CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, announce that Damian “TailBot” Kaźmierczak has won the April 2018 GWENT Challenger tournament.
The event took place this past weekend in “Wieliczka” Salt Mine, Poland, where eight of the best GWENT players from around the world competed for their share of the $100,000 prize pool, Crown Points, as well as the Challenger winner’s gold signet ring. The tournament also revealed Kaźmierczak as the third champion, after Adrian “Lifecoach” Koy and Frederick “Freddybabes” Bird, to join the cast of GWENT World Masters — the grand finale tournament of GWENT’s official esport series, set to take place in 2019.
Continuing GWENT Challenger’s unique approach to esports, blending high-stakes competitive action with narrative storytelling, online audiences were treated to live-action shorts in-between matches. Starring talented cosplayers also present on set of the event, the shorts depicted the origin story of the April 2018 GWENT Challenger winner’s ring and how it made its way into “Wieliczka”, that for the duration of the tournament became a dwarven salt mine.
Recordings of the coverage from the April 2018 GWENT Challenger are available on the official CD PROJEKT RED Twitch channel.
The final standings for the tournament are as follows:
Damian “TailBot” Kaźmierczak (Poland)
Damian “TailBot” Kaźmierczak (Poland) — $61,000
Frederick “Freddybabes” Bird (Great Britain) — $16,000
Andrzej “Adzikov” Bal (Poland) — $11,000
Zehua “Huyahanachann” Zhao (China) — $11,000
Nikolay “Cmel” Sakharov (Russia) — $1,000
Jan “Superjj102” Janssen (Germany) — $0
Benjamin “Kolemoen” Pfannstiel (Germany) — $0
Cameron “I_aPOROgise” Cook (Australia) — $0
CD PROJEKT RED would like to thank the participants, as well as everyone watching the event online, for making the April 2018 GWENT Challenger a great tournament. GWENT Masters will return with more Witcher Card Game rivalry this May with the next GWENT Open.
GWENT Challenger is part of GWENT Masters — the official esports series of GWENT: The Witcher Card Game. For the complete overview of GWENT Masters, including the ruleset, tournament dates, and format, visit masters.playgwent.com.
About GWENT: The Witcher Card Game
In GWENT: The Witcher Card Game, gamers clash with their friends in fast-paced duels that combine bluffing, on-the-fly decision making and careful deck construction. The game is played over a best-of-three series of rounds, as players unleash their hand by slinging spells and diverse units with special abilities and use clever tricks to deceive their opponents.