Announcing the 2022 KARDS World Championship 

about 1 month ago

Good day, soldiers!

1939 Games is thrilled to announce the KARDS World Championship 2022!

The KARDS World Championship 2022 is an event open for all KARDS players to freely join. Much like last year, the World Championship is conducted in three main stages:

  • In-Client Open Qualifiers
  • Knockout Stage
  • Finals Stage

The World Championship starts with open qualifiers conducted in-client in September and October. It culminates in a grand finale in December where a new World Champion is crowned.

Participating in the World Championship may bring great prizes for players, such as diamonds and the unique KARDS World Championship 2022 cardback!

This year, the World Championship will be played exclusively online. After much deliberation, we have decided that an exclusively online tournament is the best way to ensure fairness for all of our players all over the world. Many players are still facing travel restrictions and as such, might have difficulty traveling to Iceland for an on-site battle in December. Our excellent team of hosts and casters will however come to the bunker in Iceland to analyze all the action!

How to become the KARDS World Champion 2022

In order to become the KARDS World Champion, you must be successful in each of the three Championship stages.

Season winners, OCC winners, and winners of Open tournaments since the beginning of last year’s KARDS World Championship qualification period and until the beginning of the 2022 World Championship qualification period are all pre-qualified to participate in the top 128 Knockout Stage. Also pre-qualified are the top four players from last year’s World Championship.

Stage 1: Open Qualifiers

Open qualifiers are held in September and October in two sections. Join one (or both!) of the open qualifiers available through the KARDS Client during weekends between September 10th and October 15th to earn your KARDS World Championship 2022 cardback and compete to qualify for stage 2 of the tournament. The top players from each qualifier will advance - with half the qualified players coming from each qualifier section.

Stage 2: Top 128 player Knockout Stage

Players qualified through the in-game open qualifiers and the pre-qualified players are randomly drawn into 16 groups of 8 players and will play a round robin group stage on the weekend of the 29th and 30th of October. The top two players in each group will progress into a 32 person double elimination bracket played during the weekend of the 5th and 6th of November. The top four players during this weekend will qualify for the final stage and compete for the title of World Champion!

Stage 3: The Grand Finale!

On December 3rd and 4th, the four finalists will battle for the title of KARDS World Champion 2022! This two day event will be live streamed for your viewing pleasure on Twitch, Youtube and Facebook.

Rewards!

Participating in the World Championship at any stage is a fun and exciting experience - but of course, we also want to provide our brave participants with some extra goodies!

The rewards for this World Championship are as follows:

  • The top 300 players in each qualifying session in the Open Qualifier for the World Championship will receive the KARDS World Championship 2022 cardback!
  • Every player that qualifies for the top 128 player Knockout Stage will receive 250 diamonds to spend on anything that their heart desires in the in-game store!
  • The four finalists will play their final matches online, competing for their share of the $10.000 prize pool!

Get ready for battle!

With the first set of qualifiers right around the corner in September, now is a good time to start preparing your forces for battle.

Start thinking about what types of decks you want to bring and what cards you need to get to be in fighting shape come September to take on the world's best players!

We will continue to publish more details on the KARDS World Championship 2022 in the coming weeks and months. Make sure to check back regularly for updates - join us on Discord and follow us on Twitch, Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter to make sure you don’t miss any of the action!