WePlay! organized the world's first after official game release and one-of-a-kind Artifact tournament from November 29 till December 4 in Kyiv, Ukraine. The event brought together the most talented minds of CCGs — the famous pros from Hearthstone, Magic the Gathering, and Gwent. The viewers were given a unique opportunity to learn the current meta as well as the best moves and tricks via streams on weplay.tv, Twitch channel, and Steam TV.
The tournament results turned out to be a much bigger event than initially expected. Originally the Artifact Mighty Triad: Strength organizers anticipated about 1 million unique viewers for the entire tournament, however, it has exceeded 1.1 million unique viewers during the first day. In total result, it is over 3 million user in reach and enthusiastic feedback from players, talents, and audience.
The tournament was casted by the stellar people from the esport world — Darick "CHARM3R" Oswalt, Shannon "SUNSfan" Scotten, Sean “Swim” Huguenard, Miguel "Mogwai" Guerrero and David “Impetuous Panda” Nolskog. Based on their personal feedback, all of them enjoyed the authenticity of Kyiv and were impressed of how WePlay! organized the event, how it went smoothly, and how intense and how dynamic Artifact can be.
Also, WePlay! tournament received positive feedback from viewers across the globe. According to the comments, the game is on its way to greatness, the cast is legendary, and the production level is over the roof.
Here's what the Head of Esports for WePlay, Eugene “GreenGT” Luchianenco, had to say.
"We are extremely happy and inspired by the way the Artifact tournament took place. For us, the excitement and the enthusiastic reviews of the players and viewers are the most valuable thing. I have received tons of messages from the players about how impressed they were by the tournament, its format, its flawless organization. I also received messages from Valve reps about how they liked the tournament. They even wrote twitter posts about us. The viewers were also impressed by production, quality of the studio, the mood and liveliness of the casters, who really did a great job. All of this reflects the overall success of Artifact tournament. And now WePlay! has another challenge to grow the level of the next tournament any many other tournaments. What is more important, it is our duty to ensure the best quality possible."