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The first ever GWENT Open tournament has its champion

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Elias “Shaggy” Sagmeister is the winner of the first ever GWENT Open tournament. Sagmeister was the tournament’s Wild Card player, determined via the Wild Card Qualifiers held on-site at the GWENT booth a day prior to the main event. The grand final of the tournament saw Elias "Shaggy" Sagmeister face off against Magnus "J0rah" Botscher.

CD Projekt Red have announced that Elias “Shaggy” Sagmeister is the winner of the first ever GWENT Open tournament, which took place at this year’s gamescom in Cologne, Germany.

Players participating in the tournament were fighting for a piece of a £19.335 prize pool, and for the first time ever - Crown Points, awarded for achievements during GWENT Masters and used to determine participants in official events of GWENT’s esports series. Both finalists of the gamescom GWENT Open have a guaranteed spot in the upcoming GWENT Challenger tournament, set to take place in December.

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Sagmeister was the tournament’s Wild Card player, determined via the Wild Card Qualifiers held on-site at the GWENT booth a day prior to the main event. In it, 8 players who signed up to participate in GWENT Open, but did not place in the top 7 of the rankings when signups closed on August 1st, battled for the final spot in the tournament.

The main event began on Friday, 25 August, with 4 quarterfinal matches held to decide who would advance to the semifinals on Saturday, August 26th. Following a series of intense matches, the grand final of the tournament saw Elias "Shaggy" Sagmeister face off against Magnus "J0rah" Botscher. Their duel ended in a 3:0 victory for Sagmeister, who finished the tournament winning a total of £8.701.

The final standings are as follows:

Finalists
Elias “Shaggy” Sagmeister (Austria) - £8.701
Magnus “J0rah” Botscher (Germany) - £2.745

Quarterfinalists:
Evgeny “eiSloth” Androsik (Belarus) - £1.082
Ze Hua “Hanachann” Zhao (China) - £1.082
Leandro “Lea92Fra” Franci (Italy) - £966

You can watch the recording of the tournament on the official CD Projekt Red Twitch channel.