Posted March 14, 2018 by Adam Ghiggino in Feature
 
 

Shadowverse announces esports calendar, headlined by $1,000,000 prize


Esports card game Shadowverse has unveiled its esports calendar for 2018, with a $1,000,000 prize highlighting the World Grand Prix event at the end of the year.
The Shadowverse Open series of open tournaments will continue in 2018, with two seasons scheduled for this year, with an extended reach into over 120 countries including South-East Asia, Oceania, South America and further European countries.
However, the bigger announcement is the launch of the World Circuit, which will be a series of major offline tournaments, each with a prize pool of $10,000. Anyone can take part in the three events, the first of which will take place in France at DreamHack Tours (May 19-21), Canada at DreamHack Montreal (September 7-9) and the South East Asia  Oceania Open (TBD date and location).
The biggest event will be the World Grand Prix, taking place in Tokyo. However, to qualify for this, the top Shadowverse players will first have to compete in one of three Contenders Cups in LA and Singapore – one for each region, the Americas, Europe and South-East Asia/Oceania. To qualify for these Contenders Cups, only the top players will be accepted. That includes the winners from each of the World Circuit tournaments, the winners of the Spring and Summer Pan-American or Eurpoean Shadowverse Open online tournaments, the players with the most 2018 league points, or winners of dedicated wild card tournaments which will take place in September.
Those who do make it to the World Grand Prix in Tokyo will have the chance to win $1,000,000, which is certainly enough for a lucky winner to buy a few new packs.

Adam Ghiggino

 
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