Last weekend we held our first online GWENT Open! To start the second season of our esports series, we had veterans and new faces clash over two days for a spot in the World Masters, the grand finale of each GWENT Masters season, and a share of the $29,200 prize pool.
Day 1 saw a lot of surprises with all three previous Open and Challenger winners by the names of kolemoen, wangid1 and TailBot losing to their opponents and getting eliminated from the competition. Nevertheless, games on Day 2 were full of fantastic plays – in the first semifinal Nik_r was able to defeat SuMo with a convincing 3:1, while Demarcation was able to defeat his semifinal opponent Santtu2x 3:1 after playing a total of five games, one of them resulting in a draw.
The final battle was all about ups and down – Demarcation took the early 1:0 lead against Nik_r, but the next game resulted in another draw that day. In the end, the match ended 3:1 in favor of Demarcation and it was the Chinese player who secured a spot at the GWENT World Masters.
If you missed the action, you can re-watch the whole tournament on our YouTube channel!
Sidong “Demarcation” Guo (China) – $5,775
Nikita “Nik_r” Rykov (Ukraine) – $4,275
Santeri “Santtu2x” Paananen (Finland) – $3,650
Yuanfei “SuMo” Yang (China) – $3,525
Damian “TailBot” Kaźmierczak (Poland) – $3,025
Lipao “wangid1” Ni (China) – $3,025
Benjamin “kolemoen” Pfannstiel (Germany) – $3,025
Andrian “Andi99” Sölter (Brazil) – $2,900
PS Mark your calendars – GWENT Open #2 is coming on June 27th and 28th!