Journey of the Six $5K Draft OpenJuly 15, 2022
The Eternal® 2022 World Championship Series continues with the Journey of the Six $5k Draft Open!
Beginning on Friday, July 29th at 10:00 AM MDT (16:00 UTC) with entry open until Saturday, July 30th at 4:00 PM MDT (22:00 UTC), $5,000, an invitation to the World Championship, and mountains of packs will be up for grabs in the first Draft Open since the release of Unleashed! And as an added bonus, players will get to keep all of the cards they draft during the event!
Everyone who enters this event will receive four alternate art copies of Zido, Cabal Housecat just for playing. Players with their Mastery Medallion will also receive four premium alternate art copies of Zido, Cabal Housecat and begin each of their Open Runs with one free win under their belt.
2022 Open Tournament Structure
For the 2022 Organized Play Season, we’ve implemented a few changes to make the Opens simpler and more accessible.
To make it to Sunday’s single elimination Finals, players must win at least 10 games in an Open Run during the Qualifier Stage: Open Runs can be played at any time during the Qualifier Stage and are a total of 14 rounds.
A player may complete up to two Open Runs: Players may compete in a second run and complete a second draft, even if they win 10 or more matches in their first run. If a player has two 10+ win runs, the run with the most wins will be used for seeding Sunday’s play.
Due to variable bracket sizes, some competitors will receive byes in the first round of Sunday’s single elimination Finals. With all players who complete a run with 10+ wins qualifying for the Finals, there will always be a varied number of competitors on Sunday. In order to standardize brackets, first round byes will be awarded to top-performing players such that after the first round, the tournament will have 32, 64, or 128 remaining players, then single elimination play will proceed as usual.
Byes are awarded by Open Run standings first, and leaderboard position second. The first tiebreaker for byes is Open Run standings, so even if you get to 10 wins in an Open Run it is valuable to continue to play to improve your record and chance of receiving a bye. In the event that there are fewer byes than players with a certain win threshold, the second tiebreaker will be the Leaderboard standings of the format in question (Draft, in this case.) A player’s Leaderboard standing is the higher of their current month or previous month’s Leaderboard ranking.
Example: 70 players finish their Open Run with at least ten wins, with 30 players having exactly 10 wins. In that event, 58 players would receive a bye, while 12 players would play the first round, putting the field at exactly 64 competitors at the end of Round 1. Everyone with at least 11 wins would receive a bye, as the first tiebreaker is Open Run standings. Byes would be allocated to the players with 10 wins based on their Leaderboard Standings, which is the higher of their two standings in Draft either at the end of last month, or their current Draft Leaderboard standing at the time they entered their run.
The Journey of the Six $5k Draft Open consists of two stages: Qualifiers that are open to all players on Steam, iOS, Android, and Xbox, and the Finals that will feature players who win 10 or more games during one of their runs on Friday and Saturday.
Participating in the Journey of the Six $5k Draft Open 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 email@example.com if you need help validating your email address.
- The Journey of the Six $5k Draft Open will use the Draft format.
- All players on Steam, Xbox, and iOS or Android phones & tablets can participate.
- The Qualifier Stage begins on Friday, July 29th at 10:00 AM MDT (16:00 UTC) and will close sharply on Saturday, July 30th at 4:00 PM MDT (22:00 UTC).
- No one may enter the tournament or start a new game after 4:00 PM MDT (22:00 UTC) on Saturday.
- Games in progress may be completed until 4:30 PM MDT (22:30 UTC) on Saturday, at which time all scores will become final.
- Players can complete their games at any time during the Qualifier Stage.
- Draft the best possible deck and then play 14 games against other competitors. Players who win 10 or more games during a run will advance to the Sunday Finals.
- Players may enter up to 2 runs to try to advance to the Sunday finals
- Players will complete a new draft for each of their runs.
- The player’s run with the better record will count towards qualification and seeding for the Sunday Finals.
- Players will receive in-game rewards for each of their runs.
- Each Entry costs 1250 Gems or 22,500 Gold to enter.
- Players will keep all cards they draft during their Open Runs.
- The Finals begin promptly at 11:00 AM MDT (17:00 UTC) on Sunday, July 31st.
- Qualifying players must be online and ready to play when the Finals begin.
- Players will receive an in-game prompt to join the first game when the Finals begin.
- Finals matches are best-of-3 games, single-elimination
- The Finals are open to all players who win 10 out of 14 games during one of their runs during the Qualifier Stage.
- Seeding for the Finals is determined by a player’s record in their qualifying run.
- Players with Identical qualifying run records are seeded by their rank in Draft during either the current month (July) or previous month (June), whichever is higher.
- If the number of players qualified for Sunday does not exactly fill out the bracket, the highest-seeded players will receive a first-round bye.
- When the finals begin, players will have 45 minutes to draft and build their decks. After this time, we will send a list of draft pools to all qualified finalists. This draft will be used throughout the entire finals.
- Play will begin after all players have received the draft pools of the other players via email.
- There will be a short delay between the last active game in a round and the start of the next round.
- All games must finish before the next round can start, so watch the Bracket View.
- When it is time to play, players will receive an invitation to join the next game.
- Players will keep all cards they draft before the finals begin.
Finalists’ draft lists will be distributed to players via email the morning of the finals after drafting is completed, so make sure to check the email associated with your Eternal account!
- Prizes will be delivered upon conclusion of the Finals. All packs are from Unleashed.
- All players will receive four alternate art copies of Zido, Cabal Housecat just for playing!
- Players with the Mastery Medallion will also receive four premium alternate art copies of Zido, Cabal Housecat.
- Players will keep all cards they draft during this event.
|1||$1500, Invitation to 2022 Worlds, 32 Packs|
|2||$1000, 25 Packs of Unleashed
|3-4||$650, 20 Packs of Unleashed|
|5-8||$300, 16 Packs of Unleashed|
|9-16||12 Packs of Unleashed|
|17-32||8 Packs of Unleashed|
|33+*||4 Packs of Unleashed|
*These Leaderboard Rewards are only given to players rank 33+ who qualify for the Sunday Finals.
Join us for broadcast coverage of the Finals on Sunday, July 31st at 11:00 AM MDT (17:00 UTC), live on Twitch!
Special Twitch Drops will be enabled exclusively on the DWD Twitch channel during the broadcast – so if you’re not playing on Sunday, make sure to tune in to claim your share of the loot!