Guild Wars




Guild Wars 10K Arena at PAX

The Guild Wars 10K Arena at PAX is a 1v1 sealed play competition that features $10,000 in prizes for the top 16 players.


The qualifiers will take place August 24–26, and the finals will be held on August 26th. Registration begins Friday, August 24 at 2:00 PM.

Event Location

ArenaNet booth in the Exhibit Hall
Washington State Convention & Trade Center
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101-2350

Entry Fee

Free! This event is limited to the first 128 players who register.

What to Bring

We have unlocked Guild Wars accounts for competition use. Bring along your willingness to compete!

Event Registration

Players may register in advance for ONLY ONE open flight. Registration is located at the tournament area of the ArenaNet booth. Any player who does not advance to the finals and wishes to play in another flight cannot register in advance, but may wait in the standby line for any flight. If 16 new players have not registered for a flight by its start time, then players from the standby line will be allowed to join until that flight is full.

Event Hours

Event Day Starting Time
Flight #1 Friday 3:00 PM
Flight #2 Friday 5:00 PM
Flight #3 Saturday 10:30 AM
Flight #4 Saturday 12:00 PM
Flight #5 Saturday 1:30 PM
Flight #6 Saturday 3:00 PM
Flight #7 Saturday 4:30 PM
Flight #8 Sunday 10:30 AM
Tournament Finals Sunday 1:00 PM
Tournament Award Ceremony Sunday 3:30 PM

Event Structure

The PAX 10K Arena is a 1v1 sealed play event.

Each flight consists of two 8-player pods (players are randomly assigned to a pod), for a total of 16 players competing in a 3 round Swiss tournament.

Each round consists of a single battle. Players have up to 5 minutes after each battle to change their character and Heroes.

At the end of the 3 rounds, the undefeated player in each pod advances to the finals on Sunday.

Event Rules

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

Registered players receive 80 random skills for their character and Heroes and the use of a Guild Wars account with those 80 skills already unlocked. Players have until 15 minutes after the start of the flight time to set up their character and Heroes. Players using skills other than those represented on their skill cards forfeit that match and are dropped from the flight.


At the end of each flight, the winners of each pod (2 winners per flight, for a total of 16 players) will be invited to compete in the finals on Sunday. All participants in the finals will earn prizes. In the event that a pod winner fails to appear for the finals, that player will forfeit any earned prizes and the slot will not be filled.

The finals consist of a 4 round single elimination tournament with each player receiving a new set of 80 skills as explained above. As before, each round consists of a single battle.


ArenaNet would like to thank the following Guild Wars 10k Arena at PAX sponsors for their support:

Alienware Alienware (Event Sponsor)
Logitech Logitech (Supporting Sponsor)

View the prizes winning participants of the Guild Wars 10k Arena at Pax will receive.

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 a Declaration of Eligibility. For players under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must also execute the Declaration and Releases.

Release: By entering (or consenting to the entry of a person under 18) the Guild Wars 10k Arena at PAX, 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 10k Arena at PAX, 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 10k Arena at PAX. There are risks inherent in travel and players who travel as part of the Guild Wars 10k Arena at PAX 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 10k Arena at PAX is void where restricted, taxed, or prohibited by law.

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