The thrill of competition
The KARDS eSports scene features a highly competitive and active community of players, dedicated to becoming the best in the world. Through regular broadcasts featuring the top players, analyzed and cast by KARDS experts, viewers get the chance to get a glimpse at the decks and tactics employed by the most elite KARDS players worldwide.
The Officer Club Championship Clash (OCC: Clash) is an elite monthly tournament for the most successful KARDS players on the in-game Officer Club ranked ladder of each month. The OCC features cash and in-game prizes, with a 1,500 USD prize pool each month. OCC tournaments are covered with full live broadcast productions and available live on the KARDS Twitch channel and uploaded after the live broadcast to the KARDS YouTube channel.
The World Championship is an annual tournament where we crown the KARDS World Champion. Competitors qualify through ladder based in-game qualifiers that are open for anyone to enter. Through several tournament stages, competitors are whittled down to the top 4 who battle it out for the title of KARDS World Champion and the lion's share of the 12,000 USD prize pool.
The OCC: Clash is a monthly tournament between the highest ranked players in the in-game Officer Club ranked ladder.
Every year, a new KARDS World Champion is crowned. This is our biggest celebration of the passion and competitive spirit of the KARDS community and as such, we take it pretty seriously!
The KARDS World Championship features a 12,000 USD prize pool, with the winner taking home a whopping 6,000 USD. The World Championship is fought over the course of four months. Each year, thousands of players participate in the open in-game qualifiers with the goal of earning their spot among the elite top 128 players who qualify for the Knockout Stage. Pre-qualified for the Knockout Stage are winners of OCC tournaments and winners of in-game seasons in the months preceding the World Championship.
During the Knockout Stage of the World Championship, the top 128 players are randomly seeded into 16 groups. There, they play a single round robin of best of three series to determine the top two players from each group who qualify for the top 32. These top 32 players face off in a Double Elimination bracket until we get to the top 4 players.
The top 4 players face off in a continuation of the Double Elimination bracket, with a renewed loss potential. These top players duke it out in a best-of-five grand finals series, culminating in a best-of-seven “winner takes all” first place matchup. The victor of this final best-of-seven series is crowned the new KARDS World Champion!