CD Projekt Red And The ESL Are Launching A Gwent Tournament

Posted by March 16, 2017 Comment

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Everyone’s favorite virtual card game, Gwent will now have its very own eSports League tournament called Gwent Challenger.

The tournament will pit the 4 best players from the community against professional gamers: Trump (Jeffrey Shih), Lifecoach (Adrian Koy), Noxious (Kacem Khilaji) and ppd (Peter Dager). Gwent Challenger finalists will compete for a total prize pool of $100,000.

“It’s a real privilege to observe how active Gwent players are in the realm of competitive gaming. Community-powered tournaments like The Passiflora Championship, The Seven Cats Brawl or The Gwentlemen’s Open are a source of inspiration for the entire team, and we definitely want this part of Gwent to grow,” said Paweł Burza, Community Manager at CD PRojekt Red.

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So, players, it’s time to sharpen you skills and get ready to hit the tables because the qualifying rounds are starting. You can join up here.

Gwent: The Witcher Card Game was created because The Witcher community wanted it. Now we’re seeing more and more gamers wanting to play Gwent competitively, so here we are with a chance to play against some heavy-hitters, and a prize pool to spice things up,” said Marcin Iwiński, Co-founder of CD Projekt Red. “I can’t wait to see who wins!”

I wouldn’t be surprised to see this game become an official e-sport. It’s a game perfectly suited to competition and there’s enough of a player base to keep it going. It’s just going to be a matter of how successful this current challenge leauge is. But I’m expecting it to do well. After all, the game is still in beta.

(Last Updated March 16, 2017 1:35 pm )

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