Guild Wars 2 offers $400k prize pot competition

guild-wars-heart-of-thornsGuild Wars 2 competitive play levels up with two seasons of ESL Pro League tournaments offering the biggest cash prize ever for the game, with in-game systems and leaderboards on the way to help give all players a shot at elite PvP.

ArenaNet and ESL have nnounced the ESL Guild Wars 2 Pro League, an all-new tournament series offering $400,000 in cash prizes.

The tournament opens up elite competition to the widest group of Guild Wars 2 players ever by lowering age and region restrictions for eligibility. It’s also open to new players who can now play the core Guild Wars 2 game for free.

Guild Wars 2 Pro League kicks off in November with open qualifiers, with the first season slated to culminate in a Season Finals LAN event at ESL studios.

“ArenaNet’s Guild Wars 2 recently enjoyed record numbers for players participating in PvP competition, and we are confident that the ESL Guild Wars 2 Pro League will help further foster this growth,” said Sebastian Weishaar, Senior VP of International Business at ESL.

“At ESL, we’re very excited for what lies in store for the ever-evolving game and look forward to enjoying its high-level competition both online and in our Burbank and Cologne studios.”

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