Greetings from Com2uS!
We are excited to announce that registration for the <Summoners War World Arena Championship 2023 (SWC2023)> will open soon!
We ask for your continuous support on thrilling matches that will take place along the way.
Please read below for more info on the SWC2023 tournament.
[Player Selection Criteria and Tournament Details]
1. Player Selection Criteria
Among the applicants, World Arena Seasons 24 and 25 records will count for selecting the preliminary participants.
※ Player selection will be based on individual scores for each season, not the combined scores of the World Arena seasons 24 and 25. The most recent score will have the seed advantage.
※ If you haven't played in the 24th season of World Arena but wish to participate in the SWC2023, please make sure to play in the 25th season of World Arena.
2. Application Period
- When the page opens on Jun. 2nd until Jun. 19th 12am PDT
※ Please enter the game, and tap the EVENT button to access the registration page.
3. Tournament Schedule and Method
■ Preliminary Participant Selection (Late June - mid-July)
Among the applicants, preliminary participants will be selected based on their records of the World Arena Season 24 and 25.
※ The number of qualifiers for each region is different.
■ Open Qualifier (August)
: Beginning with the SWC2023, one WORLD FINALS ticket will be provided as an advantage to the WORLD FINALS host country. An Open Qualifier tournament will be conducted to determine the finalist. The Open Qualifier will take the form of a single tournament in quarterfinals, in which eight players will be selected based on their SWC2023 records among the WORLD FINALS host country players. The final winner will advance directly to the WORLD FINALS.
Players who failed to win in the Open Qualifier can participate in the preliminary of their region if their World Arena season record meets the selection criteria.
※ Due to this advantage, two players (top 2) instead of three players (top 3) from the ASA-PACIFIC CUP will advance to WORLD FINALS.
■ Regional Preliminary (August)
※ Preliminary matches will be played in BO5 format for the regional cup final matches and BO3 format for other matches. (Double elimination)
1) EUROPE & AMERICAS Preliminary
: Regardless of the regions, 16 preliminary qualifiers will be selected based on season records.
: AMERICAS & EUROPE Preliminary Bracket
(Season 25) Qualifier Rank No. 1 vs. (Season 24) Qualifier Rank No. 8
(Season 25) Qualifier Rank No. 5 vs. (Season 24) Qualifier Rank No. 4
(Season 25) Qualifier Rank No. 4 vs. (Season 24) Qualifier Rank No. 5
(Season 25) Qualifier Rank No. 8 vs. (Season 24) Qualifier Rank No. 1
(Season 25) Qualifier Rank No. 2 vs. (Season 24) Qualifier Rank No. 7
(Season 25) Qualifier Rank No. 6 vs. (Season 24) Qualifier Rank No. 3
(Season 25) Qualifier Rank No. 3 vs. (Season 24) Qualifier Rank No. 6
(Season 25) Qualifier Rank No. 7 vs. (Season 24) Qualifier Rank No. 2
① 16 players will be divided into 2 groups and play in the Round of 8 during DAY 1 and DAY 2.
The Round of 8 winners will advance to the Winner's Group, and 4 players who win from each group's Winner's Group will advance to the Regional Cup.
② The Round of 8 losers will have another chance in the Loser's Group. The players that win from the Loser's Group will play the final match with the players who lost in the Winner's Group. 4 players who win from the final match will advance to the Regional Cup.
2) ASIA-PACIFIC Preliminary
: 8 players will be selected based on their season records for each region.
: ASIA-PACIFIC Preliminary Bracket
(Season 25) Qualifier Rank No. 1 vs. (Season 24) Qualifier Rank No. 4
(Season 25) Qualifier Rank No. 4 vs. (Season 24) Qualifier Rank No. 1
(Season 25) Qualifier Rank No. 2 vs. (Season 24) Qualifier Rank No. 3
(Season 25) Qualifier Rank No. 3 vs. (Season 24) Qualifier Rank No. 2
① First, 8 players will play in the Round of 8 on DAY 1. The Round of 8 winners will advance to the Winner's Group to fight in the final. The final winner will advance to the Regional Cup.
② The players who lost in the first day's match will play the second day's loser match, and the final winner of the loser match will advance to the Regional Cup.
※ The preliminary bracket seed will be decided based on the season ranking of the players who applied for each regional preliminary.
※ The match details of the last preliminary day for each region will be decided based on the results of the previous matches.
■ CHINA QUALIFICATION MATCH (August)
The China Qualification Match, previously held in a single elimination method, will select one finalist for the WORLD FINALS in a double elimination method starting this year. The China Qualification Match will be held offline on Aug. 5th (local time) and livestreamed in various languages.
■ Regional Cup (September - October) Schedule and Venue
※ A separate notice will be made when the schedule and/or time changes due to local situations.
※ Unless travel is restricted by national policy or a natural disaster, you must attend the offline site when playing in the Regional Cups and WORLD FINALS. Please refer to the tournament rules and application page for more information.
※ The contents are subject to change based on the circumstances, and the related information will be provided in a separate notice.
: Matches will be played in a single elimination, BO5 format.
■ WORLD FINALS Schedule and Venue
- WORLD FINALS: Nov. 3rd (PDT)
: 2 players from EUROPE CUP/ 2 players from AMERICAS CUP/ 2 players from ASIA-PACIFIC CUP/ 1 player from CHINA QUALIFICATION MATCH/ 1 player from OPEN QUALIFIER
: Matches will be played in a single elimination, BO5 format.
※ SWC2023 Open Qualifier will be livestreamed from Bangkok, Thailand (SWC2023 WORLD FINALS host country) on Aug. 26th (local time) via various languages.
For more detailed information about the tournament's schedule and progress, please visit the official website and the tournament structure guide video.
▶ Official Website
▶ SWC2023 Tournament Structure Guide Video
All SWC2023 matches will be livestreamed on the Summoners War Esports YouTube Channel.
We have prepared amazing gifts for users who will watch the tournament, so please stay tuned for the start of SWC2023 in August!
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