Guild Wars World Championship 2006
$100,000 in Cash Prizes!
Travel to an Exciting Destination!
(Not to mention Fame and Glory!)
Update: 1 January 2006
Congratulations to the 12 top guilds in each region as of Midnight Pacific (8:00 a.m. GMT) January 1st! You have won an invitation to the Guild Wars World Championship Regional Playoffs! Here are the steps that the top twelve (12) Guilds from each Region need to follow in order to confirm qualification and verify eligibility for the Guild Wars World Championship.
The Guild Roster:
- The top 12 guilds in each region that can field a team of eligible players are invited to participate in the
Guild Wars World Championship Regional Playoffs.
- Guilds qualifying for the Regional Playoffs must provide a Tournament Roster to ArenaNet via email by Midnight Pacific (08:00 a.m. GMT) January 2, 2006. The roster must include the following information for eight players and up to two alternates: Guild name and acronym, and each player's full name, mailing address, birth date, telephone number, email address, and a single account (user) name (not character name).
- The address to which you can send your roster is:
The Individual Player's Proof of Eligibility:
Other Eligibility Proofs:
- Other eligibility requirements must be met later, including the transmittal of notarized parental permission for players age 16 and 17. All players will be asked to submit other appropriate legal forms as mentioned in the Guild Wars World Championship Rules. Such matters will be undertaken after the first level of eligibility processing mentioned above.
- We will assist qualified GWWC Finalists to obtain a visa to travel to Taiwan, should they require assistance.
For More Information:
If you have questions, please address them to The Tournament Team at ArenaNet at the following email address:
[email protected]. We will respond as quickly as possible.
NCsoft and ArenaNet are pleased to announce the Guild Wars World Championship. All Guild Wars players are invited to participate! To do so, simply form a guild and join in Rated Guild-versus-Guild matches on the Guild Wars Ladder.
The qualifying season began at Midnight Pacific Daylight Time (7:00 AM GMT) on Saturday, October 1st, as ArenaNet reset the Guild Wars ladder. The ladder season will last three months, and will lead to playoffs among top-ranked guilds in three regions: America, Europe, and Korea. Twelve guilds from each region will participate in the Guild Wars Regional Playoffs, which will take place January 7 — January 14, 2006. The top two guilds in each region – the Regional Playoff Champion and 1st Runner-Up – will then send an eight-player team to battle for Guild Wars world supremacy in Taipei, Taiwan, during the week of the Taipei Game Show, which is scheduled to take place February 16 — 20, 2006.
ArenaNet will provide cash prizes for the winning guilds of the Guild Wars World Championship, which will be divided pro rata to their players, as follows:
|1st Place:|| ||$50,000|
|2nd Place:|| ||$25,000|
|3rd Place:|| ||$10,000|
|4th Place:|| ||$10,000|
|5th Place:|| ||$2,500|
|6th Place:|| ||$2,500|
|Ladder Season:|| ||08:00 (a.m.) GMT, October 1, 2005 until 08:00 (a.m.) GMT, January 1, 2006|
|Guild Lockdown:|| ||December 5, 2005|
|24-hour Grace Period for Final Guild List|| ||08:00 (a.m.) GMT December 17, 2005 to 08:00 (a.m.) GMT December 18, 2005|
|Tournament Roster Complete:|| ||January 2, 2006|
|Travel Verification Complete:|| ||January 5, 2006|
|Regional Playoffs:|| ||January 7-14, 2006|
|Revised Roster Complete:|| ||08:00 (a.m.) GMT on Tuesday, January 17, 2006|
|WC Paperwork Complete:|| ||08:00 (a.m.) GMT on Monday, January 23, 2006|
|Guild Wars World Championship:|| ||February 16-19, 2006
About the Event
Guild Wars will be released in Taiwan and in Japan just prior
to the championship event, and in celebration of the releases, we've
selected Taipei as the location for the first Guild Wars World Championship. The event will include the crowning of the Guild Wars World Champion,
and in addition will also feature exhibition matches with teams from
Taiwan and Japan. It will be a truly international event that will
reflect the global nature of Guild Wars and of the Guild Wars community!
For information about game updates made in conjunction with the Guild Wars World Championship announcement, please see this page.
World's Tallest Building
Taiwan is a solitary island off the coast of Mainland China, on the
western edge of the Pacific "Rim of Fire." Taiwan's landscape features
majestic peaks, rolling hills and plains, basins, rugged coastlines,
and other wonders. A land of great natural beauty, the small island is
home to 6 national parks and 12 national scenic areas and has climates
ranging from temperate to tropical. There are nearly 20,000 species of
wildlife on the island, and more than 20% are Rare or Endangered
The cultural aspects in Taiwan are a delighted blending of Hakka,
Taiwanese, and mainland Chinese cultures. These lend a fascinating
cultural and social color to everything from architecture to language
We look forward to the Guild Wars World Championship, and who knows? We may be hosting your guild in Taipei in 2006!
|Row of Buddha Statues
||Chiang Kai Shek Memorial
At the present time, all guilds on the Guild Wars Ladder are eligible for participation in the Guild Wars World Championship,
excepting those guilds whose membership includes employees of NCsoft or
ArenaNet or their family members. Such guilds are ineligible. A list of
ineligible guilds can be found here.
More Fine Print (sort of like legal Castor Oil)
This is a tournament of skill; this is not a game of chance. Therefore, there are no odds of winning. All Guild Wars
account holders from October 1 through December 31 2005, who are
members or guests of a qualified guild and who play rated ladder games,
will be automatically entered into the Guild Wars Ladder
Season, the top eligible guilds of which will qualify for the
tournament. To be eligible to compete and receive prizes, players must
be 18 or older; able to travel without restriction to Taipei, Taiwan
under valid passport; return declaration of eligibility and
liability/publicity release and waiver within 10 days upon request;
comply at all times with full contest rules; not be an employee or
contractor of NCsoft, ArenaNet, a subsidiary or affiliate or their
advertising or promotion agencies or be domiciled with them; submit to
verification of eligibility upon request; not be disqualified from
tournament. Guilds participating in regional playoffs on-line and world
championship in Taipei will be those ranked at top of ladder at end of
ladder season, which begins 0700 GMT October 1, 2005, and ends 0800 GMT
January 1, 2006, which must be comprised of eligible members, a
majority of whom are legal residents of region. Transportation and
accommodations provided for up to 8 members of regional online winner
to Taipei, Taiwan from nearest major metro airport approved by
ArenaNet. ArenaNet may disqualify guilds or any of their members or may
change the rules, format or delivery of tournament or ladder, or may
cancel, terminate, modify or suspend all or a portion thereof to
prevent violation of terms of service, failure to comply with rules,
ladder abuse, computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized
intervention, fraud, technical failure, or to maintain security,
fairness, integrity or proper conduct. ArenaNet and NCsoft assume no
liability for error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in
operation or transmission, communications failure, theft or
destruction, unauthorized access, or malfunction of servers, providers,
computer equipment or software, or traffic congestion on the Internet
or at any Web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or
damage to participant's or any other person's software or computer. Any
attempt to deliberately damage or undermine the legitimate operation of
tournament is a violation of criminal and civil laws and ArenaNet and
NCsoft reserve right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by
law. Travel to Taipei involves risks inherent in foreign travel,
including the possibility of sickness, injury or death to person and
damage or loss of property, for which ArenaNet and NCsoft assume no
liability. All taxes on travel, hotel, or any winnings are sole
responsibility of contestant. These abbreviated rules may be
supplemented or superceded by full tournament rules at any time.
Contest void where restricted, taxed or prohibited by law.