NGE (Next Generation Esports) and Cygames announced the return of the NGE Shadowverse Open with Season 2. Beginning today, players of the hit multiplayer turn-based card game Shadowverse can register to compete in the NGE Shadowverse Open Season 2, a series of three qualifier tournaments followed by a month-long Invitational round robin tournament that culminate in nail-biting finals.
With over 10 million downloads since its initial launch last summer, Shadowverse has continued to be a massive success. Continuing its partnership with Cygames, NGE will direct and produce the NGE Shadowverse Open for players in North America and now Europe. The NGE Shadowverse Open will be broadcast from the NGE Studios in Burbank, California live to Twitch.tv, with videos on-demand being made available on YouTube.
Shadowverse Producer and Cygames Executive Director Yuito Kimura said, “It was so satisfying to see the Season 1 competitors go from strength to strength. As part of our ongoing global esports plans the NGE Shadowverse Open plays a crucial role – we’re delighted that we’ve managed to incorporate so much fan feedback into the new format and are excited to see how players and viewers respond”.
Andy Vander Woude, co-founder, and CEO of NGE said, “Following the success of Season 1, we are doubling down on the NGE Shadowverse Open, and taking every aspect to the next level. For Season 2, we are expanding participating regions to include Europe, overhauling the NGE Shadowverse Open website, and creating an all new set. We’re thrilled to be a part of the Shadowverse community, and help shape the future of Shadowverse esports.”
The NGE Shadowverse Open Season 2 qualifiers will begin on July 22nd for Europe, and July 23rd for North America. The tournaments will be broadcast live on Twitch at twitch.tv/nge, with VODs being made available on YouTube. For additional broadcast and signup information visit the NGE Shadowverse Open website at shadowverse.nge.io.