CD Projekt RED is taking its first steps into the world of eSports with an ESL partnership bringing Gwent Challenger – The Witcher Card Game Tournament. Putting four pro players up against four of the Gwent community’s best players in a fight for a share of the $100,000 prize pool.
The pro players consist of CCG players with Lifecoach, Noxious, ppd and Trump. The four community players will be selected from those that apply through the tournament’s official website. Those applying will fight to reach the top 256 players for their region. From there, 256 players from each region will go until only 16 players remain on each side. Those players will then play off until only two are left in each region, making up the four that will go up against the pros.
The two regions will be labelled Redania which runs on GMT and Temeria which runs on PST. Players signing up to the tournament must pick their applicable region before the 22nd March when the signup process closes. After that, players have until the 8th April to raise their rank to get to the top 256 for their region. All qualifying games will be played online but those that make it to the final four will be flown out to Katowice to compete.
If you think you have what it takes to compete in the Gwent Challenger, you can sign up now but be sure to read all of the information regarding deck restrictions and the tournament format before you do.
If you don’t play and just want to watch, the top 8 bracket will be streamed via CD Projekt RED’s Twitch Channel on the 13th May at ESL Katowice.