Guild Wars




Guild Wars 5K Arena at Gen Con

The Guild Wars 5K Arena at Gen Con is a 4v4 sealed play competition taking place at the Gen Con Indianapolis convention that features $5,000 in cash for the top 32 players.

Qualifying rounds will be held on August 10, 11, and 12. Finals held on August 12th.

Event Location:
Gen Con Gaming Convention eGaming hall
Indianapolis, IN

Entry Fee:
$9 per player (purchase event or generic tickets at the Gen Con Box office, cash will not be accepted).

What I need to bring:
Nothing but your entry fee and your willingness to compete! We will be providing the unlocked Guild Wars accounts for you to use.

Event Hours:
August 10 Thursday 12:30-2:30pm Guild Wars Qualifier rounds
August 11 Friday 12:30-2:30pm Guild Wars Qualifier rounds
August 11 Friday 7:30-9:30pm Guild Wars Qualifier rounds
August 12 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm Guild Wars Qualifier rounds
August 12 Saturday 5:00 PM Guild Wars event semi final and finals

Event Structure
The Gen Con 5K Arena will be a 4 on 4 sealed team event. Team may sign up together or will be made up of individuals that sign up for the event.

Teams will compete in a King of the Hill format event, with the highest scoring team from each qualifying round advancing to the semi-finals.

Event Rules
This event uses the Sealed Tournament Rules found in the Universal Guild Wars Tournament Rules

Each match is best 2 out of 3 battles. (Approximately 20 minutes)

After a match, the winning team earns 3 points and the losing team earns 1 point.

The winning team can stay in their seats and play again, while the losing team must pick up their cards and step away from the computers.

The losing team is welcome to go back into the queue to wait for another opening to play for more points.

Players found using skills other than what are represented on their skill cards will forfeit that match for their team. If a player is found doing this a second time, they and their team will dropped from the event with no opportunity to receive any prizes.

At the end of each qualifying time slot, the team that has earned the most points advances to the semi-finals.

The semi-finals has the 4 qualifying teams play against each other in two rounds of tournament play with the two winners of the 1st round playing against each other for 1st and 2nd place, and the two other teams playing against each other for 3rd and 4th place.

All points earned each qualifying round are kept and added together for each team to determine the results for 5th – 8th place. The team with the highest point total that did not advance to the semi-finals will come in 5th place, the next highest team total will come in 6th place, and then the same for 7th and 8th place.

All participants will receive 1 set (2) of previously released Guild Wars skill pins while supplies last.

The top 8 finishing teams win cash awards as shown below:

Team Finish Team Award/Player Award
1st place $2,000 ($500 each)
2nd place $1,200 ($300 each)
3rd place $600 ($150 each)
4th place $400 ($100 each)
5th place $300 ($75 each)
6th place $240 ($60 each)
7th place $160 ($40 each)
8th place $100 ($25 each)

Registration Information
To receive prizes, all winners must present one of the following forms of identification:

  • a driver's license, or
  • a passport, or
  • a copy of a birth certificate and photo IDs (school IDs are acceptable).

All winners must also execute the following: A Publicity Release, a Liability Release, and Declaration of Eligibility. For a player under age 18, a parent or guardian must execute the Declaration and Releases in addition to the player.

Release: By entering (or consenting to the entry of a person under 18) the Guild Wars 5k Arena at Gen Con, each participant (or the participant's parent or legal guardian, if the participant is under 18) and the winner (or the winner's parent or legal guardian, if winner is under 18) thereby releases ArenaNet, NCsoft, NCsoft Europe Ltd. and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agencies from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Guild Wars 5k Arena at Gen Con, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory. Except where prohibited, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved under the laws of the State of Washington, without respect to any conflict of law issues, and participants agree that such shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the U.S. Federal and State Courts of King County, Washington, U.S.A. All of Sponsor's decisions regarding the application and interpretation of the Rules are final.

Disclaimer of Liability; Certain Risks

Sponsors, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees and agencies will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled, distorted, or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer- or communications-related malfunctions or failures; (c) any event disruptions, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Sponsors; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Guild Wars 5k Arena at Gen Con. There are risks inherent in travel and players who travel as part of the Guild Wars 5k Arena at Gen Con should take lawful steps to protect themselves from sickness, injury or crime and to protect their property from damage, theft or loss, which may include, without limitation, familiarizing themselves as to health, safety and security precautions, determining whether insurance coverage is adequate and timely obtaining prior to travel all immunizations and medication recommended by the player's qualified healthcare professional.

Participation in Guild Wars 5k Arena at Gen Con is void where restricted, taxed or prohibited by law.

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