GWENT Masters plays host three types of tournaments: community-powered ones, licensed, and official tournaments organized by CD PROJEKT RED.
CD PROJEKT RED TOURNAMENTS
Organized exclusively by CD PROJEKT RED, official tournaments of the GWENT Masters series will each see 8 players competing for prize pools ranging from 25 000 US dollars, up to 250 000 US dollars. Placing will also award players with Crown Points. These tournaments are always held on-site in various locations around the world, with a total of 13 events set to take place in the first ever GWENT Masters series. Official tournaments are divided into three tiers: Open, Challenger, and World Masters. Each one uses its own Crown Points ranking which resets after an event of that particular tier finishes.
GWENT Open is the entry level tier of official GWENT Masters tournaments. Each GWENT Open event will see a total of 8 players with the the most Crown Points at the end of the Pro Ladder season (2 calendar months).
There will be a total of 8 GWENT Open events during a GWENT Masters series, with each one offering a 25 000 US dollars prize pool, as well as a guaranteed spot in the upcoming GWENT Challenger event for the two finalists. All participants will also receive Crown Points for placing.
GWENT Challenger is the second tier of official GWENT Masters tournaments. These events will take place every two Pro Ladder seasons (4 calendar months). Each one will feature a total of 8 competitors battling it out for the Challenger winner’s ring and piece of a 100 000 US dollar prize pool, 3 of whom will be:
the winner of the previous Challenger
2 Wild Card players, invited to the tournament by CD PROJEKT RED
The rest of the Challenger participants will come from among:
up to 4 finalists of 2 GWENT OPEN tournaments held prior to a Challenger event
up to 3 players with the most Crown Points accumulated over the course of the two Pro Ladder seasons leading up the Challenger
There will be a total of 4 GWENT Challenger tournaments in the GWENT Masters series. Participating in a Challenger tournament will also earn players Crown Points for placing.
The series will conclude with GWENT World Masters — the third and final 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 5 winners of previous Challenger events
up to 7 players with the most Crown Points in the Pro Ladder accumulated over the seasons leading up to GWENT World Masters.
The stakes will be high, with a 250 000 US dollars prize pool, as well as the title of the first ever GWENT World Champion up for grabs.
Third-party partners can apply for a license from CD PROJEKT RED to host their own GWENT tournaments. They will be required to follow the official conduct and ruleset of GWENT Masters, with any additional rules on top needed to be approved by CD PROJEKT RED. Prize pools for licensed competitive GWENT events start at 10 000 US dollars and will additionally award players with Crown Points for placing — the exact amount of the latter will be determined between the tournament’s organizer and CD PROJEKT RED. Each licensed tournament should have open qualifiers to select participants, and can be held either on-site, or online.
You can apply to organize a licensed GWENT tournament using the application form available here
These are tournaments organized by the player community. The prize pool of these events should not exceed 10 000 US dollars and getting a license from CD PROJEKT RED will not be necessary to organize one. Community tournaments can take place online, as well as on-site. However, players will not receive Crown Points for neither participating, nor 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 available here