Guild Wars 2 Adds Weekly Cash Tournaments

Guild Wars 2 has a PVP tournament for cash?

Did I really write cash tournament?

Yes Dear Reader, while checking out email today, I spotted one that announced the new Tangled Roots campaign for Guild Wars 2. As a fan of GW2, I knew it has been out a few days, but read it anyway, and found buried down at the bottom of the announcement was something that totally surprised me! A weekly PVP tournament that pays CASH?!! We had all heard about the big team World Tournament Series  $50K cash tournament announced back in August, but this was something new and unexpected. I had to know more!

Guild Wars 2 has a PVP cash tournament for real?
Is this where the que for PVP cash tournament starts?

Following the links provided, I read up on the new Go4GuildWars2 Cup weekly series,sponsored by ESL and the Guild Wars 2 team.  In brief, the setup is that PvP teams will fight each other for a shot at a weekly prize pool of US$500 / €500 per region, and if in the top 8 teams, be eligible to be in a monthly PVP tournament with a prize pool of $1500 / €1500 (one prize pool for this).  Another cool thing is that these tournaments also award points that might get a top team into the bigger World Tournament series. Even cooler is that, according to, the monthly tournaments will be broadcast live on ESL TV. 

Not sure how I missed all this back in October, but only one question remains… is there any PVP team out there that needs a badass Sylvari Elementalist named Frax?!

Author: Dan White

Dan has been creatively writing for various forms of media and outlets ever since third grade, starting with his first adventure story in crayon on craft paper for his teacher. He enjoys writing, but rarely has enough time for it along with his passion for video gaming and other pursuits. He still uses crayon or fountain pens at times in order to help jumpstart the creative process.