Humanitarian action "KNOWLEDGE FOR TOMORROW" (Humanitarna akcija „Znanjem
za sutra“) was launched in December 2004. and since the beginning is organized under the general auspices of the President of Republic of Serbia and with the support of the People’s Office of the President of the Republic, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Serbia, Ministry for Diaspora of the Republic of Serbia, the Mayor of Belgrade as well as many other institutions and organizations in order to as many socially vulnerable and marginalized citizens of Serbia provide free computer and internet education. Knowledge and experience obtained through this program have an aim to each and every grantee of the program provide easier employment as well as faster and better integration into society, nevertheless what they do in the future.
Beneficiaries of the actions are orphans, single parents, refugees, displaced persons, members of ethnic minorities, disabled persons, various social cases, long-term unemployed and all those who belong to the most vulnerable strata of our society. In the past 6 years at the Academy Forum the programs successfully completed more than 1,000 grantees of the humanitarian action.
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For the third consecutive year, e-Sports Club Forum, the 2007 exclusive contractual partner for Republic of Serbia, organized a national championship as a qualification for the World Cup ESWC (Electronic Sports World Cup) 2007, which was traditionally held in Paris. This season, e-Sports Club Forum decided to focus its activities up to the organization of the National Championship of Serbia and the promotion of e-sports in our country, and therefore missing all the other championships in the region which were organized the previous two years.
In the largest-ever national championship more than 800 competitors from all over Serbia gathered in e-Sports Club Forum to compete for their ticket to Paris. The fifth edition of the ESWC grand finale was held from 5th to 8th July 2007 in the Fair Expo Park complex in Paris. In the most massive ever edition of the World Cup nearly 500,000 registered contestants from all five continents over the course of the season by “Cyberleagues” system continuously competed gaining form for grand finals. Only the best 1,000 competitors, state champions from all over the world, earned the opportunity to cross-match at the Expo Park complex for the world championship titles in one of the disciplines of electronic sports. This edition of the ESWC Grand finale also broke the attendance record where more than 50,000 spectators cheered the world's best electronic gladiators.
Realizing the potential of the global phenomenon of electronic sports, French company “Games Services”, the organizers and owners of Electronic Sports World Cup (ESWC) licenses had launched a new system for competition organization called “Cyberleagues”. Conceived as a single database of all competitors in the world, this system allows each competitor regardless of his global residence to challenge opponents anywhere in the world and to compete via Internet. “Cyberleagues” system automatically ranks all competitors in accordance to their performance and makes a single global ranking
“Cyberleagues” system premiered at the global fifth edition of the ESWC. All competitors were to be registered in the “Cyberleagues” system where throughout the season competed with each other in order to prepare for The ESWC grand final which was held for the fifth time in Paris. Forum as an ESWC contractual partner for many years acquired exclusive rights to promote this unique and innovative system of global competition.
ASUS, one of the largest computer brands recognizing the importance of e-sports had launched a competition under its own brand, a World GameMaster Tournament (WGT). Collaboration with Asus on this field was only a natural continuation of Forum efforts on further promotion of e-sports as a global trend.
In addition to Serbian national championships, tournaments were held in another 26 countries on all 5 continents. Although competition being in its very beginnings, media attention and positive response from the competitors highly positioned this event in the e-sports community.
Positioned as a global leader in the promotion of e-sports, ESWC (Electronic Sports World Cup) in the 2006 season organizes even more successful series of global competitions where participation took, by far the largest number of countries in the history of this non-traditional sport.
Forum, this year’s exclusive contractual partner for the countries of former Yugoslavia, for the second consecutive year organizes state championships in Serbia and Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. Winners of national qualifiers, or a total of 26 competitors from team and individual disciplines of electronic sports, along with representatives of the media sponsors of the competitions and organizational committee of e-Sports Club Forum attended the Grand finals in Paris, which was held in the magnificent sporting arena, "Bercy" from 27th June – 2nd July 2006. This year e-Sport Club Forum was again the largest single partner delegation on the Grand finals with 32 members total.
Even more successful organization of all national championships as well as even more extensive media promotion of the ESWC (Electronic Sports World Cup) 2006 season than the previous, granted e-Sport Club Forum an exclusive contract for 2007 and the priority rights for 2008 season, and definitely reinforced Forum as a leader in promoting e-sports in the region.
AMD Euro Cyber Cup 2005 as one of Europe's largest e-sport competitions was held in Brno in the Czech Republic 26th and 27th October 2005 as a part of the IT fair INVEX 2005. The competition had an international character, and brought together European’s best e-sports athletes and teams who participated in the major disciplines of electronic sports.
Forum, as a promoter of e-sports in the region and the states of former Yugoslavia, was the contracting partner of AMD Euro Cyber Cup 2005 and also the organizer of the national qualifications for the states of former Yugoslavia. All Qualifiers were held in Belgrade on 12th and 13th October in e-Sports Club Forum and brought together the most prestigious teams in the discipline of Counter-Strike 5vs5.
The grand final in Brno attended four Counter-Strike teams-champions of Serbia and Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Macedonia with the representatives of Forum. The two-day battle for prize money of $ 5,000 in the team discipline Counter-Strike 5vs5, a champion of our state, the “KGB” team, won third place.
ESWC (Electronic Sports World Cup), as one of the most promising e-sports movements that has seen staggering success in the global scene, was a logical outcome of the further expansion of electronic sports in our region. Collaboration of Forum with the ESWC (Electronic Sports World Cup) was the next step in promoting e-sports not only in Serbia but also in whole region. On March 1st 2005 e-Sports Club Forum became an ESWC exclusive contractual partner for the countries of former Yugoslavia.
In the course of two months, Forum organized state championships in Serbia and Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. Winners of state championships qualified for National teams for each state in the official competition disciplines for the World Cup finals. State champions, a total of 26 competitors from several team and individual electronic sports disciplines, along with representatives of the media sponsors and e-Sports Club Forum organizational committee participated in the ESWC Grand finals in Paris, which was held from 6th -10th July 2005 in the Grand Hall of the Museum "Louvre". Forum’s grand finals delegation had 34 members total and was the largest single partner delegation on the event.
Successful organization of all national championships and an impressive media promotion of ESWC (Electronic Sports World Cup) 2005 championship season, granted Forum an exclusive contract for 2006 season and the priority righty for 2007 season and thus set e-Sports Club Forum as a leader in promoting e-sports not only in Serbia and Montenegro, but in the whole region.
Forum, the exclusive partner for the CPL 2004, from 25th-28th June 2004 successfully organized Regional CPL Qualifiers, being the first e-sport competition in Serbia with an international character.
CPL (Cyberathlete Professional League) was one of the world’s pioneers of the electronic sports with the most prestigious status. Established in 1997 in the U.S. and have so far organized over 50 international competitions in the world and awarded over 5 million USD in prizes.
Regional qualifiers organized by e-Sports Club Forum brought together 64 teams in the competition discipline Counter-Strike 5vs5, a stipulated maximum number of competitors, of which 31 foreign teams, including 4 of the top 10 European teams such as Adrenaline, Virtus.Pro, Team64.AMD, SSV Lehnitz, and many others. We must point out that in addition to regional qualifiers in Belgrade, in Europe only Great Britain was granted to also organize a regional qualifier, which was an unprecedented success in terms of promoting electronic sports in Serbia as a new non-traditional sport discipline.
Wining in the four-day event, Russian team “M5.Team” directly qualified for the CPL World Championships finals held in Dallas, USA, on August 1st 2004. E-Sports Club Forum granted the winners of the Belgrade CPL regional qualifiers, together with the general partner of the competition Japan's Hitachi, all the funds to cover expenses to the grand final of the CPL World Championships in Dallas.