Published on January 18th, 2018 | by Luis Acosta
CD PROJEKT RED, creators of The Witcher series of games, invite gamers and esports enthusiasts to watch the January 2018 GWENT Open tournament set to take place this weekend.
Participants of the tournament — the top 8 players of the previous Pro Ladder season — will compete for a share of the $25,000 prize pool and GWENT Masters Crown Points. Two players who reach the event’s finale will additionally secure their participation in April’s GWENT Challenger tournament.
The tournament will start with the quarterfinals on Saturday, January 20th. The semifinals and final will follow on Sunday, January 21st. Live coverage will begin at 4PM CET on the official CD PROJEKT RED Twitch channel. Regular highlights will also be posted throughout the tournament on GWENT Masters Twitter.
Casting the tournament are popular players and streamers: Connagh “Merchant” Hawkins, Dane “McBeard” McBurnie, Miguel “MegaMogwai” Guerrero León and David “ImpetuousPanda” Gil Nolskog.
Thanks to Twitch drops, viewers will be able to earn Card Kegs and other rewards by watching the tournament. More details at playgwent.com/twitch-drops.
GWENT Open 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.
About CD PROJEKT RED
CD PROJEKT RED is a game development studio founded in 2002. It develops and publishes video games for personal computers and video game consoles. The studio’s flagship franchise, games from The Witcher series, has sold over 25 million copies worldwide. Its newest release – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – debuted in 2015 for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and has since received over 800 awards and accolades, including 250 Game of the Year awards. Together with GOG.COM, a game store offering hand-picked titles for PC and Mac, CD PROJEKT RED is part of the CD PROJEKT Capital Group. CD PROJEKT S.A. is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (ISIN: PLOPTTC00011).
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