Yesterday we received an update to ArenaNet’s first structured PvP blog detailing some of the PvP additions coming to Guild Wars 2. In the update, Jonathan Sharp delves into some new information regarding the Qualifying Point system that will be used in paid tournaments, and also talks a bit about some of the new UI changes tournament players will be seeing. Here’s a snippet:
Qualifying points (QPs) are gained in paid tournaments – each person on a winning team in an 8-team paid tournament gets 1 qualifying point. QPs lead to rankings for larger tournaments, and allow you to measure yourself against other players.
Because you must have a full team in order to join a paid tournament and it takes tickets to enter, we know that the best teams will be playing paid tournaments. So while you do compete for better prizes than in free tournaments, the thing you’re really competing for are QPs. Think you’re actually good at competitive GW2? Hit the paid tournaments and prove it. We’ll be adding more features that build off QPs, so once that’s ready, I’ll give everyone another update!
Check out the full developer blog here.