WePlay! eSports Newmedia Group is set to host a tournament on Valve‘s new collectible card game Artifact just one day after its release.
Artifact Mighty Triad: Strength is the first in a three-tournament series, boasting a $10,000 (£7,807) prize pool. The total prize pool for the series is $50,000 (£39,015.75).
The tournament will be played online over November 29th to December 4th with professional card game competitors in attendance, such as: Adrian “Lifecoach” Koy and Mirijam “Wifecoach” Koy, Andrey “Reynad” Yanyuk, Miguel “MegaMogwai” Guerrero, David “ImpetuousPanda” Nolskog, and Joel “Heffaklumpen” Larsson.
Eugene “GreenGT” Luchianenco, Head of Esports of WePlay! discussed the tournament in a statement: “We are extremely happy to host such an exciting event gathering people from different gaming communities in one place. This tournament is an important milestone in the development of esports environment, and we are privileged to contribute to it. Our goal can be achieved through education, networking, sharing experience, professional training and creating our own service ecosystem. We pin high hopes on the forthcoming tournament: it is unique, its scope is unparalleled, and thus, it will give impetus to the entire industry.”
Esports Insider says: Artifact has a lot of hype at the moment and that’ll only be bigger by the time the game is released, which is a great time to host a tournament full of esteemed CCG professionals. This’ll be first of many tests for the game in a competitive setting post-launch!