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Guild Wars 10K Arena at PAX


The Guild Wars 10K Arena at PAX is a 4v4 sealed play competition taking place at the Gen Con Indianapolis convention that features over $10,000 in cash for the top 32 players.

When:
The qualifying round will be held on August 26. Finals held on August 27th.

Event Location:
ArenaNet Booth in the PAX exhibit hall
Meydenbauer Center
11100 NE 6th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
http://www.pennyarcadeexpo.com/

Entry Fee:
Free! This event is limited to the first 16 teams that register (64 players total).

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

Event Hours:

August 26 Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm Guild Wars 10k Qualifier
August 27 Sunday 10:00-2:00pm Guild Wars 10k Playoffs

Event Structure
The PAX 10K 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 randomly paired league event, with the 8 highest scoring teams from the qualifying round advancing to the playoffs.

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

Each team will sit down and play 3 battles against their randomly determined opponent.

After each battle, the winning team earns 3 points, and the losing team earns 1 point. Any match that is not completed after 10 minutes of game time will end as a draw with neither team earning any points. Battles that end in draws DO count as one of the 3 battles your team plays.

After the two teams have played 3 battles against each other, both teams must give up their seats to allow the next 2 teams in the queue to compete. Each team can then go back into line and wait until a set of computers opens up so that they may compete again to earn additional points. (The team that earned the higher total of points gets to go into the queue ahead of their opponent).

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.

Advancement
At the end of the qualifier, the four teams that has earned the most points advances to the playoffs on Sunday.

The playoffs 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 playoffs will come in 5th place, the next highest team total will come in 6th place, and then the same for 7th and 8th place.

Prizes
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 $4,000 ($1,000 each)
2nd place $2,000 ($500 each)
3rd place $1,600 ($400 each)
4th place $1,200 ($300 each)
5th place $800 ($200 each)
6th place $400 ($100 each)
7th place $200 ($50 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 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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