teams:
SK.swe: ahl, fisker, HeatoN, Potti, Brunk
[9].esu: vesslan, venom, quick, lucchese, luciano
Map: De_Nuke
Score: SK.swe as T = 1~2 , SK.swe as CT = 12~0 , Overall = 13~2

Overall the tournament has been a big success with lots of coverage available for your viewing pleasure. #cpl.france and #cpl.cannes.cs has had constant HLTV and Match bot coverage with ourselves as well as gotFrag and schroet providing news, fixtures and up to the minute results as they come in.

Here is a breakdown of how the tournament finished with prize money and final placing:

1st – SK.swe – 5,000 EURO
2nd – [9].esu – 2,500 EURO
3rd – Mousesports – 1,500 EURO
4th – SoA – 1,000 EURO
5th – neophyte – 500 EURO
6th – aAa – 500 EURO
7th – Pro-Pain – 250 EURO
8th – limitless.no – 250 EURO

For many this top 8 seems near enough right but you cant help but notice the absence of GoodGame and a-Losers. Also missing are aT, esu*eoL and mTw.aTn who failed to make the event for various reasons. Teams who in my eyes have improved vastly and have had a good event include SoA, Unit of Ghosts and Pro-Pain. These clans can take a lot from the event.

It took it a while to actually happen, but after being cancelled twice the people over at CPL Europe finally made it happen. Congratulations to the winners, and well done to all who took part. Hopefully there will be a British team at the next CPL event.

Comments

Ho3x
14:08 16/3/2003
surprize? [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Marcus
calibre
14:08 16/3/2003
poor vesslan :( [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Dev
theb0g
14:09 16/3/2003
hehe, vesslan got a slayer 0-12 as T in the first half of the final. SK.swe looked deadly on Nuke. Nice event, hopefully the Mr Munoz took some notes :) [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
fez
14:10 16/3/2003
vesslan for slayer president! [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Smiffeh
Game2XS.Monkey Magic
14:11 16/3/2003
would liked to have seen the new matrix team in action myself [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
SupremeTeam
14:17 16/3/2003
why werent ies there [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Nick^
14:21 16/3/2003
*Shrugs*

Vesslan needs to go back to his pod bots methinks... [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
SupremeTeam
14:21 16/3/2003
why would he be called a slayer when he hasnt killed anyone? DUMBASSSSSSSSSES [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Del`
Sniper's Alley
14:24 16/3/2003
What a s*** event, I only saw one complete half after the groupstages on HLTV, it was down so much. If you did manage to connect to the games, it would freeze up every 4 or 5 minutes, and you'd have to type retry, and 2/3 times the HLTV would down, and sometimes it would be down or broken for hours.

The first day was useless, the HLTVs were unwatchably laggy if more than 400 people were watching, and I heard they had accounted for 2000 spots in total.

I spent most of the time watching people moan about the HLTV and s*** coverage, and refreshing the HLTV ips every 5 minutes to see if they'd come back up yet. Waste of time, they couldn't even get decent demos, most of the games' demos aren't watchable. [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
hihi
zebras
14:25 16/3/2003
:o [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
vip
Online Multiplayer Gaming
14:28 16/3/2003
shoudl ave watched the streaming media, was so good, sexy vildkatten talking her cs :D. That isnt as good to watch but with commentary and being in windows its much better for me [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Necroboy
fightclubclan
14:35 16/3/2003
cant believe sk are that much better than everyone else.

why werent 4k there? [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
KhAoS
meatyballs
14:36 16/3/2003
wow!!!!!! 5000 euros!! [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Messiah
Game2XS.Monkey Magic
14:43 16/3/2003
dNC will prolly win next one [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Psy^
xtreme9.uk
14:50 16/3/2003
why would he be called a slayer when he hasnt killed anyone? DUMBASSSSSSSSSES

Slayer score is 0-12 or less... [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
KhAoS
meatyballs
14:53 16/3/2003
he's trying to be clever, because slayer did get a frag but tk'd too [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
KhAoS
meatyballs
15:00 16/3/2003
well surpreme, he compaired it with slayers score because his end total kills deaths ratio was pretty much the same. [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Del`
Sniper's Alley
15:24 16/3/2003
Are there still demos of that game about (the noc v 4k one), I never saw it back then [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
NoToRiOuS
2 COOL 4 SKOOL
UKTerrorist
15:32 16/3/2003
hltv was always down :( [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
KhAoS
meatyballs
15:45 16/3/2003
don't think HLTV was around then :o was likw 1.1 or something crazy [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
iron
15:46 16/3/2003
There was HLTV for the final that slayer played in for noc, although i doubt anyone has any demos still.. [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Myers
Saviour of UKT
UKTerrorist
15:51 16/3/2003
it was 1.3 [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Messiah
Game2XS.Monkey Magic
16:16 16/3/2003
and wasnt it 0/11 ?! [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Nick^
16:19 16/3/2003
Think a slayer score has just become synonymous with playing s***, not necessarily getting the exact same score. [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Rav0r
Croydon
16:25 16/3/2003
Who ever get a slayer score, makes them sol. [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
iron
16:44 16/3/2003
0/12 is now known as a vesslan score ! [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
LordOfBlood
16:45 16/3/2003
"Doing a vesslan" is better if i do say so myself...

LoB [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Rav0r
Croydon
16:47 16/3/2003
So when I do it, it can't be 'doing a Rav0r', useless f***ers. [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
w1cked^
Kirby-eSports
16:50 16/3/2003
I love doing a Rav0r

:G [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Rav0r
Croydon
16:51 16/3/2003
coor! :G [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Dev
theb0g
17:04 16/3/2003
Khaos.... 5,000 EURO = £3,377 ROUGHLY, so thats what.... £675 per player, not bad for a weekend of Counter-Strike + It's practise... gives them some LAN action against decent teams (although they wiped the floor with almost everyone) before the Summer CPL event. [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Marcus
calibre
17:10 16/3/2003
point he's trying to make tho is its loads less than CPL Dallas [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Gilga
17:31 16/3/2003
bet it cost a fckin fortune to stay in Cannes for the weekend aswell. [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Alex-\
17:39 16/3/2003
there sponsors and bds get a cut as well :o [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Ripper
Rush!
17:40 16/3/2003
they pay their sponsors to sponsor them? [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
hihi
zebras
17:42 16/3/2003
sponsers get a percentage of the winnings i think :P [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Ripper
Rush!
17:43 16/3/2003
shady [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Smiffeh
Game2XS.Monkey Magic
17:46 16/3/2003
no they dont [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
VespR
18:04 16/3/2003
Yes they do. [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
iron
18:49 16/3/2003
Yeh I remember in some interview of an SK player he said that their sponsors get a cut of the winnings, I couldnt figure out why though.. [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
VespR
18:51 16/3/2003
I can't figure out why a company would send 6 ppl to a tournament in Cannes - flight + hotel (from Sweden) for the sake of 5000 euros. Oh well... go pro-gaming! [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
iron
18:56 16/3/2003
Yes but thats the whole point of sponsorship? Intel give them money to go places in return SK give them exposure, SK won CPL Cannes which gives Intel plenty of exposure... [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
VespR
19:10 16/3/2003
You are right and I do agree with you. But, the expenses easily out way the incomes here. Sure Intel got exposure, but how much? SK don't put their name in the game names like some clans do. I haven't seen one interview from CPL Cannes, so no exposure there. They don't wear Intel clothing. There's just one link on their site and another in their IRC channel. Heck Four-Kings have even added Intel to their clan name.

Personally someone at SK just has the gift of the gab and can convince some idiot in marketing that they're gaining from this. An ad in a computer magazine (PC Gamer for example) costs a lot less than sponsoring SK to an event in France and probably gets more exposure. But that's just my opinion.

In the end I'm doing the same thing by getting hardware companies to give me their stuff in exchange for reviews on Legitreviews.com

You tell them you're marketing it for them and they love you. Bring on my Elsa Gladiac 9700pro soon :) [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
shotti
theb0g
19:21 16/3/2003
intel have so much money that if they dont make a profit (just look at when xbox was first launched) it wont cripple them and paying for flights accomodation for intel is less than pocket change [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
shotti
theb0g
19:22 16/3/2003
er intel / microsoft mix up there ;p [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Necroboy
fightclubclan
19:31 16/3/2003
You guys did notice the irony in this conversation yeah? [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
fez
19:41 16/3/2003
Yes but thats the whole point of sponsorship? Intel give them money to go places in return SK give them exposure, SK won CPL Cannes which gives Intel plenty of exposure...

that irony? [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
callous
Specster
19:52 16/3/2003
Fez calm down!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111111111111111 [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Antmoo
20:07 16/3/2003
gj sk [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
fez
20:28 16/3/2003
OK Callous im sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111111 [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
SuperNick
21:13 16/3/2003
the hltv situation was awful.. 1000000 people wanna watch and they host 2 danish only servers and a 255 server which didn't work half the time anyway.

scorebots and results were nice i guess but hey they get a bit old. [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
iron
21:18 16/3/2003
Yeh like that guy side, Intel are a multi billion dollar coorperation and a few thousand euros is absolutely nothing to them, you might also be forgetting Intel are active in the CS gaming scene, and do actually have a clue about who the best and most popular clans are.. [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
iron
21:19 16/3/2003
*said [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Weebull
21:49 16/3/2003
Ripper
17:43, 16/3/2003
shady
ehehehe [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Dev
theb0g
22:39 16/3/2003
Was oslo's prize money more or less than this? 11,000 EURO in total for this one was given to Counter-Strike. And Marcus... the CPL Summer and Winter events in Dallas get much more financial backing + sponsorship, they are overall bigger events so can afford more prize money. [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Necroboy
fightclubclan
22:58 16/3/2003
I meant the irony of you guys discussing what intel get out of it. mentioning intel about 10 times. [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
ExistenZ
23:09 16/3/2003
0-12 more worthy of a ukt award than me. he must cfg online. dirty hacker. [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
NukeMasta
23:37 16/3/2003
thank god french clans arent like there government. otherwise they would just run off every time they saw a bullet [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Necroboy
fightclubclan
00:35 17/3/2003
Well everyone cant be the US b***h [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
d0ly`
08:58 17/3/2003
vespr, this is the whole idea of investing in a ''esports team''.. thye pay them up now, and if you ain't noticed intel/ms dominate in sponsoring all the very best clans, antcipating that by the time esports gets ''BIG'' with tv coverage, sponsors of top clans will get a lot of exposure. look how you're already talking about intel and s*** on a comments section of a website: exposure. Thats the irony. fool. [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
n1
09:29 17/3/2003
well pld sk you own [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
itch
09:42 17/3/2003
respect to the millions and millions of itch fans :D [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Myers
Saviour of UKT
UKTerrorist
11:55 17/3/2003
the old "What do the french do on fireworks night?" joke

answer = Surrender [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Myers
Saviour of UKT
UKTerrorist
11:57 17/3/2003
As with regards to intel, you're looking to much at the direct money situation for intel. Yes intel may not have made much money by sending SK to the event. But the media exposure SK will get as a result of winning will rub off on intel. [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
d0ly`
12:04 17/3/2003
also, count the amount of time ''intel'' has been written on this thread or whateveryoucallit [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Dev
theb0g
12:17 17/3/2003
intel [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
[4K^Luck1ng]
12:31 17/3/2003
The coverage was great, 1 of the best cpl's so far, you just have to know where to look.... not just whine like uk lamers.

www.gamers.nu had pics interviews(audio) all the demos
the esu site had the brackets and hltv (with spaces) [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Myers
Saviour of UKT
UKTerrorist
13:30 17/3/2003
It did seem to be a fairly smooth event. Though it was several years in the making. Just need to up that prize money now to make it more serious. [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
PFCalcio
THX
20:32 18/3/2003
Dev you just SO spoilt my count [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Dev
theb0g
23:13 18/3/2003
what? intel, me? intel, never!!! intel.

OK! intel. [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
Dev
theb0g
23:33 18/3/2003
Oh and Dan, i like gamers.nu but they have made everything only avail for Gold members now and i am tight, cba to pay to read news :( [ Comment: Report | IP: Logged ]
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