Gwent is getting a full-on esports match sequence, with a dozen official tournaments per sequence, plus a $250,000 world championships due in January 2019. It all begins at Gamescom with the primary open occasion. See a full breakdown of their plans within the above video.
You’ll be needing some Gwent decks to get that cash.
The base degree is a Pro Ladder system, separate from regular ranked play, that awards Crown Points – basically, professional factors. Your complete of these governs which tournaments you get invited to, in addition to your efficiency in these tournaments.
Here’s how the tournaments break down:
- There are three tiers of tournaments: opens, challengers and World Masters.
- Opens take the highest eight professional ladder gamers and pit them in opposition to one another, with a $25,000 prize pool.
- Challengers take the finalists of opens, these with probably the most Crown Points over the last few months, and two invited gamers, and so they combat it out for $100,000.
- World Masters is the winners of the Challenger tournaments, plus these with probably the most crown factors over the complete yr earlier. That’s the place the prize pool hits $250,000.
Third occasion tournaments are additionally allowed and inspired, with anybody in a position to put up greater than $10,000 additionally attending to award Crown Points, determined by the organiser and CD Projekt RED.
The first open match is happening at Gamescom this yr, with the subsequent to comply with in November. The first Challenger occasion will likely be in December, after which issues proceed from there. Here’s the full schedule and there is rather more data and element over on the official Gwent Masters website.