The Witcher franchise is very popular with gamers. So much so that a mini-game within the title became a full-on game itself: GWENT. It got so big in fact that CD Projekt Red decided to hold an esports open for it. The battles were fierce, the competition was real, but in the end, Frederick “Freddybabes” Bird took the top prize.
“Top 8 players of GWENT’s first Pro Ladder season competed in the tournament for Crown Points and a share of a $25,000 prize pool. Two finalists also secured a spot in the upcoming GWENT Challenger tournament, which will take place in December.
Frederick “Freddybabes” Bird advanced to the final after performing an amazing reverse sweep in his quarterfinal match against Pro Ladder’s highest ranked player, Andrzej “Adzikov” Bal, and later defeating Jan “SuperJJ” Janssen. Bird’s opponent in the tournament’s final was Damian “Tailbot” Kaźmierczak, whose path to the finals involved an impressive 3:0 quarterfinals win against Qianfan “irohabit” Ma, and defeating Zehua “OMHanachann” Zhao in the semifinals.”
There’s no doubt that more tournaments for GWENT, as the fanbase behind it is very passionate. In fact, it might actually grow even bigger to become a very popular esport. You never know what the future can bring.
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