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As we march towards a brand new year, we are excited to share with you details of the upcoming year in KARDS esports.
The year 2023 was an exciting one for KARDS Esports, as we explored different tournament types, including evolving the OCC into a quarterly format, where participation in one month earned points towards qualification in a bigger quarterly event. This year saw us experiment with various formats to showcase the best of KARDS gameplay, diverse prize pools, and alternative tournament structures. Our commitment to fostering community tournaments has also grown, providing a vibrant platform for enthusiasts to host their unique, format-diverse events.
Moving forward, we are altering the OCC format once more to move back to a monthly format. We will be retiring the OCC: Ultimate for the time being, with the possibility of this quarterly tournament returning in the same, or a different form, in the future. As we make this change, we simultaneously alter the prize pool, so that every month features a 1500 USD prize pool for the OCC: Clash tournaments!
The prize pool for OCC: Clash tournaments will now be as follows:
Additionally, the winner of an OCC tournament earns the coveted KARDS Champion cardback.
In addition to the return to monthly format, we are also altering the qualification for the monthly OCC tournament. Here’s the breakdown:
Through this alternative mode of qualification, we hope to provide more dedicated players with the opportunity to prove their skills through the qualifiers and make it to an exciting finals with very lucrative prizes at the top.
Note that the lines marking the top 38 players on the in-game leaderboard will change later this month, alongside the release of the Winter War expansion. The new lines will correctly reflect that the top 2 players will automatically qualify for the OCC, and that the next 32 players (down to the 34th player) will qualify for the play-ins. These format changes affect the November ladder, and will first be seen in action in the December OCC.
That sums up the changes for esports coming up ahead. We will continue to support the community in various tournament events, including support through prizes, streaming, and giveaways. If you’d like to participate in a community tournament we encourage you to join the KARDS Discord server to stay up-to-date with all the latest tournaments upcoming and ongoing in the community.
We look forward to seeing you on the battlefield, commanders!
The Winter War expansion is live with 86 new cards, 2 new keywords, and a brand new ally nation. The Reserve pool has also shifted, with some cards moving into and others moving out of Reserve.
The November update is filled to the brim with thrilling things! Welcome Winter War with 86 new cards, 2 new keywords and a new ally nation, the new battle pass system, the new crate, a low-end renderer option, and a bunch of bug fixes.
Maximize the value of your playtime and get a bundle of exclusive cosmetics with the Battle Pass.
The new crate can be opened weekly, can be progressed in various ways, and grants more benefits the higher level it is. Learn more about the crate mechanic in this dev blog.
Tune in to the World Championship on December 2nd and 3rd on Twitch to watch the best KARDS players in the world duke it out for the title using brand new decks from the Winter War expansion!