CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, would like to invite gamers and media to watch the first ever GWENT Open tournament, taking place at this year’s gamescom in Cologne, Germany.
GWENT Open will see a total of 8 players compete for a piece of the $25,000 prize pool and a ticket for the next GWENT Challenger tournament. 7 of the participants are top GWENT players from among those who signed up to participate in the tournament, determined by their ranking on August 1st. Joining them as the final participant will be the winner of the gamescom-based Wild Card Qualifiers event.
The tournament’s main event will begin with the quarterfinals on Friday, August 25th, 12:00 PM CEST, and conclude with semi-finals and final match on Saturday, August 26th, also starting at 12:00 PM CEST. Both days of GWENT Open will be streamed live on the CD PROJEKT RED Twitch channel. The stream will be casted in English by Connagh “Merchant” Hawkins, Dane “McBeard” McBurnie, and Miguel “MegaMogwai” Guerrero León.
All gamescom attendees can watch the tournament on-site at the GWENT booth (hall 8, booth B-021) in the Entertainment Area.
The tournament is part of GWENT Masters — the official esports series of GWENT: The Witcher Card Game, announced at gamescom earlier this week. 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.