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About the Spirit of the E.S.L.

The SpiritThe Spirit
The Spirit is a special trophy for the country with the best performance at the E.S.L. Finals and is awarded at the prize giving ceremony. The trophy consists of a sword and was introduced for the first time in 2004.

As of 2009 the rules for calculating the scores for the Spirit are as follows.

  • Teams are awarded points according to their place in their class: 1st place = 10 points, 2nd place = 8 points, 3rd...8th place is 6...1 points, respectively.
  • The points of the 4 highest ranked teams are then added up per country, irrespective of class, to give the country's score.

ESL winner of 2008: The United KingdomWinners of 2008: The United Kingdom
The winners of the Spirit are:
2017Germany
2016Germany
2014United Kingdom
2013Belgium
2012Belgium
2011The Netherlands
2010The Netherlands
2009The Netherlands
2008United Kingdom
2007The Netherlands
2006Belgium
2005The Netherlands
2004Belgium

Note
Before 2009 the scores for the Spirit were calculated by adding the actual scores for the 2 best teams per class per country for all classes.


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