Clubs that are a part of the program will receive a “six-figure funding” to join other games.

The Esports World Cup Foundation (EWCF) announced the list of organizations that will make up its Club Support Program. The list was published on the Saudi competition's social networks.

According to an article on the social network X, the EWCF Club Support Program is "a pioneering initiative designed to promote the creation of sustainable infrastructure for multidisciplinary esports Clubs."

The program also aims to expand the clubs to other games. Clubs, according to the announcement, can expect "six-figure funding to enter new esports titles at the highest level." According to EWCF, the Club Support Program with its funding will help clubs:

"- Re-enter esports titles in which they previously established long histories of involvement, and enter new gaming genres with strong grassroots resonance
- Expand into new international markets by signing players and rosters outside their home region, fueling stronger global esports infrastructure
- Create novel content to engage fans with compelling player narratives, along with hiring the staff needed to support those efforts"

Clubs part of the EWCF Club Support Program

Here is the list of organizations that are part of the EWCF Club Support Program:

  1. 100 Thieves
  2. Blacklist International
  3. Cloud9
  4. FaZe Clan
  5. Fnatic
  6. FURIA
  7. G2 Esports
  8. Gaimin Gladiators
  9. Gen.G.
  10. Guild
  11. Karmine Corp
  12. KOI
  13. LGD Gaming
  14. LOUD
  15. O.G.
  16. Natus Vincere
  17. Ninjas in Pajamas
  18. NRG Esports
  19. Spacestation
  20. T1
  21. Talon
  22. Team Falcons
  23. Team Liquid
  24. Team Secret
  25. Team Vitality
  26. TSM
  27. Tundra
  28. Twisted Minds
  29. Virtus Pro
  30. Weibo Gaming
A total of 30 clubs are part of EWCF Club Support Program (Image via EWFC)
A total of 30 clubs are part of EWCF Club Support Program (Image via EWFC)

As stated in the announcement of the first days of the project, the program was expected to have 28 vacancies. The number was expanded to 30 clubs to take part in the initiative. Eight of the 30 clubs were chosen through an open application process, which received more than 150 applications in total. The EWCF defined three criteria for selecting clubs: "the Club’s esports pedigree, its forward-looking competitive strategy and goals, and its creative approach to content and fan engagement."

The competition goes from July 3 to August 2 and takes place in Saudi Arabia with several games and a prize pool of 60 million dollars.

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