KARDS 2023 WC: Live Drawing Stream for Knockout Stage Groups!

5 months ago

Hello, commanders!

 

Following six intense weekends of fierce battles, the open in-game KARDS 2023 World Championship qualifiers have concluded. 113 skilled warriors emerge victorious from qualifiers A and B, joining the ranks of the 15 already pre-qualified players, making up a total of 128 contenders who now face off against one another in the Knockout Stage.

 

The next leg of this epic showdown promises a fresh set of challenges for our valiant competitors. The Knockout Stage starts with a group stage, which leads into a 32-player double elimination bracket where players compete to become one of the last 4 standing. Those 4 players then battle it out during the Grand Finals in Iceland in December for their share of the $12.000 prize pool and the title of KARDS World Champion!

 

The Knockout Stage

For those of you that made it - huge congratulations! You've shown your mettle, proving yourself to be among the most successful players in KARDS, demonstrating immense skill and impressive dedication. Expect an email from us with the vital intel for the next stage of your mission.

 

The next stage of the tournament is the Knockout Stage, where we go from 128 players to the top 4 over the course of two intense weekends of KARDS play. The first part of this stage is played in a round robin group stage, with 16 groups of 8 players, where the top 2 players in each group advance into a 32-player double elimination bracket that will bring us to the final 4 players.

 

The round robin will take place on October 21st, with the 32-player double elimination round on October 22nd. The top 6 in the double elimination bracket face off against one another live on stream on October 29th, when we find out who will be the top 4 players making it to the Grand Finals in Iceland. Players will have the chance to change their decks between each section of the Knockout Stage. Check out the full schedule below.  

Important: If you are qualified, please make sure that the email address associated with your account is up-to-date so that we are able to contact you with details on the next stage. This will require action from you as the remainder of the World Championship will be played outside the game client. You can check the email address associated with your account by going in-game, selecting options, and clicking “Account”. If you need to update the email address associated with your account, you can do so on the KARDS website, by logging in with your account on the top bar, navigating to your account settings, and selecting “Change email”.

Live Drawing Stream

On Friday, October 13th at 16:00 GMT we will be live from the bunker to do a live drawing show for all the groups, broadcast on the KARDS Twitch and YouTube channels. Make sure to tune in to find out what the groups will look like!

Following the live drawing, we will also publish the groups in a Steam article, shared on the KARDS Discord server.

Open Qualifier Rewards

As promised, the top 500 players in each of the two open in-game qualifiers will receive the exclusive KARDS 2023 World Championship card back. This card back will automatically be added to eligible accounts, which we aim to deliver shortly before the World Championship Grand Finals - no further action is required from your side. 

List of Qualifier Players

Check out a list of all players qualified for the Knockout Stage below. Note that the pre-qualified players will be pre-seeded into groups, to ensure their even distribution across all groups.

Pre-qualified players

Jking7

Head

Berto Burrito

Bamboo

我开天王炸 (Cappuccino)

guorq123456

xyloser

Leo

金轮会怎么做 (Jinlun)

变成光守护阿梓公主 (Azi)

Vinny

老虎不发猫 (Tiger)

钟离梓 (TangTang)

Noein5

Bezio

 

Qualified Through In-Game Qualifiers

只是做了点微小的工作

圆寂都察院

Liszt

冲矢猫

Lok

Der_Admiral

劣质暗杀兵

Rara88

kvj19

Leps

nadoka

Hayes

百里蒿

PAIN-GAN

943265831

二月叶

eszemteszem

麻尤米mayumi

Rock-n-Roll

Chaos

dchukov

[CN]lgyouch

krelief

Intradiction

citrus

Defender

astrobooey

Shiva's

1021758278

Terror_de

Thanks

cafe

vitameistango

wastecan

落寒尘

下北泽臭小子

Joshua

Stanislav

My Other Account

SprkieOak

大米呱呱

0.0

龍槍雷斯林

Socialist

apara

PDC 2018

(cn)symbol

TB273

starrywarren

kircheis_0

Io de Scylla

WolfClaw

killswitch

Kochua

ApeGo

Freddie

MoERo

敦刻尔克没有白色

TreePipit

Overkill

Thanatron

LoveGone

doge34

kumashin76

dian

永远鲜红的幼月

TEME

Daizal

且战且退的巴甫洛夫

Gambit1286

amatues

pytorch

七海千秋

Pathfinder

晴想睡个好觉

Baron von Glower

Gragon123

Echidna

CaptainA

Sean

Владимир

R ADLER

dandelion882691

小小云

susaad

Wo of Bark

rayson366458

Baycel

Zhigul

两百多斤英国大力士

提尔比茨

DannysDirection

小白小白小白狼

ThoRoNDoR

John_Px

CAMPER

OHxCORNGUY

泠月清霄

Ghost

Sakura

Drogear

YaoLiu

JPK VIII

ComTruise

Syroezhkin

凛凛蝶凛

HaoLiang

莱因哈特·舍尔BK

wild_eyes

雪侯府府主

ENDER

s961578

少年游

 

 

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