The 2012 Pacific Cup tournament took place on February 24, 2012 in Surrey and February 25th, 2012 in Vancouver, and reverted to a two-night, 16-man tournament format, with no weight restrictions. Artemis Spencer was forced by ECCW owner Michael Sweetser to put the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship on the line during each of his tournament matches. ECCW Pacific Cup is an annual professional wrestling tournament held by the Canadian promotion Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling (ECCW). The first edition of the tournament took place on November 24, 2000 in New Westminster, with Asian Cougar defeating Havoc and Tony Kozina in the final. Wrestlers compete in a variety of "qualifying" matches, usually either singles matches or tag team matches, with the winner(s) of each match advancing to an elimination match where the last remaining competitor would be deemed the Survival of the Fittest winner.