ESL and ArenaNet are coming together to bring a brand new league to the Guild Wars 2 competitive scene. It’s the Guild Wars 2 Pro League – a $400,000 tournament series. This is the largest ever prize pool for any Guild Wars 2 competitive event, and it’s one of the largest prizes in the history of ESL Pro League. The purse will be paid out over the course of two seasons.
ArenaNet and ESL want this league to be as inclusive as possible, so they’re opening it up to both European and North American players. They’re also lowering age and region restrictions, so even more aspiring players will have the chance to play at a professional level.
Open qualifiers for this league begin November 14th, and the first season begins later that month. The Pro League will run through early 2016, ending with a Season Finals event. When both seasons are over, ArenaNet will host a World Championship.
Now that Guild Wars 2 has gone free-to-play, there’s no better time to start sharpening your competitive skills. Even if you don’t make it in time for this season’s qualifiers, you can start some early training for next year! Head on over to Gamer Launch to find people to play with. If you’re a seasoned Guild Wars 2 veteran, talk to your guild about competing in the open qualifiers. We have tons of features, including a new eSports functionality, that will help you hone your competitive edge. It’s anyone’s game.
For more details about the Guild Wars 2 Pro League, rules, tournament structure, and more, check out the official ESL Pro League site.