This weekend is home to the second Gwent Challenger tournament! Players will fight for a $100,000 prizepool and a large amount of Crown Points. The winner of the tournament automatically qualifies for the next Challenger event as well as the Gwent World Masters tournament all the way at the end of the road, in January 2019.
Participating players are previous Challenger winner Lifecoach as well as both Gwent Open winners Shaggy and FreddyBabes. The rest of the participants are no small names either with Gwent Open runner-ups J0rah and Tailbot, Gwent Slam winner GameKing and finally Challenger qualifier winners Kolemoen and Adzikov.
Check it out starting Saturday at 4pm CET!
Format & Bracket
The format for the tournament is as any other official tournament:
- Ahead of the tournament, each participant must build 4 decks from 4 different factions.
- No two decks can be of the same faction.
- Opponents will be able to ban, in secret, a chosen enemy deck at the beginning of each game.
- Once the players have each banned an enemy deck, they will choose 1 out of their 3 remaining decks to use for their first match.
- Winning decks can’t be used to play another match, while losing ones may be used again or swapped out for another.
- Decks cannot be modified between matches.
The match-ups were decided during a live draw on Twitch on Thursday morning hosted by Pawel Burza, you can watch it here!
Casters & Hosts
Casters for the event are the familiar bunch, this time supported by Matthew Mercer and Marisha Ray as hosts and Swim as analyst!
|FreddyBabes' Northern Realms|
|Lifecoach's Northern Realms|
Definitely don't miss the second day of the event where Pawel and developers will reveal the remaining cards from the upcoming Midwinter Update as well as other big changes coming to Gwent before the end of the year!
The first day of the event with all round 1 matches starts on Saturday at 4pm CET and continues the next day starting at the same time as well!
Just in time for the Challenger tournament, Gwent now supports Twitch Drops! By linking your GOG account to Twitch you'll receive free in-game items just by watching Gwent Streams. Watching the Challenger tournament is even more rewarding, as you'll unlock an exclusive title as well as a free card by checking out the finals!