Cygames announces the Shadowverse esports calendar for 2018 with a $1,000,000 grand prize

Cygames has announced the esports program for Shadowverse in 2018. The circuit includes the Shadowverse Open, World Circuit and culminating in the Shadowverse World Grand Prix.

Best of all, the Shadowverse World Grand Prix features a $1,000,000 USD grand prize. Announced during the Shadowverse Open Mid Season Special, Cygames has detailed the 2018 esports calendar.

In 2017, the Shadowverse World Grand Prix was held in Tokyo and saw 24 players battle for a share of $120,000 USD. In 2018, the first prize has been increased to $1,000,000 USD, showing just how big Shadowverse has become.

Shadowverse World Grand Prix 2018

The Shadowverse Open, the first of the esports events is currently ongoing. The Open is a series of online tournaments which sees players from all over the world competing.

One season is already underway and there are two more scheduled for 2018. In addition, the Shadowverse Open will be extended to South-East Asia, Oceania, South America and more European countries than ever before. 

The Shadowverse Open in 2018 will be open to over 120 countries, making it the most countries ever included in Shadowverse’s esports event.

In 2018, Cygames will introduce the Shadowverse World Circuit. These events are offline tournaments which will be held at three events across the world.

The World Circuit events are being held in collaboration with DreamHack and anyone can enter. The events are;

  • DreamHack Tours – France, May 19-21
  • South East Asia & Oceania Open – Date and Location TBD
  • DreamHack Montreal – Canada, September 7-9

Shadowverse $1,000,000 prize money

All three of the DreamHack World Circuits will feature a prize pool of $10,000 USD and a chance to enter the Shadowverse World Grand Prix 2018.

The World Grand Prix will be held in Tokyo later this year. To determine which players will compete, three Contender Cups will be held in LA and Singapore; one for Americas, one for Europe, and one for South-East Asia and Oceania.

Those qualifying for entry into the Shadowverse World Grand Prix will be one of the following;

  • The winners of each of the World Circuit tournaments
  • The winners of the Spring and Summer Pan-American or European Shadowverse Open online tournaments
  • The players with the most 2018 league points (league points can be earned across all competitions)
  • Finally, there will be spots for the winners of dedicated wild card tournaments that will take place in September 

The Shadowverse esports calendar for 2018 is full to the brim with events and chances for pros and newcomers alike. 

If you’re a Shadowverse player, make sure you keep an eye out for more announcements about the upcoming events.

For more info on the Shadowverse Open head to the official website.

Leo Stevenson
Leo Stevenson
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