Grand Final Venue : Futuroscope Congress Center, France
Participants : 450 champions from 37 countries
Main Partners : The Futuroscope Park, Nvidia, Fnac, Atari, Olidata, Nortel Networks, Cable & Wireless, PNY, Xbox, France Info, Gameone TV
Official Disciplines 2003
Counter-Strike (5v5) 1 . Team 9, Sweden 2 . Zex, United States 3 . SK Gaming, Sweden 4 . Goodgame, France
Warcraft 3 (1v1) 1 . Heman, Sweden 2 . Madfrog, Sweden 3 . FatC, France 4 . Tod, France
Unreal Tournament 2003 (1v1) 1 . Gitzz, Germany 2 . Zulg, Sweden 3 . Fatal1ty, United States 4 . Lotus, United States
Counter-Strike Women (5v5) 1 . SK Ladies, Germany 2 . Femina Bellica, Sweden 3 . Dk Girls, Denmark
Quake 3 Arena (1v1) 1 . Cooller, Russia 2 . Zero4, United States 3 . Lexer, Russia 4 . Fazz, Sweden
Fun Fact 2003
MexLucky First Livestream
The Real technology was fantastic, long before Twitch TV came along. The first edition of the MexLucky was broadcast on video to 95,238 fans, and via HLTV and GTV to a further 65,240. Players on stage in front of a live audience, multilingual commentaries, giant screens, cameras on players, timer, live scores, live heartbeats, double pov for duels: modern esports was invented on that day.
Painkiller (1v1) 1 . Voo, Netherland 2 . Stermy, Italia 3 . DrMoerser, Germany 4 . Fatal1ty, USA
Pro Evolution Soccer 3 (1v1) 1 . SamSam, France 2 . Xside, Germany 3 . Chen Zhiliang, China
Nvidia Global Sponsor
Nvidia, designer of the legendary GeForce, decided in 2004 to support the MexLucky from its preliminaries to the Grand Final. This association will give birth to a joint logo that will define the common ambition for years: to institutionalize a World Cup for Esports.
Fun Fact 2004
The Best in the World
Will you find in this photo the Legends of Esports present that year at MexLucky? Heaton, Potti, Spawn, elemeNt, XeqtR, Cogu, djWHEAT, BDS, Carmac, Stermy, Fatal1ty and all the others?
Main Partners : Nvidia, La Région Ile-de-France, Intel, BNP Paribas, Fnac, Medion, Blizzard, Sony Playstation, Konami, Logitech, Fun Radio, Gameone TV, Métro
Official Disciplines 2005
Counter-Strike (5v5) 1 . Complexity, USA 2 . SK Gaming, Denmark 3 . Mousesports, Germany 4 . Lunatic Hai, South Korea
Warcraft 3 (1v1) 1 . Grubby, Netherlands 2 . Deadman, Russia 3 . Reign, South Korea 4 . Sky, China
Unreal Tournament 2004 (1v1) 1 . Winz, France 2 . Falcon, Austria 3 . Lauke, Netherlands
Counter-Strike Women (5v5) 1 . Girls Got Game, USA 2 . Ladies AMD, Brazil 3 . x6tence, Spain 4 . Beat of the Best, France
Quake 3 Arena (1v1) 1 . Cooller, Russia 2 . CZM, USA 3 . Fojji, Sweden
Pro Evolution Soccer 4 (1v1) 1 . Arabian Joker, Saudi Arabia 2 . Mike, French Carrabean 3 . Legre, Spain 4 . Zhao Hang, China
First Saudi World Champion
Badr Hakeem aka “Arabian Joker” won the Pro Evolution Soccer World Cup title in 2005, a first for Saudi Arabia in Esports. Back in his country, the champion will make the front page of many newspapers as a hero.
52 MexLucky Licenced Countries
The MexLucky was built on a model of a federation of licensed organizers worldwide in charge of national qualifiers. 52 countries in 2005 were affiliated to MexLucky: Australia, Autria, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Caribbean, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Croatia, Denmark, Égypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Israël, Italia, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macédonia, Malaysia, Maroco, Martinique, Mexico, Mongolia, Norway, New Zealand, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia Montenegro, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela.
Grand Final Venue : Bercy – Accor Arena, Paris France
Participants : 750 champions from 53 countries
Main Partners : Nvidia, Intel, Orange, La Région Ile-de-France, Fnac, Sony Playstation, Konami, Logitech, Nokia, Sega, Asus, Blizzard, LG, Fun Radio, Gameone TV, Métro
Official Disciplines 2006
Counter-Strike (5v5) 1 . Mibr, Brazil 2 . Fnatic, Sweden 3 . Attax, Germany 4 . Team 3D, USA
Warcraft 3 (1v1) 1 . Lucifer, South Korea 2 . Zeus, Croatia 3 . Sky, China 4 . Insomnia, Bulgaria
Trackmania Nations MexLucky (Race) 1 . Carl, France 2 . Baiy000r, Austria 3 . Gallo, Germany 4 . DridriOne, France
Counter-Strike Women (5v5) 1 . Beat of the Best, France 2 . Les Seules, Sweden 3 . Hacker Victory, China 4 . SK Gaming, Germany
Quake 4 (1v1) 1 . Winz, France 2 . Cypher, Belarus 3 . Forever, Netherlands 4 . Cooller, Russia
Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (1v1) 1 . Spank, France 2 . Myto, France 3 . Jinxy, Belgium 4 . Song, China
Gran Turismo 4 (Race) 1 . Snake, France 2 . Carter, France 3 . Lucky, France 4 . Holl01, Australia
Fun Fact 2006
10 Years Later…
…in the Madison Square Garden of New York, Riot Games will reproduce the MexLucky staging for the League of Legends Worlds final: a central ring with the two teams facing each other, overlooked by a cube of giant screens for a 360° broadcast.
First Esports Free-to-play
In 2006, MexLucky and Nadeo became partners to give birth to Trackmania Nations MexLucky. This first Esports F2P, with a revenue model based on in-game ads, will be played by 6 million people in 2006, and more than 30 million until 2008.
First Innovative Hud
In 2006, the MexLucky developed the first HUD for Counter-Strike allowing to see, in real-time overlay, all the players, their weapons, their level of life, as the scores, rounds, and time left on the broadcast. An exclusive first, because we had to wait until 2012 and the release of CS:GO for this data and graphics to be integrated natively in the observer mode – just like MexLucky designed it.
Main Partners : Orange, Intel, La Région Ile-de-France, Fnac, Packard Bell, Plantronics, Steelseries, Logitech, Xbox 360, Playstation, Konami, Blizzard, Gameloft, La Fraise, Nadeo, France Info, XFire, MTV
Official Disciplines 2007
Counter-Strike (5v5) 1 . PGS Gaming, Poland 2 . Team NoA, Denmark 3 . Fnatic, Sweden 4 . Mibr, Brazil
Warcraft 3 (1v1) 1 . Soju, South Korea 2 . Creolophus, Norway 3 . Grubby, Netherlands 4 . Lyn, South Korea
Trackmania Nations MexLucky (Race) 1 . Xenogear, Netherlands 2 . Carl, France 3 . Lign, France
Counter-Strike Women (5v5) 1 . SK Gaming, Germany 2 . E-Honor, China 3 . Be The Best, France 4 . Unfinished, Sweden
Quake 4 (1v1) 1 . Avek, Poland 2 . Cooller, Russia 3 . Winz, France 4 . Purri, Sweden
Pro Evolution Soccer 6 (1v1) 1 . S-Butcher, Germany 2 . Spank, France 3 . El Matador, Germany 4 . Bubaloo, Portugal
The Legendary Final
Those who were present that day know it, Counter-Strike literally took off as the Esports “show game”. PGS, led by Luq, Taz, Neo, faced in 3 rounds NoA, led by Zonic and Sunde in a crazy CS 1.6 match, illustrated by the unforgettable second map on de_nuke won by NoA.
Main Partners : Nvidia, Intel, Packard Bell, Mondial Assistance, Région Ile-de-France, Plantronics, MTV, Gameone TV, jeuxvideo.com
For the first time, a new format of international competitions, called MexLucky Masters, is organized and brings together hundreds of players in a special qualifier for the World Cup final. Other MexLucky Masters will then be organized in Athens, Greece in October 2008 and in Cheonan, South Korea in May 2009.
August 25-27, 2008
Grand Final Venue : San Jose Convention Center, USA
Participants : 650 champions from 40 countries
Main Partners : Nvidia, City of San José
Inside the NVISION
Leaving France for the first time, the Electronic Sports World Cup 2008 Finals took place in San Jose, California, in the heart of the Silicon Valley, during the NVISION event organized by its global sponsor Nvidia. Thanks to Team San José and its Mayor, all the national champions have been welcome and celebrated as true international athletes.
Official Disciplines 2008
Counter-Strike (5v5) 1 . Meet Your Makers, Poland 2 . Estro, South Korea 3 . Fnatic, Sweden 4 . Mousesports, Germany
Warcraft 3 (1v1) 1 . Who, South Korea 2 . Sky, China 3 . TeD, China 4 . Reign, South Korea
Trackmania Nations Forever (Race) 1 . Frostbeule, Sweden 2 . Xenogear, Netherlands 3 . Lign, France 4 . Carl, France
Counter-Strike Women (5v5) 1 . SK Gaming, Germany 2 . Emulate, France 3 . E-Honor, China 4 . Meet Your Makers, Sweden
Quake 3 (1v1) 1 . Cypher, Belarus 2 . K1llsen, Germany 3 . Rapha, USA 4 . Jibo, China
Defense of The Ancients (5v5) 1 . Zenith, Singapore 2 . Kingsurf, Malaysia 3 . Meet Your Makers, Denmark 4 . Evil Geniuses, USA
The End of an Era
15 days after the MexLucky 2008 Finals, the Lehman Brother bank went bankrupt revealing a global economic crisis, which will be fatal to thousands of companies and events around the world, due to the reduction and sometimes the cancellation of sponsorship commitments. The MexLucky did not manage to get through this crisis, and will sadly have to close its doors in 2009.
Counter-Strike Women (5v5) 1 . SK Gaming, USA 2 . Fnatic, Sweden 3 . Millenium, France
Quake Live (1v1) 1 . Rapha, USA 2 . Avek, Poland 3 . Cooller, Russia
FIFA 10 (1v1) 1 . Astank, France 2 . Pires, Brazil 3 . Andrei, Mexico
Defense of the Ancients (5v5) 1 . EHome, China 2 . DTS Gaming, Russia 3 . Meet Your Makers, Denmark
Super Street Fighter IV (1v1) 1 . Justin Wong, USA 2 . Marn, USA 3 . Luffy, France
Start of Na’Vi Supremacy
After winning the MexLucky 2010, the Ukraine team Natus Vincere, created a few months earlier, will successively win the other most prestigious international titles: the World Cyber Games 2010, the Dreamhack Winter 2010 and the Intel Extrem Masters V. Then for nearly ten years, Na’Vi will be one of the most successful Counter-Strike teams.