GWENT: The Witcher Card Game continues to change and evolve during its beta period. While much of the game’s core format has remained the same, CD Projekt Red has demonstrated a willingness to narrow down and pin-point the exact balancing and edits they need to implement in order to ensure their card game is a viable esports candidate. Now, “GWENT Masters” is the name of the newly announced GWENT esports league. Players who want to get a chance at being the GWENT world champion will need to participate in official or licensed GWENT Masters events to accumulate Crown Points. Crown Points will determine who gets to participate in the initial bronze tier GWENT Open competitions each tournament season. Those who come out on top of the GWENT Open competitions, along with people possessing the most accumulated Crown Points and maybe even officially invited wildcard participants, will then be brought on to compete in silver tier GWENT Challenger competitions in the given season. From there, only the best of the best will move on to compete in the GWENT World Masters for a shot at its $250,000 prize pool and the title of the world’s first GWENT World Champion.
For those who may not be as serious about playing GWENT competitively, there’s also some news about GWENT’s single player content. Originally, GWENT was announced as eventually featuring deep, time-consuming, story-driven content at the level fans can comfortably expect from Witcher III developer CD Projekt Red. The first story campaign to see light is GWENT: Thronebreaker, which seems to feature Meve, Queen of Lyria and Rivia. To point out some lore: Meve is the reason series main character Geralt’s “of Rivia” title isn’t just a bluff. See below for a slickly animated teaser of Thronebreaker, along with informational videos describing the need-to-knows of the GWENT Masters competitive league.