The best North American Blade & Soul Esports teams will compete in the Blade & Soul Regional Championship at PAX West in the PAX Arena on Sept. 3. Matches will be all day with finals beginning at ~6:30 p.m. PDT. The winner and runners up of the tournament will – for the first time in Blade & Soul’s history – secure their invitation to represent North America against 16 other teams from around the globe to be crowned the best of the best in Blade & Soul’s World Championships.
After a dominant performance at qualifiers and the wildcard tournament, the top-seeded North American team Hurricane will be looking to secure their spot for the World Championships, but face stiff competition from other top seeds: Guardian and OuO. Top finishers in the tournament will get their share of the $340,000+ prize purse raised by Blade & Soul fans via purchasing a special in-game item. The two North American qualifying teams will join European champions Bad Intentions and runner up xdddd at the World Championships in Seoul.
Blade & Soul PVP is a fast-paced competition between teams of three. Players have one of nine character classes available to them, each with their own unique playstyle. There are no auto-target player abilities, so a high degree of skill is needed to pull off the deadly combos that can quickly burst down opponents or lightning quick reflexes to escape and out-sustain enemies. 1v1 fights are straightforward affairs – two players enter, one player leaves. The 3v3 fights bring an entirely new level of complexity to the system as only one player is active at a time, but with a limited number of assists and tag-outs, a high degree of skill, strategy and communication is needed to outlast and outwit opponents.