Eternal Championship Qualifier: DefianceNovember 16, 2018
PRIZING UPDATE 11/29: As ECQ: Defiance is a single run of 28 games, previously announced run prizes have been folded into expanded leaderboard prizes. All players who participate in ECQ: Defiance will receive a minimum of 30 packs and one premium copy of Svetya, Orene of Kosul!
The first Eternal Championship Qualifier will be held November 30 – December 2!
ECQ: Defiance will feature Eternal players from around the world in a battle for a $5,000 prize pool! The last two players standing will punch their tickets to Worlds as the first players to qualify for the $100,000 World Championship!
In addition to in-game prizes, players who finish in the Top 8 will receive cash prizes, and everyone who makes the cut to the Top 64 will earn ECQ Points to help them qualify for the last-chance to get to Worlds: The Showdown!
Here’s how the Top 64 prizes break down:
ECQ: Defiance consists of two stages: Qualifiers that are open to all players on Steam, iOS or Android, and the Finals that will feature the Top 64 players from the Qualifiers.
Note: A new Code of Conduct is in effect for all Eternal events.
Participating in ECQ: Defiance requires a registered and validated account and email address. This can be done through the Options menu in-game; we strongly encourage players to register and validate their email addresses in advance of attempting to enter the tournament.
Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help validating.
- All players on Steam, iOS or Android phones & tablets can participate in ECQ: Defiance. (Xbox One players are not yet eligible to participate in tournaments, but we hope to be able to include them soon.)
- The Qualifiers begins on Friday, November 30 at 10 am MST (17:00 UTC) and will end on Saturday, December 1 at 4 pm MST (23:00 UTC).
- Players can complete their games at any time during the Qualifiers; there is no benefit or penalty for playing early, late, or throughout.
- The Qualifiers consist of 28 games, win or lose.
- You can switch decks between games.
- The Top 64 players from the Qualifiers will progress forward to the Finals.
- ECQ: Defiance costs 1,600 Gems or 30,000 Gold to enter.
- The Finals begins promptly at 11 am MST (18:00 UTC) on Sunday, December 2.
- Qualifying players must be online and ready to play when the Finals begins.
- You will receive an in-game prompt to join your first game when the Finals begins.
- The Finals is open to only the top 64 players from the Qualifiers.
- Finals matches are best-of-3 games, single-elimination, played with a single constructed deck.
- There will be a short delay between the last active game in a round and the start of the next round.
- The deck you play in the Finals does not need to be one you played during the Qualifiers.
- Decklists from the Finals will not be posted until after the event concludes.
- Prizes will be delivered upon conclusion of the Finals.
- All players will receive one premium copy of Svetya, Orene of Kosul; all packs are from The Fall of Argenport
- Players will receive prizes based on Leaderboard standings, as follows:
|1||$2,000, Eternal World Championship invitation, 150 packs|
|2||$1,000, Eternal World Championship invitation, 125 packs|
|3-4||$500, 8 ECQ Points, 100 packs|
|5-8||$250, 6 ECQ Points, 75 packs|
|9-16||4 ECQ Points, 75 packs|
|17-32||2 ECQ Points, 60 packs|
|33-64||1 ECQ Point, 50 packs|
Join us for broadcast coverage of the Finals on Sunday, December 2 at 11 am MST (18:00 UTC), live on Twitch!
Special Twitch Drops will be enabled exclusively on the DWD channel during the broadcast — so if you’re not playing in the Finals, make sure to tune in to claim your share of the loot!
Grab your favorite deck and get ready to take a shot at qualifying for the Eternal World Championship in the first ever ECQ: Defiance!
The Eternal software and all prizes are awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied, (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose) and all such warranties are hereby disclaimed. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH ANY PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.
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