Guild Wars 2 next World vs. World tournament announced, takes place next month

World vs. World is Guild Wars 2's Dark Age of Camelot style 3-way PvP war. Each week, servers engage in a constant push-and-pull of objective capturing—usually by merging into a big ball of people, then smashing into another big ball of people until all life and inventory space has been stamped out. Periodically, ArenaNet formalises this chaos into a tournament, and they've just announced a new one, starting 12 September.

Given that the game is currently on a mid-season break from its Living World: Season Two story, a tournament makes sense—especially with the upcoming feature pack dropping the Tuesday before the event's start.

This tournament will be shorter—lasting just four weeks—and will reward the coveted Tournament Tickets on a week-by-week basis. The hope, I assume, is to avoid some of the issues with the last tournament, which in some cases suffered from repeat match-ups between servers and accusations of cross-server collaboration. "The shorter format will ensure that worlds will not be repeatedly matched against one another," write ArenaNet, "which will more closely resemble a true Swiss-style tournament. Each matchup will be unique, and every win—or upset—will make a huge difference!"

If you don't yet own Guild Wars 2, you can take advantage of the current 50% off offer that will run until 28 August. For more information on the WvW tournament, head to this blog post on the Guild Wars 2 site.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.