MIDSEASON UPDATE: DUELYST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CIRCUIT – Duelyst


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Greetings! We hope you have been enjoying the Frostfire Festival thus far. To follow up on the patch notes, we have some exciting updates for the Duelyst World Championship Circuit!

New DWC Qualifier Rewards

1st Place: Seat at the Duelyst World Championship + 7 Epic Keys + Rogue Legacy Argeon Skin 2nd Place: 15 DWC Circuit Points + 5 Epic Keys + Rogue Legacy Argeon Skin 3rd and 4th Place: 12 DWC Circuit Points + 3 Epic Keys + Rogue Legacy Argeon Skin 5th to 8th Place: 10 DWC Circuit Points + 3 Rare Keys

*Note: Players who placed Top 8 in the past three qualifiers will be given these keys and/or a Rogue Legacy skin retroactively.

Cementing DWC Qualifier & Open Rulebook

DWC Qualifier

Part One– 32 players are invited to compete in five BO5 Swiss rounds. The format is Conquest. Three lists for three unique generals, all different factions.

Part Two– The top 8 players from the Swiss portion compete in a BO5 single elimination bracket. The format is Conquest. Four lists for four unique generals, two lists can be from the same faction. Every round players will get to ban one of their opponent’s generals.

  • Example: A player can bring Reva, Kaleos, Vaath, and Sajj. A player cannot bring Reva, Kaleos, Zirix, Sajj.

DWC Open

Part OneANY player can enter to compete in the BO3 Swiss portion of the tournament. The number of Swiss rounds will be dependent on the number of entrants. The format is Conquest. Two lists for two unique generals, both different factions.

Part Two– The top 16 players (may change based on number of entrants) from the Swiss portion compete in a BO5 single elimination bracket. The format is Conquest. Four lists for four unique generals, two lists can be from the same faction. Every round players will get to ban one of their opponent’s generals.

  • Example: A player can bring Reva, Kaleos, Vaath, and Sajj. A player cannot bring Reva, Kaleos, Zirix, Sajj.

*Note: A full length rulebook will be published before the next DWC Qualifier, outlining all of the specifics.

Changing Number of Invites to DWC Qualifier

50 → 32

This change works on two fronts. First, it makes earning an invitation to a DWC Qualifier more competitive. We believe this is healthier for the tournament scene as a whole. Second, 32 is the maximum number of players who can participate in Swiss tournament while limiting the number of rounds to five.

Expanding DWC Point Pool

While there are no specifics to report on at the moment, we are working feverishly to sanction more tournaments and give players more opportunities to rack up those DWC points! Some events to look out for in December include:

  • Weekday Tournaments
  • EU-friendly Tournaments
  • The inclusion of DWC points in Team Wars Season 4
  • And much more!

Rewarding DWC Points for the Ranked Ladder

That’s right, we are bringing it back! The ranked ladder was removed from the DWC equation while our team worked out a few kinks. However, that was months ago and things are running quite smoothly nowadays! However, we want to be clear on our intent here. The primary means of getting an invitation to a DWC Qualifier is by performing well in sanctioned tournaments. We do not want the ladder to overshadow that. With that being said, here is the point breakdown:

1st: 10 points 11th- 25th: 7 points 25th- 50th: 5 points 51st- 100th: 3 points

*Note: Players will have to play a minimum of 100 games in S-Rank to qualify for DWC Points.

Finalized Schedule for ALL Remaining DWC Qualifiers & Opens

To avoid confusion, we will be using the same time schedule for all future DWC Qualifiers & Opens. Those times can be found below:

Schedule

Swiss Portion (Saturday) 8am Pacific Time Check-In begins (via Battlefy) 9am Pacific Time Check-In ends and the tournament begins!

Playoff Portion (Sunday) 9am Pacific Time Check-In begins (via Battlefy) 10am Pacific Time Check-In ends and the tournament begins!

*Note: The dates for all future DWC Qualifiers and Opens will be published before November’s Season Qualifier. November’s Season Qualifier will take place on December 10th.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://news.duelyst.com/midseason-update-duelyst-world-championship-circuit/

TIL there's a dogehai general skin
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Hmm, I am not sure how I feel about the kickstarter-exclusive skin being now given to non-kickstarters.

As I communicated earlier, an enormous lot of what was promised to me as kickstarter rewards was changed to not be exclusive.

I completely understand that now seeing how the game changed and all, but, having at least 2 skins was a compensation I could live with, although it was still sad to me.

But as a result, those 2 skins (instead of the secret powers and complete faction etc) became more valuable to me.

Now 1 is opened up to non-kickstarters.

Like I said, I don’t know.
I mean, I am on the verge of not caring because the game is so cool and I just want to cheer at everything you guys do, but technically it’s just bad practice breaking promises again, this time without a (imho, as far as I can see) solid reason.

So, I guess I formally object to this.

(And it has nothing to do with wanting to deny others the skin, in fact that’s a big part of why I am on the verge of not caring.)


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#3

Gotta agree with Aeruniel, giving out kickstarter rewards feels somewhat disrespectful towards the early backers by devaluing the reward.

My suggestion would be to at least give out a recolored version to championship winners, so there is a distinction from kickstarter supporters and the original skin stays exclusive.

Otherwise, super hyped for the championship! We’ve seen some amazing games already, looking forward for more.

By the way, are any tournament mechanics planned to be included into the client? That would be really useful to organize events better and get new players in touch with the community.


#4

I totally understand the sentiment. On the other hand, making them permanently exclusive punishes people who found out about the game later, no matter how much support they’ve given the game. Given that these are cosmetic items and don’t affect gameplay, it seems like it could easily have remained exclusive but still. (Plus, only the top 4 get this skin so still pretty exclusive).

Just the same, a new skin for a general or unit seems more fitting. I don’t know how much time goes into re-skinning a unit but you would think that would be the logical thing to do.


#5

Can we get some words from the devs about this?


#6

I am all for holding developers accountable for rewards promised on Kickstarter. However I checked the Kickstarter page and could not find any statement about these skins being Kickstarter exclusive so I can see no problem in making them available to other players. If I am not mistaken Kickstarter backers got hundreds of dollars worth of cards for as low as $25 (or even $15 as early bird) so complaining about this seems a bit petty to me.


#7

It literally says ‘kickstarter-exclusive: rogue legacy + doge shibe skins’.
Besides that, check the Secret Powers tier I pledged at.
Also, I do not wish to discuss this, especially not with non-devs. I just would like a reaction to my post which is really not petty imo, but w/e.


#8

Must have overlooked that. In that case you are right to ask the devs for clarification.


#9

Bump as I still would like an official word.


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