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Swiss Tournaments Start Today in Guild Wars 2

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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The first experimental Swiss tournament will begin at 12p PT today in Guild Wars 2.

Keep in mind, because this is a test, you should expect bugs. The team also notes that UI elements will be incomplete as well. But first, what are Swiss tournaments?

According to the team,

“Swiss is a system in which the number of rounds is based on the number of teams participating. You will not be removed from the tournament after losing in a Swiss round. In each round, each team plays a team with the same record, if possible. All teams will play all the Swiss rounds, unless they get a bye.”

The tournaments will feature Swiss rounds. Once these rounds are done, ArenaNet will take the top teams into a single elimination match. After this, normal proceedings will apply. Some benefits include more chances to play together instead waiting for hours for a tournament.

Note, there are no planned changes to existing rewards for tournaments right now. Automated tournament wins will see increased gold, however.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.