World Cyber Games/2005/European
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The European Samsung Championship was hosted by WCG Europe in 2005 and took place at CeBIT in Hannover. It had a prize pool of 10.000€. The general idea was to create a spin off of WCG Finals and in theory should only feature the European scene, although a Korean was invited, who eventually didn't show up. ESC 2005 was the only tournament of that kind for StarCraft: Brood War. Qualifiers for every country were held.