The Gwent Open officially kicked off this weekend. The competition concerned eight professional eSports members from all over the world, competing for a slice of the $25,000 prize pool, plus Crown Points — the ranking points of the Witcher Card Game’s official esports series.
The competition whittled down to Ilias Karamanis from Germany, AKA “AretuzaAndyWand,” vs. Damian Kaźmierczak, AKA “Tailbot,” in the final tournament. Karamanis emerged triumphant and took the biggest slice of the pie — $9800. Kaźmierczak received the second-largest check for second place: $5050.
Ilias “AretuzaAndyWand” Karamanis (Germany)
Ilias “AretuzaAndyWand” Karamanis (Germany) — $9,800
Damian “TailBot” Kaźmierczak (Poland) — $5,050
Jacek “Fanderman” Leja (Poland) — $2,750
Alexander “proNEO3001” Shpak (Ukraine) — $2,750
Zehua “LpHanachan” Zhao (China) — $1,400
Xiaoxiang “Huanshi7702” Zeng (China) — $1,250
Mikel “Nujwk” Besga Aristizabal (Spain) — $1,000
Daniel “Damorquis” Morkisch (Germany) — $1,000
If you missed the GWENT Open and would like to watch, all the coverage has been archived on the official CD Projekt Red Twitch channel. The GWENT Open will return this July.
About GWENT: The Witcher Card Game
In GWENT: The Witcher Card Game, gamers clash with their friends in fast-paced duels that combine bluffing, on-the-fly decision making and careful deck construction. The game is played over a best-of-three series of rounds, as players unleash their hand by slinging spells and diverse units with special abilities and use clever tricks to deceive their opponents.
About CD PROJEKT RED
CD PROJEKT RED is a game development studio founded in 2002. It develops and publishes video games for personal computers and video game consoles. The studio’s flagship franchise, games from The Witcher series, has sold over 33 million copies worldwide. Its newest release – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – debuted in 2015 for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and has since received over 800 awards and accolades, including 250 Game of the Year awards. Together with GOG.COM, a game store offering hand-picked titles for PC and Mac, CD PROJEKT RED is part of the CD PROJEKT Capital Group. CD PROJEKT S.A. is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (ISIN: PLOPTTC00011).