There are three tournament tiers, including the Open tier, the Challenger tier, and the Masters series.
Prepare to embark on a new adventure from the world of The Witcher in Thronebreaker - GWENT's single player story campaign. With the two Northern Realms facing invasion, Meve sets on a journey of "destruction and revenge". Additionally, the developer also announced the beginning of an official Gwent esports event. A tutorial video was released, revealing that actively participating players in the pro-ladder season will earn crown points throughout each season, and those who score enough points will make the top competitive ladder (s). Eight Gwent Open tournaments will be held throughout a Gwent Masters series, with each offering $25,000 in prizes. The final tally of players' Crown points will determine which players qualify to compete in the grand finale of the tournament series, the Gwent World Masters.
For the complete overview of Gwent Masters, including the ruleset, tournament dates, and format, visit here.
Challengers take the finalists of opens, those with the most Crown Points over the previous couple of months, and two invited players, and they fight it out for $100,000. A $250,000 prize pool will be up for grabs. That means Gwent Masters will pay out a whopping $850,000 to players over the course of its first season.
The Pro Ladder season for Gwent begins September 1, with the first Open tournament kicking off August 25 at gamescom in Cologne, Germany.