The Witcher Gwent Tournament

Fans of CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher series, may rejoice knowing that they are currently working on establishing an official Gwent tournament.

Polish game developer CD Projekt Red announced its partnership with giant e-sports organizer ESL (Electronic Sports League) to make a competitive gaming tournament for the fan fan-favorite card game Gwent. The prize pool is starting out at $100,000.

Gwent is a card game within The Witcher video game universe, and is playable only in the third game, The Witcher III: The Wild Hunt. The card game itself is only a small part of the base game, but fans immediately became attached, prompting CD Projekt Red to begin developing a full separate game dedicated solely to it called Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. The closed beta is receiving positive reception and the full game is announced to be free-to-play.

Now with fans eagerly awaiting the full game, they can get even giddier knowing that soon they can get the chance to win $100,000 playing a card game originally thought to be just a series of side quests.