The Echelon PRIME Foundation is excited to debut its Ardent Arena 2023 tournament, for the free-to-play blockchain-integrated Parallel TCG, a new and groundbreaking trading card game set in our solar system thousands of years in the future.
The Ardent Arena 2023 celebrates Parallel TCG’s loyal community following, allowing the most steadfast collectors to participate and play to win the prize pool, starting at 11,000 $PRIME. Remarkably, this marks the inception of the very first high-stakes Parallel TCG championship, a spectacle slated to grace our calendars on an annual basis.
A new layer of Echelon infrastructure makes its debut next week during Ardent Arena.
In this tournament app, players can check live seeds as they grind @ParallelTCG ladder to qualify for Playoffs.
Our goal is to build upon this tool, opening community access as we grow the… pic.twitter.com/cz2GTWC6gx
— Echelon (@EchelonFND) September 26, 2023
The tournament’s initial phase will witness a week-long affair of seedings accomplished through ranked matchmaking. The upper echelons, comprising the foremost 30 participants, will earn their coveted tickets to the playoffs, while positions 31 through 38 shall engage in fierce competition for the last two prized slots. Behold, all encounters within the top 38 echelon shall be available for your viewing pleasure on the distinguished Echelon Twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/echelonfnd.
The window for ticket minting is fleeting, commencing now and concluding with finality on October 2nd at precisely 11:59 pm EST. If your resolve aligns with a desire to cast your lot into the fray, the present moment stands as the opportune juncture to enlist in the ranks of Parallel TCG.
To gain admittance to this prestigious contest, it is imperative that you adhere to the following stipulations:
Be a long-term Parallel collector to ensure inclusion on the Ardent List: https://echelon.io/ardent-list/
Our first-ever Ardent Arena starts next week!
— Echelon (@EchelonFND) September 26, 2023
Round 1 – Commencing on October 3rd at 5:00 pm EST and concluding on October 11th at 5:00 pm EST, the inaugural round sets the stage. Participants engage in ranked matchmaking, vying for a coveted position among the top 38 contenders. Player rankings in this stage are determined by an intricate algorithm that assesses factors such as consistency, number of games played, win-loss ratios, and ladder standings. Seeds 1 through 30 earn direct berths to the playoffs, while seeds 31 to 38 proceed to phase 2, designated as the play-in tournament.
Round 2 – Scheduled for October 12th, the play-in tournament sees seed 31 face off against seed 38, seed 32 matched with 37, and so forth. Competitors are required to submit two distinct decks, each from different Parallels, prior to their clashes. These encounters unfold as best-of-three battles, with participants compelled to secure victories with both of their decks. The two highest-ranking players at the conclusion of this stage secure the last two slots in phase 3.
Round 3 – Occurring on October 13th, 14th, and 15th, the playoffs bring forth a single-elimination format. Seed 1 confronts seed 32, seed 2 challenges seed 31, and so on, in a thrilling showdown. To participate, contenders must submit two decks, each hailing from a separate Parallel. These matches transpire as best-of-three skirmishes, necessitating dual victories for advancement. The Grand Final culminates in a riveting best-of-five encounter, affording players the opportunity to clinch victory with the same deck on two occasions.
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