Valve is running an Artifact 'preview tournament' to show off its built-in tournament system

Valve announced today that 128 players will compete for a pool of $10,000 at the Artifact Preview Tournament, which'll take place Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11.

"Hosted by Beyond The Summit and broadcast on SteamTV, the all-draft event will feature a 7-round Swiss bracket on Saturday," writes Valve. "A top 8 single-elimination bracket will decide the winner on Sunday. Both days begin at 9AM PST."

The tournament system is built into the client, and will be available for all players when Artifact launches. That'll be on November 28. For more on Valve's card game, check out Tim's recent hands-on impressions, and watch Valve beat him in the video below.

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the rise of personal computers, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early PCs his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.