Gwent Challenger Approaches, Closed Beta Sign-ups Ending

If you haven't yet signed up for the closed beta of Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, now is the time to get in on the preview period before the sign-ups end. Developers CD Projekt RED announced on Thursday that the sign-up page for the standalone card game will close this weekend.

Once the sign-up page has closed, those who were in the game previously or make it in before the deadline will still have access to the game as it moves forward in its development. And the closing of the sign-up period likely means that CD Projekt RED is indeed ready to announce some changes being made to the game in the near future, just as they've been working to improve the game during the closed beta.

“Throughout Closed Beta, we’ve reworked and added a huge amount of features and mechanics to Gwent," said Benjamin Lee, Development Director at CD PROJEKT RED. "Balance changes, numerous tweaks of how cards work and how the game flows; additional cards, a new faction and ranked play — it was an amazing ride and Gwent’s community was with us all the way. I’d like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for the hours invested,” added Lee.

Not to end without something to take its place, the closed beta sign-ups come in the midst of Gwent's Challenger Tournament that will also be held on Saturday. Announced in March, the tournament will pit some of the best players that the Gwent community has to offer against some professional gamers to compete for a $100,000 prize pool. The first-place winner will take home $60,000 from the one-off competition, second place will take $20,000 and the third and fourth winners will take $10,000 each. The live stream of the tournament will also feature hosting and commentary from four members of the community to catch up gamers who might just be getting their feet wet in the collectible card game.

The Gwent Challenger Tournament can be watched on CD Projekt's Twitch channel at 3 pm CEST/9 am ET on Saturday. For more information about the closed beta and to sign up before it's too late, visit their site and choose either the PC or Xbox One beta version.