GWENT Masters plays host two types of tournaments: community-powered ones, and official tournaments organized by CD PROJEKT RED.
CD PROJEKT RED TOURNAMENTS
Each month (from February to September, except for the offseason months) the top 16 and top 64 players from the Pro Rank leaderboards of the previous month will be invited to play in online qualifiers leading to the closest GWENT Open. For example, based on January 2022 (Season of The Wolf) Pro Rank standings, participants of 2 Online Qualifiers in February 2022 will be selected.
The 1st online qualifier will be held monthly for the top 16 players in the Pro Rank leaderboard of the previous month. The format of this tournament will be double elimination. Winners of both lower and higher brackets will reserve their spot at the closest upcoming GWENT Open tournament. The 14 players who do not qualify in the 1st online qualifier will be able to try again in the 2nd online qualifier in the same month.
The 2nd online qualifier will be held monthly for the top 64 players in the Pro Rank leaderboard of the previous month. The format of this tournament will consist of 2 stages:
- Day 1 – Swiss system for top 64 players (6 rounds)
- Day 2 – Double elimination system for top 16 players based on Day 1 results.
Winners of both lower and higher brackets will reserve their spot at the closest upcoming GWENT Open tournament. Top four participants will also receive Crown Points for placing as follows:
- 1st place – 5 CP
- 2nd place – 4 CP
- 3rd place – 3 CP
- 4th place – 2 CP
The official rulesets of online qualifiers, their schedule, and other important details will be communicated in advance before each tournament of that type.
GWENT Open is the main type of the official GWENT Masters tournaments. Each GWENT Open event will see a total of 8 participants:
- 4 finalists of 2 Online Qualifiers held 1 month prior to GWENT Open
- 4 finalists of 2 Online Qualifiers held 2 months prior to GWENT Open
Example: If a GWENT Open is held in April 2022, it will comprise of 4 finalists of 2 online qualifiers held in February 2022 and 4 finalists of 2 online qualifiers held in March 2022.
There will be a total of 3 GWENT Open events during a GWENT Masters series, with each one offering a 10 000 US dollars base prize pool, as well as a guaranteed spot in the upcoming World Masters event for the winner. All other participants will also receive Crown Points for placing as follows:
- 2nd place – 10 CP
- 3rd-4th place – 5 CP
- 5th-8th place – 1 CP
Play-In Tournament is a new addition to the GWENT Masters series.It will be organized after Open #3, for 12 players with the most Crown Points at the end of the competitive season.
This tournament will be held in Round Robin format (2 groups, 6 players each, Best-of-Five) with winners of each of 2 groups qualifying to World Masters. The remaining (3 to 5) invites will be given to the winners of a single Best-of-Five series against players from the opposing group according to the seeding.
The season will conclude with the GWENT World Masters — the ultimate tier of official tournaments organized by CD PROJEKT RED. A total of 8 players will compete in this grand finale tournament from among:
- up to 3 winners of previous Open events
- up to 5 winners of the Play-In Tournament.
The total prize pool of the GWENT World Masters will be at least 50 000 US dollars prize pool.
These are tournaments organized by the player community and the prize pool of these events should not exceed 10 000 US dollars. Community tournaments can take place online, as well as on-site. However, players will not receive Crown Points for either participating or placing in them.
If you’d like to host your own community-powered GWENT tournament, make sure to check out and follow the official GWENT community tournament guidelines on the website.